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In Memory

Sue Olive (Grootenboer (Sal)) - Class of 1964


KINNELON — Services were held for Susan Olive Grootenboer, 65, of Paramus, who died on Saturday, October 8, 2011. She was the mother of Salette Manoogian of this community.

Mrs. Grootenboer was a dispatcher with the Paramus Police Department before retiring. Also, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Visitation, Paramus. She was a former president of the Paramus Employee Association as well. 

Mrs. Grootenboer also is survived by her husband, Sal; her other daughters, Danielle Grootenboer of Paramus, Grace Grootenboer of Paramus, and Nikki Brown of Maywood; her brothers and sisters, Richard Olive, Diane Trunfio, Eileen Olive, Madolyn Sheehan, Robert Olive, and Kathy Olive; and five grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sister, Rosemary Avarali. 

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10/16/11 03:15 PM #1    

Kenny "Tash" Tashian (1964)

 Sue Olive, always with a quick smile, a great sense of humor, and someone who recognized early on that life is a gift not to be squandered.  She was adept at balancing "living for the moment" with being a remarkably balanced, centered, grounded, and a family oriented wife, mother, and a proud grandmother.  She was everyone's friend.


It's difficult to think of Sue without thinking Sal.  What a perfect couple who found each other over 50 years ago, fell in love, stayed in love, and were happily married all these years not out of convenience, but because they truly loved and respected each other, enjoyed each other's company, and best of all, they were friends. 


It is indeed a sad day to have lost a true spirit, someone who made the world a better place by simply being herself, Sue Olive. 

04/29/12 06:57 PM #2    

Henry Randolph Hensel (1963)

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