Susanne (Sue, Susie) P. Lebrija passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on December 11. She was 68.
Born on March 23, 1947 in New Brunswick, N.J. to John and Edith Pino, she was their oldest of 4 children. She spent her early childhood years in N.J., until her Dad moved his family to Mexico (Mexico City) in 1955, where they lived for 10 years, attending Colegio Merici, an Ursuline school. She would also meet the love of her life, Javier Lebrija, before moving back to the US for a brief period of time before marrying and settling in Mexico in 1966. Sue and Javier had 5 children, all boys, and devoted her entire life not only to her family, but also to helping those in need, especially the poor, the elderly and the sick, serving for many years at the “Dispensario de Ayuda Social”, a social services agency in her home town. She moved back to CT in 2002, where she continued her vocation as Senior Services Coordinator at the Department of Human Services in the Town of Westport and as Medical translator/interpreter at AmeriCares in Norwalk, also obtaining a major in Sociology from the College of New Rochelle, NY. She was also deeply devoted to her parish, the Church of the Assumption in Westport, CT.