Julianna Lee Kessler
April 27, 1996 - July 2, 2020

Julianna Lee Kessler

Julianna Lee Kessler
Apr 27, 1996 - Jul 2, 2020

Julianna Lee Kessler
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EAST BRUNSWICK - JULIANNA LEE KESSLER passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020. She was 24.

Born in Ma An Shan, China, she was a life-long resident of East Brunswick.

Julianna graduated from Montclair State University with her bachelor's degree and was currently enrolled in graduate courses.

She adored her two kittens Bella and Mia and loved anime, manga, music, and fashion. Julianna was truly an altruistic person in nature.

She was predeceased by her uncle, Ben Jim Lee in 2014.

Surviving are her loving parents, Elliot and Elaine Kessler, of East Brunswick; grandmother, Sylvia Kessler; three uncles, Ben Ham and his wife, Lai Hung of the Bronx, NY, Ben Hon and his wife, Amy Lee, of Queens, NY, and Ben Chee of Brooklyn, NY; five aunts, Ten Moy of East Brunswick, Ten Mey of East Brunswick, Ten Lin Wyat of Queens, NY, Ten Ho Baxter and her husband, Robert, of Arizona and Vivian Geller and her husband Neal; and also by all of her cousins.

Friends and family may visit on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the funeral home. For directions, please visit the 'Services' page.

Funeral services will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Julianna's memory to the Karma Cat and Zen Dog Rescue Society at 39 S Main Street, Milltown, 08850 or online at or to the ASPCA at

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Isa Hernandez on Aug 11, 2020

CandleMy deepest condolences to the Kessler family. May God grant you peace . I am heartbroken for you and your wife. From Isa Hernรกndez

The Bradis Family on Jul 31, 2020

The entire Bradis family is grieving for you and with you. Dear Julianna will always remain in our hearts. Our sincerest condolences to you and your families. With sadness, sympathy, and love, Helen, Joseph, Barbara, Bob, John, Mike, and Mary Bradis

The Bradis Family on Jul 31, 2020

The entire Bradis family is grieving with you and for you. Dear Julianna will always remain in our hearts! Our sincerest condolences to you and your families.

Barbara Colucci on Jul 22, 2020

Dear Dr & Mrs. Kessler. Iโ€™m at a loss of words to express how deeply sorry I am for you and your family. So sad and so young. May she Rest In Peace. I will keep her in my prayers. My best, Barbara Colucci

Mollyrose N. on Jul 13, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Jayโ€™s passing, and deeply saddened. She was in a few of my classmates and was bright, thoughtful, and definitely not afraid to express her opinions and share her knowledge. I learned a lot from her, and I was enjoying getting to know a new acquaintance. I will truly miss having her as a classmate, and will keep her in my thoughts.

Sophia Lall on Jul 10, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that Jay has passed. I worked with her on a research project at MSU, and from my time working with her, I could tell she truly had an open mind and open heart. As well, she was very ambitious and motivated to exceed in school and her future endeavors. Sending my condolences to her family and friends.
-Sophia Lall

Tina Zottoli on Jul 10, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Jay for the first time when she came to seek my advisement as to whether our MA program would be a good fit with her future career plans. I was immediately impressed with her intelligence and motivation. She did join our program and was met with success,, lauded by her instructors. It was only very recently that I was working with Jay to help her adjust her courses to accommodate her changing work schedule. I was so saddened to learn of her passing and I am sorry that I will not have the chance to continue to support her progress in our program. A bright light, taken too soon. I am deeply sorry for your loss and, on behalf of our program, I extend our sympathy and condolences to your family. -Tina Zottoli, PhD

Shanoy on Jul 10, 2020

My condolences to your family. May Jay Rest in Peace.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ I will keep you all in my prayers.

Janice on Jul 10, 2020

Our heartfelt condolences. May she Rest in Heavenly Peace. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
~Janice Kikuchi

Allan and Lucy Young on Jul 8, 2020

Elliot, we are so sorry to hear about this terrible loss. We send condolences to you and your wife.
Allan and Lucy Young

Gina Scialla on Jul 7, 2020

I cannot tell you how saddened I am to hear of the great loss of your daughter, Julianna. My most deepest prayers and thoughts have been with both Doc & Elaine since I heard this news. May memories of the love you shared help you through your darkest days.
Gina Scialla

Randy & Tony Cavaliere on Jul 7, 2020

To Dr. & Mrs. Kessler and family,
We know and understand your pain and hope that, in time, your hearts will heal.
Randy & Tony Cavaliere

