Melbourne, FL: Susanna Mary Benvenuto McDonough Stackpoole, 62, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 9:30pm at her home in Melbourne, Florida.
Susanna was born in 1950 in Rochester, NY, and moved to Pompano Beach, Florida in 1959 with her parents, Anthony and Lucy Benvenuto; her younger brother, Anthony; and her youngest sibling Mary Jo Susanna graduated from St. Anne's Catholic School in 1974 and became a Registered Nurse, receiving her Masters in Nursing from the University of Central Florida.
Susanna and her husband, Kenneth Stackpoole, enjoyed gardening, dancing, sailing, and spending time with their grandsons. Susanna loved throwing parties and celebrating the holidays with her famous Italian cookies! Cancer could never shake her memorable sense of humor, her spark, or her wit.
Survived by her mother and father, Mr. & Mrs. Anthony G. Benvenuto; husband, Dr. Kenneth Stackpoole; daughters Megan McDonough Bell and Erin McDonough Schiller; sister Mary Jo Mermer; and her grandson's, Dylan & Ayden Bell and Oliver Schiller.
A memorial celebration of Susanna's life will be held, December 22, 2012, at 1pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1710 S. Hickory St., Melbourne, FL.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the
, in Susanna's name.