Albina R. Kunsaw


Albina R. (Swed) Kunsaw, 95, of Fair Lawn, NJ, formerly of Wallington, NJ passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  A 1939 graduate of Lodi High School and a 1943 graduate of Passaic General Hospital School of Nursing, she served with the Army Nurse Corps from February 1944-46 and was discharged as a First Lieutenant.  She worked for 40 years at the Barnert Memorial Hospital in Paterson, NJ.  Albina was a member of the American Legion Post #171 and the Happy Senior Club at the Fair Lawn Senior Center.  An ardent parishioner of The Orthodox Christian Church of Christ the Saviour, she was a member of Sts. Martha & Mary Altar Society.

Beloved wife of the late William Kunsaw.  Loving mother of Janet Augusta and husband, Very Rev. Donald Augusta.  Cherished grandmother of Joseph Augusta and Catherine Johnson and husband Marcus. Adored great-grandmother of Abby and Millie.  She is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Kunegunda and Martin Swed, and by siblings Bertha Sottilare, Genevieve Ettz, and John and Michael Swed.

Visitation Monday, September 25, 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Vander Platt-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road,  Fair Lawn, NJ.  Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Leonid Schmidt on Tuesday, September 26 at 10:00 am at The Orthodox Christian Church of Christ the Saviour, 365 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652.  Burial will follow at St. Tikhon’s Cemetery in South Canaan, PA.

Donations in Albina’s memory may be made to the Fair Lawn Senior Center, 11-05 Gardiner Road, Fair Lawn, NJ  07410 or to The Orthodox Christian Church of Christ the Saviour.

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Albina was indeed an angel for us. After their spouses had passed away, she was always the one to let me know how my dad, John, was doing. She was the most reliable, wonderful, kind person and she became a very important part of our lives. She was a very big help once we moved to Pennsylvania in taking care of my dad. We know for sure, if anyone has the right to heaven, she certainly leads the pack. Our love,prayers, and sincere condolences to her family
Lynn & Bill Roettger
To my dearest Albina and family: A life so beautifully lived with grace, dignity, love, compassion and friendship. You will be missed. I am grateful for having known you and your wonderful family. You are an inspiration to all of us and a dear friend to my beloved mother Sophie Dangona. We hold you dearly in our thoughts and prayers and share in your love of church and family.
My condolences to her family, I had only a short time getting to know your mother from me joining the Happy Seniors. She was a wonderful person and has been missed since leaving. I sat at her table and enjoyed listening to her stories of herself n family. May she Rest In Peace .
Claire De Virgilio
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