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Susan E. O'Brien Suriner

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PITTSFIELD, Mass -- Susan E. O’Brien Suriner, 52, of 35 Division St., died Wednesday afternoon at her home. A longtime resident of Pittsfield, she had also lived in Port Orange, Fla., for seven years. Born in Westfield, Oct. 27, 1955, a daughter of Donald E. O’Brien Sr. of Cheshire and Beatrice Termini Lanfair of Bennington, Vt., she was educated in Pittsfield schools and was a 1973 graduate of Pittsfield High School.

She enjoyed bingo and casinos. She leaves her husband, Wayne A. Suriner, whom she married Jan. 15, 1977. Besides her husband and her father and mother, Mrs. Suriner is survived by a son, Todd J. Suriner of Kuna, Idaho, and a daughter, Rebecca S. Suriner of Pittsfield; her stepfather, Clyde Lanfair of Bennington; her stepmother, Margaret O’Brien of Cheshire; two brothers, Donald E. O’Brien Jr. of Hinsdale and Steven M. O’Brien of Lanesborough; two sisters, Nance Brazee of Raynham and Pamela O’Brien of Lynn; a stepsister, Rachel Marchisio of Pittsfield; a half-sister, Marcia Feeley of Dalton; and three grandchildren, MacKenzie of Pittsfield, and Jillian and Grace of Kuna.

She was predeceased by a son, Wayne R. Suriner, who died Aug. 1, 1987, and by a sister, Kathleen B. O’Brien, who died Oct. 20,1997.

Funeral services for Susan E. Suriner, who died at her home on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, surrounded by her loving family, were held Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m., at Dery Funeral Home with the Rev. Noreen P. Suriner, her sister-in-law, who is interim rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Northampton, officiating. Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery. A reception followed at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 67 East St. Calling hours were held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at Dery Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Suriner may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 22, 2007
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