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Becker Funeral Home

219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ

OBITUARY

Suzanne Senkevich

3 January, 195718 June, 2020
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Suzanne Senkevich

“God saw you getting tired, a cure not meant to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come with me” With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Your tender hands at rest God took you home to prove to us he only takes the best.”

Heaven gained a good one as, Suzanne Senkevich, 63, of Twp. Of Washington, NJ passed away on Thursday June 18th, 2020. Suzanne was raised in Paramus NJ by Jean and Henry Bischoff. Beloved wife to Edward for 37 years. Devoted Mother of Jennifer, Stephanie, and Julia. Adored Oma to Jacob. Caring Sister to Richard Bischoff and his wife Kathy. Loving Aunt to Steven and Kimberly. Loyal daughter in law to Joan Senkevich. Doting sister in law to Janet Campanella and Karen Hayes. Suzanne always loved to keep active. When she was a little girl, she would run out of the house to play stick ball with her friends, horseback ride, bike ride or ice skate. The love of sports continued throughout her life and evolved to include bowling, tennis, golf, and many more. She loved to enjoy many sports with her husband and 3 daughters. Suzanne was an adored soccer, basketball, and softball coach for many years. She would instill the love of the game into so many young athletes. She had passion to help them overcome their weaknesses so they could thrive and be happy. Suzanne was a great example of the Catholic faith. She was involved in the church and in many prayer groups. Suzanne was thrilled to be a Eucharistic Minister. For one year Suzanne was the co-lead of her cornerstone group. Suzanne also taught Catholic school to many children at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Twp. of Washington. She would get enjoyment visiting various churches and helping to pray for people in need. The butterfly was her favorite way to know Jesus is present. When you see a butterfly remember Suzanne. Suzanne had a love for the arts. She loved music of all varieties. Growing up she played the guitar. She loved going to concerts of various genres at many venues. Suzanne also loved seeing many plays and ballets, especially The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, NYC. Suzanne was a true example of grit and determination. “No” was not in her vocabulary instead she would reply “I just haven’t mastered it yet”. Even as her illness progressed, she would still find a way to enjoy her favorite activities, even if it meant putting her oxygen tank on her back. Suzanne tried to instill how precious this beautiful gift of life is. She enjoyed taking many photos to preserve the memories. She enjoyed meeting people and always wanted to brighten the lives of others through her various text messages or phone calls. Suzanne will truly be missed but never forgotten. We hope you can find Suzanne's grit and determination to keep pushing through life's challenges. Please help us in remembering your fondest memories of Suzanne with photos, comments and stories below. The family will receive their friends at Becker Funeral Home on Tuesday June 23rd from 6-9pm. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The funeral Mass will take place on June 24th at 10am; to watch this mass please follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6142405471 (zoom meeting ID: 6142405471). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Scleroderma Foundation www.scleroderma.org, a Catholic foundation (of your choice), or a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 23 June , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, 24 June , 2020

  • Interment

    Wednesday, 24 June , 2020

Memories

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Joe and Linda D’Urso

10 July 2020

So sorry for your loss, we just found out. I always remember the fun times with sue And Ed and the girls over the years playing basketball And coaching In our twp Of Washington recreation leagues and all the Sunday mornings at The high school when we would be able to get in early and have a few pick up games between parents and kids before we would play our games. Sue really enjoyed coaching she taught me many drills to use in practice. So sorry to hear this news
Joe And Linda D’urso

Galila Bartolucci

25 June 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Senkevich family,
We will treasure the many wonderful memories with Sue. She brought laughter, joy, and positive energy to our family gatherings. She was a true disciple of Christ...bringing His love to others in every encounter. Her faith strong. Her care ever present. Her passion unmatched. We will remember how much she experienced in life and how she never let anything get in the way. We will miss the photos of Jacob, baseball outings, concerts, and any gatherings where we were able to catch glimpses of her joy and share in those happy moments. She was the one who texted reminders - holidays, feast days, Saint's days, special concerts, music and prayers. She nourished our faith and continued to share in Christian fellowship even when we could not do it in person. She will be missed so much. We will continue to take what we have learned by her example and offer them up to God in thanksgiving. Her light continues to shine through those who's lives she touched so beautifully. We are grateful to have known her. We continue to pray for Sue, her precious family and friends during these difficult time. She rests in the arms of Christ. May God bless her and her beautiful family. Amen.

