Religions and Spirituality

Family and Friends Mourn The Loss Of Susan Torlucci, 55


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Susan Torlucci, 55, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 11 in Summit, NJ, with her loving family by her side.  

A resident of Berkeley Heights, Susan was born on December 26, 1958 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Orange, NJ and was raised in Iselin.  She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Iselin, NJ, attended Rutgers University and received an Associate in Applied Science, Computer Science from Middlesex County College.  Susan was a member of the tennis teams at both Kennedy HS and Middlesex County College, sparking a life-long interest in the sport.

Prior to moving to Berkeley Heights in 1997, Susan was a resident of New Providence for 10 years. She was a successful IT executive for 13 years working for an international container shipping company and then an IT consultant for 5 years.  In recent years, she pursued her love for dogs and tennis, and her passion for educating the public about nutrition and healthy living.

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Susan had a remarkably wide circle of friends and acquaintances whom she knew through her wide-ranging interests in tennis, dancing, cooking, dogs, collecting antiques, and living a healthy, spiritual lifestyle. She was a devoted wife and mother, and a wonderful and loyal friend.   

An exceptionally kind and sweet person, Susan had an amazing love of life which blessed those whose lives were touched.  She was happiest when she was giving of herself and surrounded by her loved ones.  Her remarkable generosity of spirit and joyful nature will remain with us always.

Susan’s life was enriched by her long and loving relationship with her family, including her husband, Jerry Torlucci; and her cherished daughters, Nicole and Marisa Torlucci; her mother, Ruth Boutillette, her brother, Michael Boutillette and his wife Teresa; her sister-in-law, Joanne Rogers and cousin Elaine Gennaro; her nieces and nephews, Ronald, Michael, Matthew, Carla and Rachel.

A visitation was held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ.   A funeral service will be held in the same location on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.  Family and friends are invited to arrive at the funeral home at 9:30 AM. Entombment will follow in St. Teresa’s Mausoleum, Passaic Ave., Summit.

All is Well

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me and if you want to, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect,
Without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you,
For an interval,
Somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.
All is well.
–Henry Scott-Holland

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