BEDRIJ-ARPA, Roksana Anna, of Long Branch, NJ, was called home to the Lord on July 8th, 2023. Roksana was an angel on this earth and she is now spreading her wings.
Roksana was a perfect child, a cherished sister, a loving mother and a devoted wife. She was a great American patriot, and true to her heritage, a Ukrainian loyalist. She always had the flags flying. Roksana is survived by her husband, son, mother, and sister.
Roksana had a kind heart and a sweet spirit. She always found something good in everyone. Roksana was the essence of goodness; you could often hear her say, “all is good”. She was wonderful. She was an achiever with a strong spirit, a brilliant mind, and sparkling soul. She lived a holy life. To know Roksana, was to love her.
Roksana had an amazing childhood with her mother, father, brother and sister. She was an avid swimmer, singer, and musician. She loved nature; traveling to the country, the beaches, and the mountains around the globe with her family.
Roksana was brilliant. She attended Vassar College, NYU and Yale. She started her professional career at American TransTech, a young superstar at this AT&T company. She met her husband Christopher there and thereafter Christiaan, their son, was born. She was most grateful for her son. Roksana was active in the school parent associations and always encouraged a quality education in her son. She was self-less in her family devotion. Always putting others first.
Roksana was an accomplished realtor, often recognized as a high achiever. She cherished helping people find a home that would bring happiness to their families. These relationships often developed into strong and lasting friendships.
Her passing takes her to a better place well suited for her magnificent soul. She would like us to know that her work here, to help us, is complete. Through her effort and kindness, she made a remarkable difference in the lives of many. Her spirit of light, joy, brilliance and love lives. We celebrate her Divinity. Her smile and laughter we will be forever remembered. To have been touched by Roksana is truly to have been touched by an angel. All is good.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 AM on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, 121 Bridge Avenue / 27 Oratory Way, Red Bank, NJ
You can show support by hugging a loved one in memory of Roksana or by making a donation to the St. Crispin Society at the St. Anthony of Padua address above.
The Bedrij-Arpa family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home/Attentive Cremation Service, 180 Harrison Avenue, Garfield, New Jersey 07026 (973-340-7077). Directions/Condolences visit www.aloiafuneral.com