Grace N. Apanel
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Grace N. Apanel
  • May 25, 1950 - February 2, 2017
  • Beachwood, New Jersey

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Grace Nedra Burden Apanel, 66, of Beachwood, NJ passed away on Thursday February 2, 2017 at home with her son Troy and his family by her side. Born in Jersey City, Grace has lived in Beachwood for almost 30 years. An alumni of William Paterson University, she worked as a music teacher to students with special needs.

Grace was passionate about music and nature. She is known for her joyful, fun loving, and kind hearted spirit. Friends describe a magical quality to her patient yet stubborn personality. Her sense of humor is remembered by all she met.

Grace is predeceased by her husband Leo "Lee" Apanel. She is survived by her son Troy Apanel, granddaughter Leah Apanel, as well as Corina Syanovitz, Troy's partner. Brothers Joseph Burden and Robert Burden along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends mourn her loss.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Troy Apanel at 25 Spruce Street, Beachwood, NJ 08722 to help assist with her final expenses.

A celebration of Grace's life will be hosted in niece Trisha Apanel's home on Monday February 6, 2017 at 6pm, 1164 Laurel Drive, Tom's River, NJ 08753. A more formal memorial service and spreading of ashes will take place in the Spring.