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Lisa A. Hulbert


Lisa A. Hulbert, age 30 of Garfield and formerly of Pompton Plains, died at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on Sunday, January 15, 2012. She had been awaiting a liver transplant.

Lisa grew up in Pompton Plains. She was a cheerleader for many years, played Little League Softball, and was a wonderful dancer. She loved to dance and took classes with Gloria Francis for several years. She graduated from Pequannock High School in 2000 where she was a member of the high school band, playing the flute. She had a love of music her whole life and listened to everything from 50’s Doo-Wop and Roy Orbison, to Lady Gaga and Sublime. She was also a “Gleek”; loving all the music from the popular TV series “Glee”. She also loved Broadway musicals of which Les Miserables was her hands-down favorite. A dear friend just recently gave her the shows soundtrack and Lisa cherished it. She had good taste in music, there’s no doubt about it. She was also an avid reader and could devour a good novel. She enjoyed books by James Patterson, the Twilight series, and really just about anything she could get her hands on.

Her other passion was caring for animals; all animals. She particularly adored cats, of which she currently has three, and would rescue animals all the time. She would have had many more pets if she could’ve. She had a really big heart and let it show in many ways. She was one of those people born with a natural ‘caregiver’ personality and quality about her. She was very loving, not just with animals, but with everyone, especially so with young children and the elderly. Her kindness and loving spirit refused to be contained.

At fourteen years of age, Lisa had her first liver transplant. This gave her a new lease on life and she became an advocate for organ donation. She even wrote a moving letter to the family of the donor who made her transplant possible, expressing her sincere gratitude. She was also grateful to the Make-A-Wish Foundation who provided her and her family with an all expenses paid trip to Hawaii, which of course they enjoyed immensely. Due to complications, she required another liver transplant just six years later. The surgery was a success and Lisa was once again incredibly grateful for the gift she had received from her donor. She was able to enjoy ten more years of life, laughter, music, and love because there are people out there willing to be donors. She would undoubtedly encourage all of you to become donors as well, and maybe someday you too can provide the gift of life for someone else. For more information, visit

Lisa is survived by her devoted parents; Joseph and Connie Hulbert of Pompton Plains, her sister; Tina McCabe and her husband Michael, one brother; Paul Lasky, her grandmother; Palma Parrillo, two nephews; Aiden and Luke McCabe, and one niece; Madelyn McCabe, and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is also survived by her longtime boyfriend; David Fenn. She was predeceased by her fraternal grandparents; Joseph and Lillian Hulbert, and her maternal grandfather, Joseph Parrillo.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.

Funeral Services will be held at 9 AM on Thursday from the funeral home, and then to Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, 155 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ where at 10 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered.

Lisa was grateful to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and donations in her memory would be appreciated; Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662, or

Guest Book


Lisa was like a daughter to me. Since she started dating my son and Living with him I fell in love with this beautiful girl and knew she was the right girl for David. I will miss her and her smile. I know she is watching over David and her family and friends and knew she was loved by all

Lori Schochet


So very very sorry to hear of your loss.Please know you are in our family's thoughts and prayers. Tom Smithling, Pat Malavasi, and family

Tom Smithling


We are so sorry for your loss. Fern , Brad, and Abigail Brazda

Fern Schochet Brazda


Lisa was my very best friend my sister. I love her and will miss Lisa so much there are no word to say how much I will miss her.. She was a wonderful friend, girlfriend, daughter, sister, aunt and Godmother. I love you LISA RIP 4/8/81-1/15/12

Melissa Dickey


Connie, Joe, Tina, Mike and family, Lisa will live on in our memories and hearts. Her enthusiasm for life could not be contained and she will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Linda, Greg, Katie, Brian and Jenny

Stockinger Family


lisa will always be in my hart.she was my life my everything.i miss u baby an i love u.

david fenn


Lisa is my best friend. She was always there when I needed her. She help me with my children and for that I will always be greatful. She was full of life and lit up the world. She was an inspiration to us all and I will miss her so much. I love you, Lisa.

Valerie Lovretin


We love you Aunt Lisa! Love, Zachie, Lulu, & Devin

Zachary, Laura, & Devin Craven


Lisa was such a wonderful person and I'm so glad to say she was such a big part of my childhood. She will be forever missed and will stay close to all of our hearts. What a beautiful angel that Heaven gained. All my love and prayers go out to Mr. & Mrs. Hulbert, Tina, Mike and the rest of the family.



Lisa was such a wonderful person and I'm so glad to say she was such a big part of my childhood. She will be forever missed and will stay close to all of our hearts. What a beautiful angel that Heaven gained. All my love and prayers go out to Mr. & Mrs. Hulbert, Tina, Mike and the rest of the family.

Michelle Riles


Lisa you were part of our family. I saw how happy you made my grandson David. You were always smiling when you were with him and it makes a grandma very happy to see a smile on a grandson's face. The past few years all he wanted to do was take care and went to Doctor visits in NY with you. You will be missed. Rita Schochet

Rita Schochet


Our sincere condolences to Lisa’s parents; Mr. & Mrs. Hulbert, her family; Tina, Mike, and kids, brother Paul, her love David and to the rest of her friends and family grieving along with us. Lisa was indeed a happy girl, always in good spirits even during the worst & hardest of times. After years of knowing Lisa, it wasn’t until the past few years did we really begin to develop a friendship, a sisterhood in which I will forever cherish <3 I am grateful to those who gave a part of themselves to help Lisa survive two transplants and found no other way to show that then by becoming an organ donor myself. I encourage all of you to make a donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation in Lisa’s memory. We love you and miss you Lisa. Family Forever ~ Jaime & Matthew

Jaime Hanczaryk & Matthew Fenn


Lisa was a wonderful person. She will live on forever in our hearts and memories. My heart and prayers go out to her friends and family.

Sarah Mcgreevy Kieselmann


Dear Connie and Joe as well as Tina and the rest of the family. So sorry to hear of your loss. May the angels hold and caress her as she enter heaven and may you have peace to know she is in God's care. May she R.I.P.

irene scangarello


Mr. & Mrs. Hulbert, Tina, Mike and family, You have been in our thoughts and prayers constantly. Lisa was such a dear friend, who was so loved, and will be sorely missed. I will forever cherish the many beautiful memories I have of her, and will never forget her contagious smile, her big heart, her vibrant personality, and her true passion for life. May God's love embrace you and give you strength, comfort, and peace during this time. All our love, Elizabeth Riles Lazarz & Family

Elizabeth Lazarz


Dear Connie, Joe, Tina, Mike and family. My heartfelt sympathies are with you all at this difficult time. I will hold you all close in my prayers.

Lisa Jorbel Brown


I was so sorry to hear of your loss, please know you are all in my prayers. I pray that one day your hearts will be light again. I will always remember Lisa fondly.

Maryann Skaflestad


Dear Joe and family, I just got through reading the beautiful tribute to Lisa. What a beautiful person she was. If there are angels, Lisa was one of them who lived among during her short lifetime. She is sitting next to God right now probably helping him out. Bless you all.

Angela and Lou Bachmann

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