Justin Wilson, 39, of Montvale, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 14th, 2023. Justin is survived by his wife and best friend, Danielle (nee Lieberman) who was his partner for 22 years (married for 9), brothers Josh Wilson (Jess) and Michael Murphy, sister Caitie Murphy, mother Theresa Murphy (nee Myer), sister-in-law Sydney (Corey) and parents-in-law Laurie and Harvey Lieberman. Justin leaves behind nephews Cole, Logan and Hudson, and niece Marley who will grow up seeing pictures, hearing stories and watching videos of their one-of-a-kind uncle. Justin is predeceased by his father Michael Murphy and he leaves a devastated extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Justin was born in Florida, but soon after they made the trip back up to New Jersey so they could be closer to family. Justin loved being a big brother to Josh and then Caitie. In 1997, Theresa and Michael married and moved the family to Montvale. In 1998, Michael was born and their family was complete. Justin spent his teenage years wreaking havoc at Pascack Hills and then his early 20’s making music with his friends. In 2010, after Big Mike died, Justin and Josh took over Mike’s business, G&M Wholesale Flowers. On Danielle’s 30th birthday, Justin (finally) proposed and they got married at a ceremony with amazing food, music and people. Justin’s personality was on full display as he danced and laughed all night long. It was one for the ages. After being diagnosed with Leukemia and having a stroke in 2016, Justin beat all the odds and gained a new appreciation for life. In 2018, he faced a bone marrow transplant bravely, and his hair grew back even better than before. His wife, mother and siblings were his constant support system and he was so grateful for their unwavering help.
Justin truly had a love for life, he was so filled with joy. Justin was best known for his infectious laughter, excellent head of hair and his love of music. Justin knew the name, album, year and lyrics to every song as long as it was from the 60’s or 70’s. Justin was a huge fan of the Mets and Jets and, despite the disappointment, watched them unwaveringly. Sundays consisted of football games at mom’s house where the brothers quizzed each other on where every player went to college. Justin’s favorite pastime was annoying his wife and sister. Things like putting the car in ‘hazard mode’ or making a well-timed but completely inappropriate joke came much too easily to him. Justin loved to spend time with his family and eat a good meal. Justin was a true ray of light and lit up every room he walked into. It is almost impossible to capture his beauty in words. As Bob Dylan once said, “take care of your memories, for you cannot relive them.” We will cherish our memories and continue to hold each other close as we reel from the loss of a truly beautiful person.
There will be a Memorial Service at Feeney Funeral Home on Sunday, February 19th from 1:30-5:30 PM with a Community Eulogy starting at 3:30 PM. The Community Eulogy will be live streamed. Please click on the following link to view the live stream: https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/index.php?data=MTY3NjU5MzM3NzIzNjM5NSZvbmVyb29tLWFkbWluJmNvcHlfbGluaw==
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