Obituary

Stephen J. Woodstock
Stephen J. Woodstock

December 26, 1938 - July 26, 2018
Born in Brooklyn, NY
Resided in New Providence, NJ

Obituary

Stephen John Woodstock, 79, of New Providence, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to the Funeral from the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Monday, July 30 at 10:30 am, thence to St. Helen’s Church, Westfield, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am. Final Disposition will be private. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 2 - 6 pm.

Stephen John Woodstock was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 26, 1938 to Mary and John Woodstock. Raised in Hoboken, he graduated from Dickerson High School in 1961 before entering the Archdiocese of Newark, Diocesan Seminary at Darlington, NJ. He received his BA from Seton Hall University in 1965 and was ordained to active ministry for the Archdiocese of Newark.

Stephen spent most of his priesthood serving the poor and disenfranchised of the city of Newark at St. Charles Borromeo Parish throughout the stormy days of the Newark riots. He was the heart and soul of St. Charles Parish, bringing it back to new life. Stephen was assigned as Campus Minister at Seton Hall University where he engaged and became counselor and friend to many of the students.

His professional life was dedicated to serving the patients at alcohol and drug clinics of New Jersey, Elizabeth General, Fair Oaks, and Mountainside Hospital of Montclair from where he retired in 2001 due to the onset of Parkinson Disease.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Maryellen Woodstock and two children, Christopher and Caitlyn Woodstock. He is also survived by his brother, Tom; sister, Elizabeth Hanbury, and many nieces and nephews.

Stephen’s strength, courage, and deep faith have been an incredible gift and inspiration to his family, community, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to St. Joseph Social Service Center, 812 Rebecca Place, Elizabeth, NJ 07201.

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Services

Cemetery
Private
Visitation
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Sunday, July 29, 2018
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Helen's RC Church
1600 Rahway Avenue
Westfield, NJ US 07090
Monday, July 30, 2018
11:30 AM

Charities

St. Joseph Social Service Center
812 Rebecca Place
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

 


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