Joe Soccodato

24 June 2020

Always had a smile and I always loved it when she would come to the afternoon Stations of the Cross every Lent and bring her grand child. I will miss her charm and warmth smile. She was a true Child of G-d Peace be with you

Roberta Hanlon

23 June 2020

Ed, Jennifer, Stephanie and Julia,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She loved all of you so much. The pride she had in her family was evident. She had a beautiful soul. I hope that the times you had together will carry you all through this difficult time in your lives. Please know many of us are thinking of you and are here for you.
Roberta Hanlon and family

elizabeth marsh

23 June 2020

Sue was a strong woman who was dedicated to her husband, daughters , grandson, family, friends and faith. She will always be remembered for her full smile. I remember a great day where she was right in her element while celebrating her grandson Jacob's birthday and her daughter Julia's graduation. Her pride and love was flowing through her big smile and sense of confidence that her life was , although challenging with her health, was the very best that day with family, friends and neighbors. It will be sorrowful and strange not to see her next door but she has left behind the best of herself in her family and the home life she created every day. Rest in peace in the benevolent and comforting arms of our Lord in heaven. As always, Peace from your long life neighbors the Marsh Family -
Judy, Fran and Dee.
elizabeth marsh
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Diane Grimaldi

23 June 2020

Suzanne and I began our friendship when Jennifer and Jill started kindergarden together at Washington School. Each having three kids so close in ages brought us together but our bond deepened quickly over our many shared times and adventures. The annual last day of school trips to McDonald's for ice cream cones, summers at the Duncan Swim Club, barbeques at WT pool, sledding, singing Christmas carols in the Senkevich living room, and so many other countless fun times with our families together. The grown up times when we laughed and talked for hours, times we commiserated and cried . She will always will be in my heart.

Laural Henry

23 June 2020

What an exceptional lady! Such joy! Such love for the Lord , love for your family, and love for life! You were truly one of a kind, Suzanne. You’ll be greatly missed. It’s been years since we’ve seen each other, but we’ve spent countless hours on the phone, sharing our daily lives and challenges. How blessed we were to have each other to lean on and to pray for. I’ll try to be there for your precious girls- Jennifer, Stephanie, and Julia, and your grandson Jacob. Meanwhile, enjoy your new home! I know where you are, and I’ll be seein’ ya! Bye for now.

john sandone

23 June 2020

Certainly a shocker to hear about Suzanne [ or Stephanie's Mom --as we , the parents at the Stevens softball games were known by who are daughters were ] . That picture with her big smile is exactly how I remember her ....often combined with a determined look as she ran to get one of Stephanie's home runs . When I talked with her there was just a sense of that passion and grit and determination that has been mentioned . My sympathies go out to Steph and her siblings . While a Mom like Suzanne is sure to be missed she will most certainly be remembered !

Elaine Korinko

23 June 2020

I am heartbroken to have to say good-bye to my beloved cousin Suzanne. We were lifelong pals, more sisters than cousins, sharing a lifetime of memories. As young girls we shared a mutual love of sports & music that continued into adulthood. We were also siily pen-pals as kids & texting buddies later on. Sue, it was a privilege to be your maid of honor at your wedding to Ed, your amazing & devoted husband of 37 years. You & Ed raised three incredible daughters - Jennifer, Stephanie & Julia and I loved seeing you as "Oma" to your precious grandson Jacob. Sue, your steadfast faith, strength, courage & positive attitude in carrying the heavy cross of your devastating illness will continue to inspire me. You were taken from this world much too soon & I will miss you more than words can say. You will be with me always, forever in my heart. Rest easy ... "your chains are gone, you've been set free". Until we meet again - love you always, "Cous"

Jamie DeGennaro

23 June 2020

I met Sue and the rest of the Senkevich family while playing softball for Stevens with her daughter, Steph. Sue was a welcome sight at all of our games. You could always count on her to have a big smile, some jokes, and words of encouragement (even when the game wasn't going so great). I'm glad that I got to meet this wonderful soul during her far too short time here on earth. I wish Steph and the rest of the Senkevich family peace during this difficult time.

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Julia's Graduation

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Suzanne's 60th Birthday

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Stephanie and Mommy