Obituary of Elizabeth Constance Meehan
Elizabeth Constance Meehan, 84 of Hopatcong passed away peacefully on Sunday March 26, 2023 at St. Clare's hospital, Denville location surrounded by her family. Born on August 21, 1938 in New Bedford MA to the late Franciszek and Marya (Skrzyniarz) Gorczyca. Elizabeth, a graduate of St. Anne's Hospital School of Nursing, Fall River, MA. She moved to New York City where she obtained a nursing position at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, in the Medical/Surgical unit. Where she rendered care to numerous acclaimed personalities such as Charles Revson, founder of Revlon, Bert Lahr, His Royal highness, the Duke of Windsor. Her nursing career also included geriatric care at Merry Heart nursing home, Succasunna NJ as well as Psychiatric care at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital prior to her retirement. She resided in Montville NJ prior to moving to Hopatcong in 2018. Elizabeth enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, gardening, listening to classical music, cooking with her daughters, playing Scrabble with her family as well as watching Jeopardy, Two Half Men and Golden Girls. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was predeceased by her siblings, Wladyslaw Gorczyca, Thaddeus Gorczyca, Fryderyk Gorczyca and Francis Ryan. She is survived by her daughter Marya Meehan of Hopatcong NJ, her daughter Kathleen Meehan-Kiermeier of Deptford NJ, her son Kevin Meehan of Wharton NJ. Grandchildren Brenna Meehan, Devin Meehan, Kelsie Lynn Kiermeier, Aidan Kiermeier, great grandchildren Charlotte and Mason Arendts, Daughter-in Law Elizabeth Seal-Meehan, Son-in-law Edward Kiermeier Jr., former husband Patrick Meehan. Other family members include Christian Arendts, Meghan Van Vliet and Benjamin Van Vliet as well as numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony to be held at a later date here in NJ, and in New Bedford MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you send flowers to a love one and cherish your time with them in Elizabeth's memory.