December 3, 1946 – May 15, 2018
Suzy Graubart, born Ines Azusena Alban, 71, of Cary, formerly of Harrison, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh, NC, with her beloved son, Alex, and her close sister, Zitta, by her side.
She was born on December 3, 1946, in the country of Ecuador, to the late Ciro and Felicitas Alban. She moved to the United States in 1964 at the age of eighteen to Harrison, New Jersey. She was a very strong, independent woman, who paid her own way through beauty school; and was an entrepreneur in opening her very own hair salon, Suzy's Coiffeur, in Harrison at the age of twenty one. It became a successful business that she worked in for over 40 years until she retired and then sold the salon. Suzy was a staple in the community and had a great influence in the area, living there for close to 50 years. She moved to Cary in 2016 to be with her son and her grandchildren, who she enjoyed spending time with the most.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Suzy Fernandez; and her brother, Ozzie Alban
Suzy is survived by her son, Alex Fernandez and wife Kristy; sister, Zitta Alban; brothers, Orly, Orlando, Angel, Omar, and Oscar Alban; and granddaughters, Mya, Sienna, and Cora Fernandez.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 323 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NJ 07029, where Suzy was a member.
Her final resting place will be at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum, right beside her daughter, Suzy, in Harrison, New Jersey.
May 22, 2018
Alex I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a beautiful soul....I will never forget and always be grateful for her and how she made my mom feel.....she was her hairstylist, and once my mom was diagnosed with cancer and began chemo she hit a big low... loosing her hair was a shock, she had wigs but they never looked natural...your mom would style them and would do everything she could to make my mom feel beautiful.....I lost my mom young, I certainly understand your pain....but know that she touched lives in so many special ways. All my love and gratitude...
Lily Martins Campadonico