Our sweet brother, Louis Puzio, 69, stepped away from the joys and sorrows of this world and stepped into the glory and happiness of eternity on April 25, 2021. Louis was beloved by our parents, Cecelia and Louis Puzio, (both deceased) who worked tirelessly as his advocates. We, his sisters, Dolores Erenstoft and Alice Devereaux were blessed with every moment we could share with Lou.
Louis was also adored by his nephews and nieces: Mark Erenstoft, Debbie Erenstoft Rechtschaffer and her husband Jonathan and their daughter, Zoe; Tyler Godwin and Juli Godwin Pilione and husband, Stephen, and their children Dominic, Jayme and Chloe.
Prior to living in two Catholic Charities homes – the Wayne Marathon House and the Barnet House (Pompton Lakes), Louis was a student in the Clifton Public Schools and then attended the Fair Lawn Opportunity Center. He most recently lived in Emerson in his New Concepts for Living Home.
Besides being with his family, Louis’s treasured times were when he was listening to his music. He knew and loved all the Oldies, playing his records over and over again in his early years, learning the words and still singing them in later years. His transistor radio had accompanied him whenever he was out of the house so he always had his music. How he loved his rock n’ roll!
Louis loved his pizza, soda, ice cream and Twinkies; his eyes lighting up whenever he was indulged with them. He was fun and funny and so often made us laugh. And his beautiful smile made his face look like sunshine. Doting on him was a pleasure. Adoring him was easy.
Louis will be deeply missed and will be remembered as our sweetheart. He taught us to be better human beings. It was a joy and a gift to have Lou in our lives. His absence will always be present as well as the impact he had on us all. We are grateful to have been part of Louis’s life journey. Bye, bye, bye sweet Lou.
Our thanks to all personnel at the Department of Disabilities and the staff at the Wayne and Barnet Houses. For 41 years they provided loving care and attention to our brother.
The last several months were spent at his home at New Concepts for Living in Emerson. Louis received wonderful care and loving support there, also.
Thank you to all the staff at his group homes and to his family and friends who contributed to Louis’s happiness.
Please consider donating to the Department for Persons with Disabilities, P.O. Box 2539, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 or New Concepts for Living, 68a West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662.
Visiting will be held Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton. A funeral service will be held Saturday morning 9:00 am at the funeral home followed by interment at St. Michael Cemetery in South Hackensack. Facemasks must be worn. Please visit the Tribute Wall section of the obituary at www.bizubquinlan.com to leave condolences to the family.
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Department for Persons with Disabilities
P.O. Box 2539, Oak Ridge NJ 07438
New Concepts for Living
68a West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park NJ 07662