Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mom's Obituary October 5, 2011

Susan D'Alessandro
Ruth Cathryn (Kirkpatrick) D'Alessandro, 87, of Montville, NJ passed away Oct 5,2011 @ her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 19, 1924 @
Dover-Foxcroft, ME to John D. & Lottie Pearl (Hall) Kirkpatrick. After moving to
Portland, ME she married Louis D'Alessandro Sept 15, 1943 in Forest Hills, NY. After
WWII they lived in Elmont, NY moving to NJ in the late 50's where they raised 3
Although a licensed hairdresser in Maine, Mass & NY her real career was a
homemaker, not only raising her children but using her self taught skills to tackle
amazing things from cake decorating, sewing wedding dresses for entire wedding
parties, refinishing & reupholstering furniture, building stone walls or taking down
interior walls, always to perfection whatever the task. A quiet, humble person who never
balked at any task if she could make it better or learn something new—even horseback
riding. Family was most important & therefore holidays too with April Fool's Day one of
her favorites, a celebration of her ever present sense of humor-even in her last days.
She is survived by her son Douglas (Patricia) D'Alessandro of Boonton, NJ,
daughters Susan D'Alessandro (fiance Dan Nelson) of Millinocket, ME & Nancy (Michael)
Ginder of Kinnelon, NJ; grandchildren Scott D'Alessandro (fiance Angela Preston) of
Pensacola, FL, Gayle (Sean) O'Donnell of Boyds, MD, Lisa D'Alessandro of Wharton, NJ,
Randy Bourgoin, III (fiance Kayla MacLeod) of Millinocket, ME, Victoria (Sudeep) Kesh
of New Providence, NJ, Sarah & Amanda Ginder of Kinnelon, NJ. Great Grandchildren
Sofie & Jakob O'Donnell, Mallory & Carter Bourgoin.
She was predeceased by her parents John D. & Lottie Pearl Kirkpatrick, her
husband of 58 years, Louis D'Alessandro, brothers Walter, Earle, Leon, Ray & Glen,
sisters Joy Libby & Rena Beckum.
At her request, a private service was held at her home on Oct 10, 2011.
If anyone wants to remember her in a special way, please make a donation to a
charity of your choice or Montville Twp. 1st Aid Squad, 137 Changebridge Rd, Montville,
NJ 07045.