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“Words can't express the sadness nor can they bring you back. Your memory will forever live on in our hearts. Much love ”
1 of 67 | Posted by: Danielle B - Friend

“Mike, I am so very sorry for your loss. Words cannot even begin to express my sadness for you as I know how much you loved and cherished your...Read More »
2 of 67 | Posted by: Alexa-Sascha Lewin - CA

“She was a loving, dedicated student who always thought of others before herself. I will remember her beautiful smile and her warm personality. ”
3 of 67 | Posted by: Meredith Montenare - Teacher

“My heart aches for you. I met Emma on vacation. A wonderful girl. My prayers are with her and you. God bless ”
4 of 67 | Posted by: tom jansen

“You don't know me, and I never knew your daughter. But I went to PHS- I graduated in 2006. I aim to go to Rutgers. And I - I don't mean to presume...Read More »
5 of 67 | Posted by: Catriona McCormack - Princeton, NJ

“Dear Brunskill family, Please accept my sincere sympathy and condolences for the loss of your beloved daughter, Emma. Please know you are in my...Read More »
6 of 67 | Posted by: Rosemary Lepri - 4H Club Leader

“Mike, Colleen and family, When we heard the news here in FL, we were devastated. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our...Read More »
7 of 67 | Posted by: Jody and Doug Pearce - Jupiter, FL

“Colleen, Mike, Becca and Luke, Words cannot convey what we all feel. Know that we love you and have been blessed to have you as our family. Ben...Read More »
8 of 67 | Posted by: Loida Wilson - Cranbury, NJ

“I have been praying for the soul of Emma and for comfort consolation, and courage for her family since the announcement was made by Father Flanagan...Read More »
9 of 67 | Posted by: Jude Abramovitz - East Windsor, NJ

“To the Brunskill Family, On behalf of the administrators and coordinators at Raices Cultural Center, we send out our most heartfelt condolences on...Read More »
10 of 67 | Posted by: Raices means "Roots" 4H Club - NJ

“Collen: Our sincere condolence on the sudden loss of your daughter…. She as well as your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
11 of 67 | Posted by: Adriana Vicu?a - Monroe Township, NJ

“Dear Colleen and Family -- Words cannot express how deeply sorry we were to hear of Emma's passing. While we did not know her personally - our...Read More »
12 of 67 | Posted by: The Hromin Family - NJ

“To the Brunskill family: My daughter was fortunate to have known Emma. They shared 3 periods at PHS together, one of them being choir. I feel that I...Read More »
13 of 67 | Posted by: Pam Klebanov - Princeton, NJ

“Hi Colleen and Family, This is so tragic and we're so saddened by your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers for continued guidance,...Read More »
14 of 67 | Posted by: Cathy - Monroe, NJ

“Colleen and family, I was so saddened to hear of Emma's death. You have my deepest sympathy. You are all in my prayers. Char McCallum ”
15 of 67 | Posted by: Char McCallum - Hightstown, NJ

“Colleen, Mike, Becca and Luke, Sending you prayers throughout the days to keep you moving forward during this difficult time. With love, Susan and...Read More »
16 of 67 | Posted by: Susan Ackerman & Jack Mersfelder - NJ

“Dear Colleen & Family: My deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you all and may He...Read More »
17 of 67 | Posted by: Beverly Guerra - Tampa, FL

“Dear Colleen and Family, Our family is truly sorry to hear of your devastating loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God...Read More »
18 of 67 | Posted by: Rocco Alfonzetti - NJ

“Dear Colleen, Although we did not have the luck to know Emma personally, we do know that she cared deeply about and helped people with...Read More »
19 of 67 | Posted by: The A-TEAM Artists - Trenton, NJ

“our deepest & heartfelt condolences on the loss of your daughter...she as well as you are on our prayers. May God bless her & her soul, & may He...Read More »
20 of 67 | Posted by: Eddie Bair - Howell, NJ

“As you journey the long road toward healing know that our hearts pour out to your family. You are not alone. The holy spirit surrounds you. ”
21 of 67 | Posted by: Linda, Win & Jenna Cody - NJ

“There are no words to help ease the pain of such a devastating loss. I hope you find strength in each other and the love of your entire family. ”
22 of 67 | Posted by: Pam Supinski - Princeton Junction, NJ

“My profound sadness for your loss. ”
23 of 67 | Posted by: Dorothy R. Baum - Princeton, NJ

“Mike and Colleen, My famiy and I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your daughter. (Romans 8:28) Sincerely, ...Read More »
24 of 67 | Posted by: Terry D. Amyx - Fairfax Station, VA

“Mike and family Marie-Christine and I are so sorry to hear about your incredible loss. Our thoughts are with you all and we send you our...Read More »
25 of 67 | Posted by: Tom and Marie-Christine Scott

“There are two times when we are privileged to draw close to the veil that separates us from our Creator. One is at the moment when we receive...Read More »
26 of 67 | Posted by: magdarosa - community member

“Don't rack your mind with questions The answers may not come. Don't stress your heart with "what ifs" The fault lies there with none. Don't fill...Read More »
27 of 67 | Posted by: Gerry - Old Bridge, NJ

