Susan Eileen “Sue” Lesbirel Gaspari, 55, of Edison, NJ, passed away February 9, 2020, at home in Warren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Boylan Funeral Home, 10 Wooding Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817.
Susan was born on July 25, 1964, in Irvington General Hospital, to Richard Phillip, Jr. and Marguerite Anita (nee Green) Lesbirel. Her mother was a homemaker and her father a retired, self-employed auto mechanic and Property Inspector for Long Hill Township. In 1973, when Sue was 9 years-old, the family moved to Gillette.
Sue graduated from Watchung Hills Regional High School in 1982, and then attended the Bryman School and became a Certified Medical Assistant in 1983. She married Michael Palmiro Gaspari, on September 7, 1985, and moved to Edison. Susan and Michael had three children, Ashley Nicole 1987, Brittany Danielle 1990, and Michael Richard 1995.
Susan was employed by GastroMed Healthcare, Bridgewater, NJ, and resigned in August, 2014, for a move to Arizona and was then employed by Banner Health. In June 2016, Susan moved to Virginia to be closer to family and was employed by Reston Hospital. Reston closed her department in July, 2017, and she moved back to New Jersey after the birth of her first grandchild Lucas James, and lived in Warren. She was a hands-on grandmother and helped raise Lucas from the day he was born.
She had a way with words and had a great sense of humor. Her favorite past times were visiting the beach and boards at the Jersey shore, planning her backyard parties and visits to Atlantic City. She was Irish ♣ and proud of it!
Susan is preceded in death by her brother, Richard Michael Lesbirel (1957-1968) and mother, Marguerite (nee Green) Lesbirel (1936-1986).
She is survived by her husband, Michael Palmiro Gaspari; children, Ashley Nicole, Brittany Danielle and Michael Richard; grandson, Lucas James; her father, Richard P. Lesbirel, Jr. (Linda); sisters, Kathleen A. Lesbirel and Patricia S. Phillips (Louis); brothers-in-law, Gaetano Gaspari (Cynthia) and Richard Gaspari; sister-in-law, Maria Kane (Michael) and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Ellen Early and staff at Morristown Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson’s Visiting Nurse Association for their kind, caring way with Susan. Also, a special thanks to Father Andy of Little Flower Church, Berkeley Heights, who baptized Lucas for administering the Anointing of the Sick.
In lieu of flowers and donations to honor her memory, please perform a random act of kindness. ♥
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