Susan Rubino

Obituary of Susan Geraghty Rubino

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, Susan Geraghty Rubino, our loving mother, wife, sister, friend and ‘tough bird’ lost her battle with cancer and graduated from this life passing on at the age of 56. She was surrounded by her loving husband, three children and beloved dog, Philly at home in Princeton, NJ.


Sue was born on November 28, 1963 in Mount Kisco, New York to Mary and Joseph Geraghty and grew up in what Sue would only consider as the ‘best type of crazy,’ with her four siblings in Yorktown Heights, NY.


She went on to get her Bachelors Degree at Dickinson College, where she would meet and travel the world with the love of her life, Ben. 


Sue and Ben were married on April 11, 1987 and went on to raise two daughters, Bridie and Danielle, and one son, Nick. If you were lucky enough to witness the type of love that Sue and Ben had, you’d know it was the type of love you only see in the movies. In the truest of forms, they were best friends, teammates, life partners and soulmates.


When looking for words to describe who Sue was, it’s hard not to sum it up with the fact that she was legitimately the best human ever. To know her was absolutely to love her. She was kind, loving, and always seeing the best in every person and situation. Sue was not only the moral compass of the family, but the glue that held everyone together. Her smile could light up a room and her dance moves would light up a dance floor.


She was the most selfless person on the planet, and we joke that she must’ve ‘met her quota of good deeds on earth’ and was graduating to heaven. In this state of the world, it seems they might need a little extra help up there and who better to help out than our angel on earth, Sue.


Sue loved traveling the world with her family and friends, walking Philly (and Ben) into her beloved hometown of Princeton, enjoying happy hours on Philly beach in Cape May, hosting the holidays with ‘the weirdos’ as she’d lovingly call her family, and volunteering at Home Front in Lawrenceville.


Sue was preceded by parents Mary and Joseph and is survived by her husband, Ben, her three children, Bridie, Danielle, and Nick (and fur child, Philly), and her four siblings, Mary, Pat, Joe and Nancy.


Due to Covid, the family will be holding a celebration next summer down in Cape May, NJ – her happy place. In lieu of flowers, we’d please ask that all donations be sent to Home Front in Lawrenceville, NJ which can be made HERE in her honor.

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