“I am so saddened to say goodbye to this sweet, loving girl. My best thoughts are with you Brunskills in these coming days. ”
28 of 67 | Posted by: anonymous - NJ - Friend

“Prayers and blessings to the Brunskill and Cahill families. So sorry for your loss> May you find peace soon in all her great contributions and...Read More »
29 of 67 | Posted by: Laura Sott

“Dear Colleen, Mike, Becca and Luke, We are so deeply saddened by the loss of your precious daughter Emma, and cannot imagine the pain you must be...Read More »
30 of 67 | Posted by: Susan Farinick and family - NJ

“I love you Emma. ”
31 of 67 | Posted by: John Brunskill - Mariposa, CA

“Coleen, Mike and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
32 of 67 | Posted by: Joanne, Bill and Ryan Gordy - NJ

“Dear Michael and Colleen; I am devastated to read of your loss. Over the years, as we have reconnected at MHS reunions I have always enjoyed...Read More »
33 of 67 | Posted by: Leslie (Roberts) Hamilton - CA

“Dear Colleen, Mike, Becca & Luke, We are so sorry for your devastating loss. We cannot begin to imagine your experience now or in the weeks ahead....Read More »
34 of 67 | Posted by: Mary, Bill, Mike & Matt Mikula - NJ

“I will pray for you and your family for strength and understanding of this tragic loss. Lean on friends and family for support . Emma is in a better...Read More »
35 of 67 | Posted by: anonymous

“Emma; I loved you so much, and there were so many reasons to love a great girl like you. Your smile would make us smile, your laugh would make us...Read More »
36 of 67 | Posted by: Hannah - Thurmont, MD - Cousin

“Colleen, Mike, Luke and Becca, We are so sorry for your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We hope your family, friends...Read More »
37 of 67 | Posted by: Gail Unger and Dana LoGalbo - NJ

“Dear Colleen, Mike, Luke and Becca, Though you alone can truly know how terribly hard this loss is, our prayer is that you are strengthened by the...Read More »
38 of 67 | Posted by: Kathy Jani - Cranbury, NJ

“Coleen, Mike, Luke and Becca I am truly sorry for the lost of your beautiful Emma. She had a heart of gold and a gentle hand. She was a shining...Read More »
39 of 67 | Posted by: Barbara Wilson - South Plainfield, NJ

“I did not know Emma but I was a member of 4H & from the beautiful words written about her I can see she was an outstanding person who lived life with...Read More »
40 of 67 | Posted by: Allison - North Brunswick , NJ

“Dear Colleen, Mike, Luke, and Becca, Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. The pain and anquish you feel today is great. However, may...Read More »
41 of 67 | Posted by: Diane and John Ryan

“to the family of emma-- you have my sypathies on the loss of your beautiful child. your family is in my prayers, and my thoughts at this painful...Read More »
42 of 67 | Posted by: carolyn craig

“I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all the family members. I pray you find strength and love to guide all of you. ”
43 of 67 | Posted by: Nancy LoMonaco - Monroe Township, NJ

“I want to send my sympathy to Emma's family. I didn't know Emma, but she sounds like she was a great person & it is a great loss for everyone who...Read More »
44 of 67 | Posted by: Joann P. - 4-H leader

“Colleen and Family, My thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time. Emma was one of the most pure, happy, smart, and beautiful...Read More »
45 of 67 | Posted by: Beth Walsh - New Brunswick, NJ

“What a beautiful gift Emma left the world-- the dogs who give visually impaired individuals independence, joy and fulfilling lives. Emma's legacy...Read More »
46 of 67 | Posted by: Pam Parseghian - neighbor

“Dear Colleen, Mike, Becca, and Luke, Words cannot express our feelings nor can we begin to know your pain. However, It is times like these that...Read More »
47 of 67 | Posted by: Carlene Reyes

“Words cannot express everyone's profound loss. Emma was a beautiful and inspirational person. The memories, the smiles. May your love and faith...Read More »
48 of 67 | Posted by: Lauren & Alain Hebert - Cranbury, NJ

“Dear Colleen, Mike, Becca and Luke, You are all in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. May the love of those around you lift you and give you...Read More »
49 of 67 | Posted by: deb rifkin

“Mike, My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with you at this most difficult time. God Bless you and your family and Emma. ”
50 of 67 | Posted by: Rosemarie Rapka - Millstone Twp, NJ

“I can't even begin to express how I feel about your family's loss. Emma was such a wonderful, determined and caring person , who not only was a...Read More »
51 of 67 | Posted by: Laura Bovitz - 4-H Agent

“To the Brunskill Family: No words can express the sorrow we feel at the loss you have suffered. You will be in our thoughts for a long time to...Read More »
52 of 67 | Posted by: Karen Wunderman (Cusworth) - NJ

“Your smile made the world light up, and when you laughed your beautiful cute laugh, no one could resist either. I only met you 4 years ago but I have...Read More »
53 of 67 | Posted by: Yana O - Princeton, NJ, NJ

