Obituary of Ilsy Cuasquer
Piscataway, NJ – Ilsy Cuasquer, 61, passed away after a long illness on July 1, 2022 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia to the late Carlos Alberto and Carmen (Guzman) Tafur, Ilsy resided there until the age of sixteen. She then immigrated to the United States, settling in Hackensack for two years and in 1986, she moved to Piscataway to raise her family.
Ilsy spent her time caring for her children and providing a good home to her family as a housewife. She enjoyed to cook, shop for elegant clothing, travel, dance and watch telenovelas.
Ilsy was always ready to welcome visitors in her home as she woke up early to always put her make up on and look good for husband and family. Ilsy was always compassionate to anyone she came in contact with, especially those who were having a hard time. A very caring, generous and thoughtful woman, she was fortunate enough to help those in need. Ilsy was the light of the room and her charisma always caught the attention to those around her.
Overall, Ilsy was a loyal woman; especially to her family and friends. She was the most selfless woman who would give anything and everything to those around her and always welcomed everyone with open arms and to make them feel right at home.
Her sayings, “Beautiful on the beach!” or “Yes, my dear!” and “Arrivederci” will never be forgotten.
Ilsy leaves behind her loving and devoted family; husband Jorge and their children; Ashley Cuasquer of Piscataway, Susana Martinez of Middlesex, Kevin Cuasquer and Juan Carlos Martinez both of Piscataway. She will also be missed dearly by her sisters; Nubia Ruglio of Rocky Hill, CT and Marbel Escalante of Buford, GA, brother Alberto Tafur of Jacksonville, FL and by many dear friends and extended family members.
Visitation will be held at Piscataway Funeral Home, 18 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 on Friday, July 8, 2022 beginning at 4:00pm. A concluding prayer service will be held at 7:30pm and a private burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations sent in Ilsy’s name to THE American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) would be appreciated.