Gertrude Hrenko
Gertrude Hrenko
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Obituary of Gertrude Hrenko

Gertrude (Marva) Hrenko, of Denville, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 10, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was 99 years young.

Born and raised in Dunnellen, NJ, she worked in Kearny, where she met and married her soulmate, John Hrenko. Together they relocated to Hillside to raise their family. Gertrude was a very talented seamstress, making slip covers, drapes, clothing for her family, and much more. She was also a skilled painter, painting many ceramics with her daughters. Gertrude was a devout Catholic and proud member of St. Mary's RC Church in Denville. She was devoted to Jesus and his Mother and loved having them as such a big part in her life. Her other great love was her family. She cherished spending quality time with all of them. Her legacy of love, laughter, and family will continue to live on in her family, and the many lives that she touched with her kind-hearted, generous spirit.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, John Hrenko, son-in-law Deacon John Christian Hubley, brothers, Alexander Marva, Innocent (Pauline) Marva, Charlie Marva, and sister Mary Tremper, she is survived by her caring daughters, Jean Hubley and Terry Hrenko; her cherished grandchildren, Christine (Rich) Eastman, Mary Hubley, James (Marie) Hubley, Margaret (Ken) Travers, Kathy Hubley, and Michael Hubley; and her precious great-grandchildren, Liam, Caitlin, Brigit, Garret, Colin, Isabelle, and Christian.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 17th at 10:00 am at St. Mary's RC Church, 15 Myers Ave., Denville. Public Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her memory to VNA Hospice or EWTN (Eternal World Television Network) by way of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org. Please leave a condolence and special memory for her family.