Susan M. Race (1947 - 2014)

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Susan M. Race

New Paltz, NY - Susan M. Race, age 66, of New Paltz, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 2, 2014, at home in New Paltz, in the comfort of her home and the care of her loving husband, Reggie, and their children and their families.

Born on October 23, 1947, in Yonkers, NY, she was the daughter of James and Philomena Grippo Murphy. Susan was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Yonkers, NY, class of 1965. She married Reginald "Reggie" Race on April 1, 1995, in Kingston, NY.

Susan retired from the United States Postal Service in New Windsor, NY, where she worked as a training technician.

She was a long time and valued member of Sam's Club, Kingston, NY.

A loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband: Reginald "Reggie" Race, New Paltz, NY, daughter, Kelly LaRocca, Highland, NY, daughter,Kimberly & husband Christopher Coleman, Highland, NY, son,Ronald Race, Virginia Beach, VA, daughter, Amy & husband Kevin Downey , Auburn, AL, son, James "Jamie" & wife Nichole Race, Pearl City, HI, son, Jason & wife Heather Race , Virginia Beach, VA, two sisters,Margaret Murphy, Haverstraw, NY and Maryann "Duffy" Cummings, Middletown, NY, brother, James Murphy,Peachtree, GA, grandchildren, Murphy Jane Coleman, Highland, NY, Max LaRocca, Highland, NY, John "Jack"` William Coleman , Highland, NY, Danielle Monson, Virginia Beach, VA, Jonathan & Victoria Race , Virginia Beach, VA, Christian and Isabella Race, Pearl City, HI, Emily & Katelyn Downey, Auburn, AL, and one great granddaughter, Ezabella Monson, Virginia Beach, VA. In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by a sister, Helen DeFeo.

Friends and relatives may call on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 1pm to 3 pm at Copeland Funeral Home, Inc.,162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561. Funeral services will begin at 3pm at the funeral home, with the Rev. Arlene Dawber, officiating. Cremation already took place at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Donations may be made to American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Ste 550, Chicago, IL 60631 or online at

Funeral Arrangements are by Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561. (845)255-1212. You may express condolences to the family at

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Copeland Funeral Home Inc
162 S Putt Corners Rd New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 255-1212
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on June 4, 2014
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