Susan P. Ottogalli

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Susan P. Ottogalli, age 65, peacefully passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Newton Medical Center. Born in Ridgewood, Susan was raised in Paramus, where she lived until moving to Sussex County in 1991. She was a teacher at the Franklin Elementary School for 25 years and recently retied in 2017. Susan was a member of the NJEA Union, where she served as a former Union Representative and President. She loved her family very much and especially adored her grandkids. Susan enjoyed her time spent at the beach and her family vacations at LBI. She had a passion for watching Dancing with the Stars with her neighbors. She was predeceased by her father, William R. Brady. Susan is survived by her devoted husband of 27 years, Thomas; her daughter, Kristyn Mastrianni and her husband Kevin of Vernon; her son, Steven Haemmerle of Vernon; her step-son, Chris Ottogalli and his wife Lauren of Punta Gorda, Florida; her mother, Bernice (Kowaleski) Brady of Grandview, New York; her brother, William Brady of Wales; her sister, Lisa Brady of Grandview, New York; and her three grandchildren, Kaylei, Mikey, and Luna. Memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank Street (Route 23), Sussex. Friends may pay their respects to the family one hour prior to the service on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Private cremation services have been held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials donations may be made in Susan Ottogalli’s memory to Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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