December 7, 1922 -June 4, 2022
Julia MacZinko Halasz was born just after midnight on December 7th, 1922 in the front bedroom of a rural farmhouse in Englishtown, NJ. Julia was the last of seven children born to Julia and Stephen MacZinko, Hungarian immigrants.
Julia was so small when she was born that she could fit in a shoebox. Her older sister exclaimed “She is so teeny!”. And so Teeny became Julia’s family nickname.
Julia enjoyed her life on the farm and grew up learning the value of hard work, as well as the simple joy of living in the country. At her eighth grade graduation, her conservative, old country parents were embarrassed because Teeny was the only girl to get a letter in baseball. Not to be deterred, high school athletic letters soon followed.
After high school graduation, Julia worked as a receptionist and Hungarian translator at the Johnson & Johnson headquarters in New Brunswick. In 1946, Julia agreed to marry Eugene Halasz; finally accepting his third proposal. They were married in June of that year and made their life in East Brunswick. Two sons and a daughter followed, and Julia became Mom.
Mom was a devoted mother, a homemaker who made the best pies on earth and was a longtime Mets fan. She was the matriarch of the Halasz family.
Predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Eugene Halasz; her parents, Julia and Stephen MacZinko; sisters Ethel MacZinko and Mary MacZinko Westefeld; and her brothers Mac and Pete MacZinko;
she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Arlene Halasz, and Tom and Ruthie Halasz; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jim Moore; five grandchildren, Will Halasz, Christopher Halasz, Beth Halasz, Kelly Moore Allen and her husband Kellen Allen, and Emily Moore and her fiancé Patrick Walsh; and one great granddaughter, Kylie Halasz.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ.
A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the memorial home.
Burial will follow at the Groveville Cemetery, Groveville, NJ.
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