Sandra Joy Gatt
AGE: 51 • Skillman
Sandra Joy Gatt, 51, of Skillman, NJ went to heaven August 2, 2013. She passed peacefully at home surrounded and loved by her family. Sandy was born, June 11, 1962 in Chicago, IL to Andy and Janet Piscatelli. She graduated, valedictorian, from Holmdel High School in 1980.
She received a BA from Dartmouth College in 1980 and then received her MD from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988. She completed a residency in general surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then completed a residency in plastic surgery at The University of Southern California. Sandy married Charles Gatt on April 6, 1991.
Sandy was a plastic surgeon, practicing in the Princeton area. She was a kind and compassionate doctor who was truly loved by her patients. She was a devoted mother, wife and daughter. She was the team mother for Pop Warner Football and volunteered to help in all of her children's sports. She could always be heard on the sidelines cheering on the teams. She enjoyed gardening, baking for her family, skiing and most of all spending time at home with her family.
As a plastic surgeon, Sandy cared for many women with breast cancer. She always expressed her concern for the women who fought the disease without enough family or financial support. Sandy is survived by her husband Charles and sons CJ and Taylor and dog Mattie, of Skillman, NJ; Parents Andy and Janet Piscatelli of Holmdel, NJ; Sister Pam Faber of Virginia Beach, VA; Brother Drew Piscatelli of Neptune, NJ. She also is survived by a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins
Funeral services will begin on Wednesday August 7th at 9:15 am in the Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 US Hwy 206, Hillsborough followed by a 10am Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Borromeo Church, Skillman. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, South Amboy. Visiting will be Tuesday from 2-4 pm & 6-9 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Princeton. http://www.ywcaprinceton.org/About_BCRC.cfm.
Published in Courier News & Home News Tribune & Asbury Park Press on Aug. 4, 2013