NORTH BERGEN, NJ___ Emily E. Giard Cabrera, 38, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 7, 2022 in her home.
She is survived by her husband of seven years, Edgar Cabrera, and the loves of her life, her daughters, Elena and Emilia Cabrera, all of North Bergen, New Jersey. She also leaves her mother, Elaine (Chrostowski) Giard of Worcester, MA; her sister, Kathryn (Giard) Harris and husband Steven of Pomfret Center, CT; nieces, Caroline, Elizabeth, and Abigail Harris; nephew, Jack Harris; “Auntie” Carolyn Sliwinski; uncles Jan Chrostowski and Edmund Chrostowski and his wife Lynne; and life-long friend,Stephanie DeCourcey.
She is predeceased by her loving grandparents, Edmund and Frances Chrostowski, as well as her “Twinnie” and partner in crime, her uncle, Peter Sliwinski.
Born and raised in Worcester, MA, she attended Thorndyke Road Elementary followed by St. Peter Marian Jr-Sr. CCHS. She earned her Bachelor Degree from St. Joseph’s College of Maine and her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. Emily loved spending time with her family, going to the beach, and singing the first lines of songs on road trips.
Above all, she made people feel appreciated and loved, never failing to help wherever, whenever, and however she could. Always aiming to bring out the best in everyone, she thrived as a social worker at Independence High School in New York City. She was adored by her colleagues and proud of her students and all of their accomplishments.
She will be remembered for organizing over the top events which always included one of a kind cakes that she made and decorated from scratch. If there was a party, Emily was there with homemade treats, an amazing balloon arch she crafted on her own the night before, and unique party favors. She had the ability to make any occasion, even something as simple as a sleepover, more fun for anyone involved. She truly was one of a kind and made sure her daughters, students and those she loved always felt special.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Emily E. Cabrera Memorial Trust established for her girls’ care at Millbury Federal Credit Union, 50 Main St., Millbury, MA 01527 or via Venmo @Elena-Emilia.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, February 18, 2022 in HENRY- DIRSA FUNERAL SERVICE, 33 Ward St., Worcester, MA. If you plan on attending the calling hours, please come prepared with a memory of Emily to write down so we can include it in a scrapbook we are making for her girls. A funeral will be held with a Mass at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 19, 2022 in St. Peter Church, 929 Main St., Worcester, MA. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, 162 Webster St. Worcester.