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William J. Sukuskas

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- William J. “Bill” Sukuskas, 65, died peacefully Wednesday at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He resided on Wall Street with his wife of 35 years, Paulette (Rivard) Sukuskas.

Bill was born on Oct. 25, 1945, in Hoosick Falls, son of the late Stanley and Edna (Unavitch) Sukuskas. He attended St. Mary’s Academy and worked at Capano’s Market as a boy. Bill later worked at the former Wood Flong and then for 28 years for the Village of Hoosick Falls Highway Department until retiring. Bill was a longtime member of the St. Stanislaw Society and a lifetime member of the Pioneer Fish & Game Club, where he was head groundskeeper. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors other than his wife, Paulette, include four daughters, Karen Jones and her husband, Jeffrey, of Petersburg, Kathleen McGuire and her husband, Michael, Kimberly Sukuskas, and Theresa Sukuskas and her fiancé, Don Schlegel, all of Hoosick Falls; a brother, Edward Sukuskas and his wife, Lois, of Hoosick Falls; his grandchildren Erin, Michael, Nicholas, Casey, Caleb, Christopher, Meggan, Molly and William; also many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by three sisters, Irene Cottrell, Marie Whittet and Helen McDonough, and a brother, Stanley Sukuskas.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.

Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St., in Hoosick Falls on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund or the Group Work Camps 2007 Fund. Co-sponsors of the fund are Erin and Kathy McGuire. This fund will help our community by bringing youth to our area to do home repairs.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 7, 2006
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