Animals Pets 11

Harriet B. (Czarnecki) DeLuca

January 24, 1931 ~ June 15, 2022 (age 91)


Harriet Black (nee Czarnecki) DeLuca, 91, of Wayne passed away on June 15, 2022.

            Born and raised in Wallington, upon getting married on August 6, 1955 she moved to Clifton and resided there until moving to Wayne on October 22, 1975. Mrs. DeLuca earned her bachelor’s degree in education and business from New Jersey Teacher’s College and was part of the first graduating class from Hobart Hall at William Paterson College. Mrs. DeLuca was certified as a kindergarten-12 teacher. She taught at Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and School #13, both in Clifton until her retirement from there in 1964. She then changed careers and became a Full-Charge Bookkeeper for Marino Associates starting in 1981. Subsequently she became a Full-Charge Bookkeeper and Union Specialist for Lazzaro Associates until her retirement at age 89. Mrs. DeLuca also was instrumental in implementing special programs to develop teaching curriculums for developmentally disabled children for the State of New Jersey in the 1970s. She volunteered and served as Secretary for St. Joseph’s Hospital TWIG in Totowa from 1991-1995.

            Mrs. DeLuca was predeceased by her husband, Leno DeLuca, who passed away on January 28, 2002 as well as by her brother, Lawrence Elmer Black, in 2012.

            She is survived by her loving and deeply devoted daughter, Deborah A. DeLuca, of Wayne, several friends and colleagues, as well as by her four loved “fur-baby” dogs: Buddy, Lulu, Belle and Merlot Lee.

            Visiting will be Monday from 4-8pm at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton. Funeral Tuesday 9:15am from the funeral home and 10:00am at St. Brendan RC Church, cor. Crooks and Lakeview Avenues, Clifton. Interment to follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson. Memorial contributions to either the American Cancer Society (, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or to the Wayne Animal Shelter ( would be appreciated. Please visit for driving directions and to leave online condolences on the Tribute Wall of Mrs. DeLuca’s obituary page.

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June 20, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home
1313 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013

Prayer Before Church
June 21, 2022

9:15 AM
Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home
1313 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013

June 21, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Brendan R.C. Church
154 East First Street
Clifton, NJ 07011

June 21, 2022

10:50 AM
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
200 McLean Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07504


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box P, Manasquan NJ 08736
Tel: 1-800-237-2345

Wayne Animal Shelter
201 Pompton Plains Crossroads (Jackson Avenue Extension), Wayne NJ 07470

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