Mark Kitzie, PsyD on Jul 6, 2020

I had the pleasure of having "Jay" in my graduate class at MSU this past semester. She stood out as a very bright and dedicated student and a special person with a wonderful sense of humor and great compassion for others. I am deeply saddened by her loss and will miss the opportunity to continue to support her in her professional development. Having a daughter of my own, I can't imagine your grief but I can appreciate the magnitude of your loss. You have my most sincere condolences.
Dr. Mark Kitzie

Stacie Grant on Jul 6, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ’”
Stacie & Rick Grant

Jillian Campion on Jul 6, 2020

Beth Kalt on Jul 5, 2020

Dear Elaine & Elliot,
Bob and I are just so deeply saddened to read about the passing of your Beloved Julianna. We have fond memories of you all.... and cannot imagine your devastation. There are no words, only time can help with your healing.... we wish your memories of Julianna and your Families can help you get thru this loss of your dear daughter. Please accept our condolences.
Beth & Bob Kalt

May and Holly on Jul 5, 2020

We are deeply saddened by Julianna's passing. She was vibrant and spirited and will be dearly missed. With heavy hearts, we send you our love during this difficult time, you are very much in our thoughts.

May and Holly

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Amy Geller on Jul 4, 2020

Katie, Amanda, Mary and Jim on Jul 4, 2020

We are so saddened by the passing of your beautiful daughter. She made a lasting impact on all who were lucky to know her. She will forever live in our hearts and memories. - The Hasler Family

Carolyn Frey on Jul 4, 2020

Dear Elaine and Elliot,
We are so sorry for your loss. Meeting Julianna as a kindergartner, with my son, Robert as she joined us on Halloween, Trick or Treating was a very special day. Julianna was a wonderful, spirited, sweet little girl. I would see her through the years, with the same beautiful smile and warm welcoming hello. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Robert and Carolyn Frey

Brunswick Memorial Home on Jul 4, 2020


Michael Kulbacki on Jul 4, 2020

Broitman Family on Jul 4, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Elaine and Elliot. We remember Julianna as a beautiful little girl - friend of our daughter. Terrible tragedy. May her soul rest in peace. Our hears ache for you and out prayers are with you in this hard and sad time. Broitman family.

Ruta D Johnson on Jul 4, 2020

Dear Dr. Kessler and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are sending our thoughts and love to all of you during this hard time..
- Ruta & family

David & Nancy on Jul 4, 2020

We have you in our thoughts and hearts on what must be the most impossibly sad days you will endure. Such grief knows no end....David & Nancy

Jill Work on Jul 4, 2020

From one mom of a Maanshan girl to another, my heart breaks for your loss. My condolences and prayers.

Sharon Margolin on Jul 4, 2020

So saddened to hear about Julianna. I remember when Julianna came to the United States and all the times we spent together. There is nothing which brings more sorrow than losing a child. RIP dear Julianna. You will be desperately missed. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Sharon Margolin

Judi and Joe on Jul 4, 2020

We are so saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful daughter. Julianna. Our condolences to you both And prayers to help you through this terrible time. She is in heaven now and at peace! ๐Ÿ™

Jim O'Neill on Jul 4, 2020


Nataliya on Jul 3, 2020

Words canโ€™t express the sorrow we feel. Sending you peace and love at this sad and difficult time . Nataliya and family. ๐Ÿ™

Roseann Caceres on Jul 3, 2020

No words can express the pain for the loss of this beautiful little lady. She is so loved. Rest well little angel. Our hearts are breaking forever. Until we meet again. Love you so much! Ro,

Nancy & John Bradis on Jul 3, 2020

Dearest Julianna was a beautiful soul. We will always remember her smile & treasure our loving memories of her in our lives. May she rest in heavenly peace. Our deepest sympathy to the family. You are all in our prayers for strength & peace. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’• Nancy & John Bradis

Patricia Lee Stotter on Jul 3, 2020

love and condolences . no words.
may good memories help you through this agonizing time.
Patricia Lee Stotter

Andy Miller on Jul 3, 2020

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your
daughter. Please accept our most sincere condolences Our thoughts prayers & love are with you and your family.

Gabriella & Andy Miller

Gloria, Stephanie, Emily on Jul 3, 2020

We are so deeply saddened by Juliannaโ€™s passing. She was a very special person, bringing the Kessler Family so much love and joy.
Forever in our hearts...The LaPersonne Family.



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