Violet “Ljubica” A. Frka

Violet “Ljubica” A. Frka (nee Pericich), age 95, formerly of Rutherford, NJ passed away peacefully with family at her side on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. She was born in Dragove, Croatia.  In 1935 Violet moved to Hoboken, NJ. There, she met the love of her life Martin Frka. They married on January 12, 1947 and moved to Rutherford in 1954.

Violet was predeceased by her husband Martin, daughter Diane, and brother Marijan Pericich. Cherished mother of Carol and her husband Eric Hoth of Harrington Park, NJ. Proud and loving grandmother of Brielle, Dawn, and Jacqueline. Dear sister of Nicholas Pericich.

Violet was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to cook, sew, and knit. For many years, she worked in the butcher department at A&P in Closter, NJ.

Visiting hours are Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 3-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 25, 2023, at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s RC Church, Rutherford, NJ with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital,, would be greatly appreciated.


  1. Carol, I saw your mother’s obituary today. I enjoyed working with you in Englewood Medical Center. Sorry to hear about her passing. Wanted to make sure I wasn’t forgotten.

  2. So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. You are truly one in a million for your dedication to her these last few years. May she rest in peace.

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