SPARTA - Sophie Suchana, 90, of Sparta, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Born March 25, 1923, in Great Meadows, Sophie also resided in Newark, Pompton Lakes and Bricktown throughout her life before settling in Sparta in 2004 to be near her family. Sophie will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She will be remembered for her great smile, kindness and hospitality. Always a member of her local church, most recently of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Sparta, Sophie was a woman of faith who didn't let a day go by without praying for those around her. She was a hard working woman of considerable talent, but she would say her biggest accomplishment was her devotion to her family and close friends. Sophie was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Suchana Sr., in 1992; her sisters, Frances and Marie; and her brothers, John and Steve. She will be missed by her children, Russell Suchana Sr. and his wife, Carol, of Sparta, and Joseph Suchana Jr., of Newton; grandchildren, Russell Suchana Jr. and Julie Wood, Kerri McEllen and her husband, Bill, and Lori Scalera and her husband, John; and great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Sophie, Julia, Ryan and Layla. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 11, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, Sparta, followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle. See www.goblefuneral.com for more information.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Mar. 9, 2014