AGE: 53 • Montville
Susan Speciale (nee Mycewicz), passed away Feb. 15, 2013 at her home in the Pine Brook section of Montville Township, with the love and support of her husband and children who were by her side. She had valiantly battled cancer for 4 1/2 years. She was 53. Born in Newark and raised in Bloomfield, Susan was a resident of Pine Brook for 28 years. A graduate of Bloomfield High School, she was educated as a certified medical assistant.
Mrs. Speciale was a secretary for special services at the Lazar School in Montville for the last 14 years. She had also worked as special education aid at the Woodmont School in Montville. Previously, she had worked as a Medical Assistant at Clara Maas Hospital in Belleveille and for the late Dr. Paul Simon in Lake Hiawatha. Susan loved children and devoted her life to helping those in need. She had been active in the Township of Montville for many years. She served as Woodmont School PTA President , a class mother, and ran many events, including one to benefit the new playground at Woodmont School. She was a Life Member of the Ladies Auxillary of the Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department and was active with Montville UNICO. Susan had received numerous honors from the Township of Montville and local organizations. She was named Montville Township Citizen of the Year and Montville UNICO Person of the Year, both in 2010. Susan was also an avid golfer and made a Hole-In-One on a par three hole in her second year of golfing in 2006. She loved to laugh! More than anything else, she loved her family,friends and her beloved dogs dearly, as they all loved her. She enjoyed her home and took a tremendous amount of pride in each of her accomplishments and endeavors.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lorraine Mycewicz, and her father-in-law, Nicholas J. Speciale. Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Anthony "Tony" Speciale; her three children, Anthony Speciale Jr., Danielle M. Speciale, and Deanna L. Speciale; a sister, Laura Speirs and her husband John; a brother, Glenn Mycewicz and his wife Donna; her mother-in-law Lucy Speciale, her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph Speciale and Linda Jensen; and nieces and nephews, Lindsey, Troy, Dawn, Karen and Lauren.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Feb 18., 6-9pm, and Feb. 19, 1-3 & 6-9pm at the S.J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service, 60 North Beverwyck Rd., Lake Hiawatha (973-335-4700). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Feb. 20, 10:00am at St. Pius X R.C. Church, Montville. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Chapel Mausoleum, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the
, Montville UNICO Foundation,
, St. Barnabas Hospice, or the National Brain Tumor Society. For further information or to leave on-line condolences, please visit www.parsippanyfuneral.com