Sarah Raspa May 29.1927 - December 23, 2019
Sarah Raspa, 92, of Highland Park NJ, died Monday, December 23,2019 at Robert Wood Johnson with her children by her side. Born on May 29, 1927 in New Brunswick and raised in Winber, PA before moving to New Brunswick, NJ at age 16. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Simone. Sister of Joseph Jr (deceased), Carmella (deceased), Jenny Dudas, Johnny (deceased) and Alberta Dailey.
She eventually moved to Highland Park after marrying her late husband, Antonio Sr. She retired from Ethicon after 47 years of employment. Sarah loved to take trips to AC with her sisters, nieces, and daughters. She loved playing her weekly Phase 10 card game with her sisters, daughters and nieces. Any wedding or family party you would find Sarah on the dance floor out dancing everyone. Sarah was a loving fun mother and grandmother. With the number of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren she always managed to find a way to join everyone together, for holidays and summer picnics. It gave her great joy to be surrounded by her family. She was fortunate to have been able to celebrate her 50th Wedding Anniversary with her husband before his passing in 1997. The matriarch of her Raspa family raising 8 children with her Husband. She is survived by daughters, Mary Gosser (husband William), Catherine Gorcsos, Judy Czysz (husband Thomas), Toni Eckert (husband David), Tina Bernauer (husband William); sons, Vincent Raspa (wife Karen deceased), Joseph Raspa(deceased) and Antonio Raspa Jr. (wife Patrice). Sarah has 21 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 2-6 p.m. at Boylan Funeral Home, 10 Wooding Avenue, Edison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Virgin Church, New Brunswick. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, New Brunswick.