“Colleen and Family My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with you at this time. No words can express my feelings. When we first joined...Read More »
54 of 67 | Posted by: Patti D'Alessandro - NJ - Friend

“I was not friends with Emma, nor did I really know who she was. But there was something deep beyond the surface of her that needed to be freed....Read More »
55 of 67 | Posted by: Anonymous - Classmate

“To The Brunskill Family, Our deepest and most sincere condolences to your entire family. We offer our prayers in the hopes of finding some brief...Read More »
56 of 67 | Posted by: Craig and Dena Darmofal - NJ

“We were so very sorry to hear about Emma. She was a role model and inspiration to young people and touched so many lives with her quiet compassion...Read More »
57 of 67 | Posted by: The Gaston Family - NJ - Friends

“Lord may you grant her soul peace. ”
58 of 67 | Posted by: Peter Wilson - Union, NJ

“Emma was a role model of mine and I will miss her dearly. She was beautiful, bright, and talented. Puppy Pals just wont be the same without her. I...Read More »
59 of 67 | Posted by: Kendall Beckles - NJ

“Dear Colleen and Family, My heart is heavy at hearing about Emma. I wanted to send my condolences to let you know that I am thinking of you at...Read More »
60 of 67 | Posted by: Dr. Diane Friedman - Princeton, NJ

“Emma is a part of who we are, she remains with us in our hearts. Her time spent with us was full of love and laughter and we remember her forever...Read More »
61 of 67 | Posted by: Louise Palagyi - Cranbury, NJ

“Dear Colleen and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of your devastating loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as we fondly remember Emma....Read More »
62 of 67 | Posted by: The Coleman Family - Cranbury, NJ

“To the Brunskills, Our thoughts, prayers and hearts are with you. With our deepest sympathy, John, Gail, Scott and Steve Barbano ”
63 of 67 | Posted by: John Barbano & Family - Cranbury, NJ

“Colleen, Mike, Becca and Luke, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are so sorry for your loss. Alice, Rich, Stephanie and Sam ”
64 of 67 | Posted by: Alice Domm and Richard Grubb - NJ

“Mike & Colleen, words cannot express my profound sorrow for you & your family now. It is an extremely difficult time & my hope is that you will find...Read More »
65 of 67 | Posted by: Diana Joseph-Riley

“Mike and Family, The entire EWAGS Division shares our prayers and thoughts with you all during this most difficult time. We are so sorry for you...Read More »
66 of 67 | Posted by: JR - Fort Monmouth, NJ

“Mike, Colleen, Luke & Becca: My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time and in the days/weeks ahead. We are so sorry for...Read More »
67 of 67 | Posted by: Jack Pinto - Cranbury, NJ


Emma Kate Brunskill died on Wednesday April 27, 2011 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 17 years old. Emma was a life-long resident of Cranbury and was currently a senior at Princeton High School. She was planning on attending Rutgers University in the Fall of 2011 to study Companion Animal Science. Emma was an excellent student, she was active in school programs such as the Women's Choir and Princeton High School Choir, Peer Group, Lacrosse, Freshman Varsity Cheerleading, and she played the flute. She had a strong love for dogs and was a six year member of the Middlesex County 4H Puppy Pals Club. She also raised and trained Seeing Eye dogs and received several awards for her dedication in training. She was awarded the 4H County Award, the Seeing Eye puppy club best friend award in 2008/2009, the 4H Clover Award for leadership and outstanding achievements in 2009, and the 4H Public Presentations outstanding presenter award in 2010. She served as secretary for one year and elected president for the last two years. She was currently in process of raising her 4th Seeing Eye Guide dog, Nana. All three previous dogs, Joan, Kismet, and Bella have all been placed with blind people all over the country. She was an active parishioner at Nativity of Our Lord RC Church, Monroe Twp. and was a lector and assistant catechist for summer bible school. She is survived by her parents, Michael Brunskill and Colleen Cahill of Cranbury, her maternal grandfather, Ronald G. Cahill of Landenberg, PA, her paternal grandmother, Jacqueline Brunskill of Rolling Hills Estates, CA, one brother, Lucas Brunskill of Cranbury, one sister, Rebecca Brunskill of Cranbury, two aunts, Cindy Moore of Chambersburg, PA, and Laurie Ellis of Thurmont, MD, four uncles, Scott Cahill of Wilton Manors, FL, John Brunskill of Mariposa, CA, Michael Cahill of Gaithersburg, MD, and Bradley Brunskill of Rolling Hills Estates, CA, and many loving cousins. A Funeral Liturgy will be 11:00am on Monday May 2, 2011 at Nativity of Our Lord RC Church 185 Applegarth Rd. Monroe Twp., NJ 08831. Relatives and friends may call from 5pm to 7pm on Sunday at the Church and Monday from 9:30am to 10:45am prior to Mass. A private cremation will take place following Mass under the direction of the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, Monroe Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Seeing Eye PO Box 375 Morristown, NJ 07963-0375 or to the Middlesex County 4H Youth Development Office 42 Riva Ave, Davidson Mill Pond Rd. North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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