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Lisa A Hoffman

September 21, 2023

Lisa Hoffman Obituary

Mrs. Lisa A. Hoffman, 52, entered the arms of the Lord, surrounded by His heavenly angels on Thursday, September 21, 2023. 

We respectfully request that no one arrive at the funeral home prior to the posted visitation times, so as not to intrude on the family’s private time. 

Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Thursday, September 28th. from 4:00-8:00PM.  On Friday, September 29th. at 9:30AM, everyone will start to gather in the funeral home where a prayer service will begin at 10:00AM.  The prayers of committal will precede Lisa’s entombment in the family crypt in St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia, New Jersey. 

The family has requested that you please omit flowers.  Donations in Lisa’s memory for her daughters' educational journeys may be made to her gofundme at 

The family has also requested that family and friends wear colorful clothing for the visitation and the funeral, as that is what Lisa would have wanted.  

Lisa, the daughter of Joan King Sinisi and the late Anthony C. Sinisi (2002), was born in Rahway, New Jersey.  She resided in Cranford for ten years, followed by Linden for twenty-eight years before settling in Brick ten years ago.

Lisa was employed by the Brick Board of Education for a few years, working as a substitute paraprofessional at the Brick Township High School.

She was a “Jersey Girl” through and through.  Every day during the “season” Lisa could be found at one of her two favorite beaches, Lavallette or Brick, depending on the crowd, with her beach chair firmly planted, bright sun shining overhead in a beautiful blue sky and her toes in the cozy sand.  She also took up walking three miles a day - of course on the boardwalk and in good, warm weather.  Cold weather outside activities were not on her agenda.  Lisa loved to talk on the phone, all day, every day, as she caught up with the “tea” of recent happenings with her many friends that Lisa thought of as part of her family.  Her conversations could go on for hours, even with just one person! Lisa cherished her time talking to her friends because she held them so close to her heart.  Like any summer lover, Lisa had a perpetual tan and a mad passion for ice cream, especially ice cream cones.  Even with all her activities, Lisa’s main focus always was her husband and her girls.  Nothing brought her greater joy than simply spending time with them.  It never really mattered what they were doing.  Lisa instilled in her girls the importance of being a “family” and supporting each other, no matter what.

The unexpected loss of Lisa leaves behind the broken hearts of her husband of twenty-four years, Robert Hoffman, and her three daughters that she was so proud of, Kaylee Hoffman, Gianna Hoffman and Isabella Hoffman.

Lisa was the core, the guiding light of her family.  They will need all your love and support as Robert and the girls try to navigate a life without Lisa.  To know Lisa was to love her, as she was definitely “one in a million”!  Lisa will never be forgotten.  She will live on in our hearts forever!


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September 28, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kowalski Funeral Home
515 Roselle Street
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Gathering of Family and Friends
September 29, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Kowalski Funeral Home
515 Roselle Street
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Prayer Service
September 29, 2023

10:00 AM
Kowalski Funeral Home
515 Roselle Street
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Committal Service & Entombment in the Family Crypt
September 29, 2023

11:30 AM
St. Gertrude Cemetery, New Jersey, Colonia
53 Inman Avenue
Colonia, NJ 07067


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