send flowers

(201) 262-5050


Josephine F. Smolar (née Kapusta), 95, of Bergenfield, NJ, died peacefuly on January 1, 2022.  Predeceased by her beloved husband, John Smolar (1978).  Loving mother of Edward Smolar and his wife Lorraine, Elaine Rogers and her husband  (the late Walter).  Cherished grandmother of Dawn, Jennifer and Jason, and cherished great-grandmother of William III and Kayla Mehner and Logan Rogers.  Predeceased by her grandchildren, Dennis and Stacey Rogers, and Christopher Smolar.

Josephine was born in Englewood, NJ to Frances (née Kostolansky) and Joseph Kapusta.  She was a keypunch/computer operator with Fort Lee Savings Bank, retiring in 1989.  Josephine was a devout parishioner of St. Mary’s Church, and a member of the Dumont Senior Center.

Visiting Tuesday, January 11th, 9:00 – 10:30 AM at the Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home, 869 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge.  The Funeral Mass will follow at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Dumont.  Interment Madonna Cemetery, Ft. Lee.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Josephine’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105;


Share your favorite memories, offer words of sympathy, light a candle, or leave a memento.