Susan Paula Bongiovanni, 62, of Clifton, passed away on July 22, 2020.
Born to Violet and Paul Barbari on June 12, 1958, Susan grew up enjoying her creative interests and loved finding ways to express her talents in photography, fashion, and crafting. Her creativity thrived in her 14 years owning and operating Infinity Salon in Cedar Grove, and she enjoyed many successes there. A beloved wife and proud mother, Susan treasured her family and was always eager to help plan parties, add flair through décor, and celebrate the people in her life in big gatherings or even lunch dates with friends. Her mother was a constant companion in many adventures as Susan always expressed her care and love for her parents, and lovingly watched her children, and nieces and nephews grow. An animal lover her whole life, Susan enjoyed dressing up her dogs Bocci (deceased) and Jesse during special occasions so the whole family could enjoy a festive gathering. Vibrant and social, Susan brought life to parties and always made time for her friends. Living near NYC, Susan also loved trips to Manhattan, taking in the sights, shopping on 5th Avenue, and adored the annual decorations of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
Susan is survived by her loving husband, Ed Bongiovanni, her cherished children, Luc-Julien and Ava, and beloved dog, Jesse, as well as her dear brothers, Gregg and Randy, her close cousins, Joanne, Barbara, and Dick, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her loving grandparents Nonnie and Nunu, Grandma and Grandpa B., as well as her dear aunts and uncles including Uncle John Rao, Aunt Jean, Uncle Amo, Uncle Charle, and Aunt Rose, and her dear pet, Bocci.
Visitation for Susan will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (633 Washington Street, corner of Washington and Seventh, parking on Seventh). Cremation private.
For the safety of in-person attendees and our staff, gatherings at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home will currently follow the latest guidelines as described here:
- All people attending must wear a mask while inside and around the outside of the funeral home.
- For safety, the number of attendees indoors will be limited to 50 attendees at a time at the discretion of the management.
- All attendees must practice social distancing while paying their respects.