Susan Lukacs Dean, 49, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at her home in Middletown, New Jersey. She was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to the late Elmer and Shirley (Pataky) Lukacs.

Susan enjoyed and treasured life and family more than anything and she was a kind and caring soul to many. Susan’s love for her family extended into her community, where she spent countless hours giving of her time and talents. Susan and her family are communicants of St. Leo the Great Church in Lincroft.

Susan is predeceased by her parents and her brother Michael Lukacs. She is survived by her beloved husband Michael R. Dean and her loving children, William, Alexandra Rose and Patrick. She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Beth Francis (William) of Caribou, Judith Lukacs of Baltimore, Maryland, and Barbara Smith (Michael) of Westford, Massachusetts; her mother and father in-law, Carol and Roland Dean of Cherry Hill, New Jersey; her sisters-in-law, Kelly Hullihan (John) of Cherry Hill and Rosalie Lukacs of Brooklyn.

She was a beloved aunt to her adoring nieces and nephews, Sean, Danny, Michael, Lucas, Bradley, Courtney, Susan, Paul, Mara, Alexandra, Peter, Julia, and grandnephew Luca.

Visitation will be held at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave. Red Bank, New Jersey, on Monday, June 26, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Leo the Great RC Church in Lincroft, New Jersey, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Susan’s memory to Mary’s Place by the Sea, 22 Main Ave., P.O. Box 86, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.

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