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Suzanne D. Kress
Suzanne D. Kress, 74, passed away on May 6, 2013 in the comfort of her home with her family at her side. She was born in Utica on February 12, 1939, the 9th of 11 children of the late Gerald N. and Ruth OConnor Darling and was a 1958 graduate of Utica Catholic Academy. On October 3, 1959 in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Suzie and Patrick T. Kress exchanged their vows of marriage. For 32 years, Suzie worked for Williams Tool Company in Chadwicks. Her outside activities included membership in the Sauquoit Garden Club. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will forever remain in the hearts of those she leaves behind, her beloved husband of 53 years, Patrick; her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Mark Smith, of Sauquoit and their children, James JP and Jaimie Peanut Smith; her son and daughter-in-law, William P. Bud and Robin Kress, of Chadwicks and their children, Buddy and Alice Kress, Bryan Kress and Matt Smith, Katie Kress and Justin and Danielle Kress; her five cherished great-grandchildren, Budders, Aeon, Halie, Adelynn and Kylee; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Marion Cahill, of New Hartford, Pricilla Pat Byrne, of Utica, Jeanette Light, of Utica, Joan and Pete LeClair, of Utica and Nancy and Dave Tucker, of Peoria Heights, IL; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Frederick and Jackie Darling, of Sauquoit, and Paul and Sue Darling, of Balston Spa; her brothers-in-law, Jim Murphy, of New Hartford, Chuck, Newton of Yorkville, Karl Kress and Doddie Stiles of Bridgewater, her sisters in law, Barbara and Stan Roberts of Sauquoit, Marylou McEnroy, of Clayville and Karen and David Fibber McGee, of Chadwicks; her dear friends, Georgia and Roger Weise, Jack and Rita Scott and Joe Spano; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Barbara Murphy and Beverly Newton; her brother, Jerome Darling; her brothers-in-law, Buddy Kress, Danny Kress, Tom Cahill, Ambrose Burns, Joe McEnroy and Don Light, her sister-in-law, Betty Kress; and her friends, Elaine Spano and Ken and Bud Kunkle. Suzies family will be receiving friends and relatives at the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St., Sauquoit on Friday, May 10 from 4-7. Her memorial Mass and celebration of life will take place Saturday morning at 9:30 at St. Patricks-St. Anthonys Catholic Church in Chadwicks. Suzies family would like to thank Edwards Ambulance, Hospice and Palliative Care, Dr. Vakios, and the nurses at Faxton-St. Lukes Hospital Regional Cancer Center for all of their support during her illness. Please consider donations in her memory to the /Team Edwards or Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd. New Hartford, NY 3413. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To view Suzies online memorial, please go to: www.smith- funeralhome.com
Suzanne D. Kress
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from May 8 to May 10, 2013
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