Barbara  Klecka
Died: Apr 7, 2017
  Barbara Klecka, age 88, died Friday, April 7, 2017 peacefully surrounded by her loving family.  Barbara was born March 29, 1929 in Passaic, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Ralph and the late Bertha (Teller) Basile. 

Barbara and her devoted late husband, Anthony "Tom" Klecka, were the Owners & Operators of the Budd Lake Motel. She devoted her life to mothering many. Her kindness, compassion and selflessness are reflected in the wonderful family she leaves behind. The world is truly a better place because she lived. 

She is also predeceased by her son, William Klecka, and her daughter, Eileen (Klecka) Franzese. 

She is survived by her son Thomas Klecka, her granddaughter Andrea (Franzese) Santiago and her husband Manny, grandson Ralph Franzese and his wife Gretchen, grandson Jason Klecka and his wife Steph, grandson Brian Klecka and his wife Erin.

She was also the loving Great Grandmother of Logan Santiago and AJ, Jordan and Mackenzie Klecka.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home.  Calling hours will be Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St. Mary's Church, 302 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. Immediately following the funeral mass, the burial will take place at Hackettstown Union Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara's name to Compassionate Care Hospice at . Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at


Jim & Charlene Crann
April 8th, 2017 2:45 pm
Barbara was a true example of putting others before herself. Her legacy will live on in the number of people whose lives she touched. She will be missed by many. God Bless and Rest in the Peace of Christ.
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