Emma Anna Stone Rely, 97, of Belvidere, NJ, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2020 at Chelsea at Brookfield. She enjoyed many years of good health, until she lost her fight with the Corona Virus.
Born on June 7, 1922 in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Michael Hayduscko and Julia Kusma Hayduscko. She attended Oxford Central School and went to work as a domestic in Newark, NJ with her sisters in her early teens. Emma had also worked at the Oxwall, Oxford, NJ.
Emma was predeceased by her first husband, George Stone; her daughter, Susan Westbrook; brothers and sisters, Paul, Michael, Edward, George, and John Hayduscko, Eleanor Stoffa, Mary Gergely, Ann Giabrone, and Elizabeth Mader.
Emma married her first husband, George Stone on May 25, 1947 at the age of 25. They lived on a dairy farm in Centerville, NJ. They had three daughters, these were the happy years. In 1960, she moved to Belvidere and settled on Parker Street. She had worked at the Presbyterian Home and IMCO in Belvidere. She also worked in the garment industry at the blouse factories in the Martins Creek area. She retired from the Warren County Nutrition Program at the age of 84. This was the job that she loved, but was “forced to retire”.
She married her second husband, Fasto Rely at the age of 65. He now resides in the Philippines with his family.
Emma is survived by her daughter Linda De Maris and her husband Bruce of Easton, PA, grandson Keith Ponnett and his wife Kristi, great-grandchildren, Issac, Sarah and Grace Ponnett of Bath, PA, grandson, Adam DeMaris of New York City, Noah De Maris of Portland, ME, grandson Kevin Ponnett and his wife Amber, great-grandsons, Mason, Logan and Carter Ponnett all of Wilmington, NC; daughter Mary Ellen Claussen and her husband Robert of Belvidere, grandson, Forrest Stone of Belvidere, grandson, Shannon Stone and his wife Allison Lafeir, great-grandson, Adam Stone all of Oxford, NJ; a close niece, Yvonne Hayduscko of Hauppauge, NY; son-in-law, Lee Westbrook, grandson Brad Westbrook, both of Branchville, NJ and granddaughter, Lorraine Westbrook of Newton, NJ.
Emma loved flowers, especially African Violets. She loved to read, family parties on the holidays, music; Frank Sinatra and country. She was a kind and loving soul who will be missed by her family and friends.
Interment will be private in Belvidere Cemetery due to the guidelines for the corona virus outbreak.
A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date.