Susan (Sue) Toner passed away on the morning of August 28th, 2022, surrounded by her family. To sum Sue up in the small amount of space allowed is impossible, but in short, she was a mother, grandmother, business owner, gardener, golfer, NJ’s best tomato grower and collector of many trinkets. However, among these things, the best word to describe Sue is simply, class. Whether she was going to a party or sitting at her house with no visitors, she never went a day without being dressed to impress.
Sue’s younger years were spent ice skating at the pond and swimming at the Essex Fells Country Club. She attended Marjorie Webster Junior College and went on to become a secretary, wife and mother. When the housewife life was just not doing it for her anymore, she decided to open a store, Potpourri, with two of her closest friends. This successful business sold everything you didn’t need but impulse would get you to buy. The store’s demise came due to the internet boom, and three women who refused to learn how use a computer, or really any technology for that matter. (Why would she need technology when she could simply go to the store or call up a catalog and order what she needed?) After retiring, Sue took up golf and became a top golfer in her age group, even getting on the Birdie Tree at the Country Club, one her proudest moments.
Sue was the most light-hearted woman but knew how to make small tasteful gossip like any classy woman would. For Sue, etiquette, manners, and a firm handshake was the name of the game. Above all, she was the most considerate, kind and compassionate women you would meet, always knew how to enjoy the moment and never forgot to send a card for any holiday imaginable. She is loved by her two kids, Lisa and Jeffrey as well as his wife Hallie, and her 5 grandchildren: Carla and her boyfriend Jared, Joey, Sal (Torre) and his girlfriend Neira, Kieran, and Rylan. They were the highlight of her life and she never missed an opportunity to mention them and their success. Along with a house full of flowers, floral furniture and plates, fake fruit and closets full of high fashion clothing, her family is left with big shoes to fill. Sue will always be remembered as a well-respected woman with the only hatred in her heart reserved for Donald Trump. We love you so much and will keep your legacy alive, especially during social gatherings.
To make matters clear, this obituary was written by her grandchildren because, in her own words, “writing your own obituary is just plain pathetic”.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home