Susan Leidner

Obituary of Susan Leidner

Susan Leidner, 59, passed peacefully into eternal rest on September 2, 2023, at Morristown Medical Center. Born in Oceanside, NY, she proudly called Basking Ridge, NJ, her home.

An alumna of the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, Susan pursued a degree in theology. After years of corporate work, she began her heartfelt journey as a teacher's aide for the Franklin Public School system seven years ago. Her work predominantly focused on special needs children, offering one-on-one support, which she deeply cherished as her true calling.

A devoted member of Our Lady of the Mount R.C. Church in Warren, NJ, Susan's faith was integral to her life. She volunteered as a CCD teacher and co-led confirmation classes. Her role as a eucharistic minister was one she held close, often delivering communion to those unable to attend services.

Adventure held a special place in Susan's heart, with memorable travels spanning the USA, Europe, and Australia. Equally fond of her trips to Florida, she cherished the moments with her extended family. Susan's life was infused with laughter, her infectious sense of humor and light-hearted nature being her trademarks. Susan had the ability to collect friends wherever she went, and to her, the family were friends, and friends were family, and not everyone can say that. Nothing was more important to her than family and friends, but among all her joys, being an aunt stood out. Every moment with her nieces and nephews was a treasure, a testament to her priorities: Family, Friends, and Faith.

She joins her beloved mother, Patricia A. Leidner, Grandmother, as well as many Aunts and Uncles in eternal rest.

Left to cherish her memories are her father, Robert A. Leidner; siblings, Eileen MacKenzie (John), Anton “Tony” Leidner, Patricia “Patty” Leidner, and Robert Leidner (Linda); and nine cherished nieces and nephews: Jason, Sarah, Erin, Anna, Amy, Anton, David, Philip, and Emily. An extended family and a circle of dear friends also remember her fondly.

Join us in celebrating Susan's life during a visitation on Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ. A Mass of Christian burial will follow on Monday, September 11, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mount R.C. Church in Warren. Susan will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Susan’s family is very grateful for all the love, support, and prayers for Susan over the last few weeks. She will forever live on in our hearts and memories. In Lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Susan’s memory with a donation in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Adopt a Classroom Org.  


Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2023
Higgins Home for Funerals
752 Mountain Blvd.
Watchung, New Jersey, United States


11:00 am
Monday, September 11, 2023
Our Lady Of The Mount R.C. Church
170 Mount Bethel Road
Warren, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Holy Cross Cemetery
145 Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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