Susan D. Franchina

Obituary of Susan D. Franchina

Susan D. Franchina, (nee Combee) age 45 of Oakland, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer. She was a 1990 graduate of Ramapo High School and was Director of Operations at Express Scripts. She enjoyed spending time at the Jersey Shore and was known to be compassionate about rescue animals. Susan is survived by her beloved husband, Anthony J. Franchina Jr. and her loving sons; Anthony J. Franchina III and Matthew B. Franchina.  Also surviving is Susan’s mother, Shirley Combee, her father, Donald Combee and her four sisters; Kathleen (John) Richards, Linda (John) Steccato, Jennifer (David) Wells and Donna (Dan) Kowalczyk.  Susan is also survived by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Anthony J., Sr. and Nellie Franchina, her sister-in-law, Melissa Franchina, as well as five nieces, three nephews, extended family and friends who will all miss Susan dearly.  Susan also leaves behind her faithful dog, Chance, and cat, Pumpkin. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2:00-6:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Elizabeth RC Church, 700 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ.  The interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ.  As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Susan’s memory may be mailed to Holy Name Hospice and Palliative Services 718 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck NJ 07666.