Suzanne M. Quackenbush
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BENNINGTON - Suzanne M. "Nana Q" Quackenbush, 84, died April 3, 2011, at North Adams (Mass.) Regional Hospital.

Born in Bennington Jan. 5, 1927, she was the daughter of William G. and Suzanne Mary (Robinson) Marshall, and received her education in local schools.

She was first married to Alard Wirasnik and later to Ralph Quackenbush Sr.

In earlier years, Mrs. Quackenbush was employed at EZ Mill in Bennington and later at Nancy Shoe Co. in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. She later did day care for many local children until retiring.

She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, the Women of the Moose, both in Bennington, and Liberty Ellis Island Foundation, as well as a supporter of St. Jude's Shrine.

She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, fishing, and was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Pierce of Bennington and Suzanne Quackenbush of North Adams; two sons, Joseph Wirasnik of Hartland and Danny Wirasnik of Bennington; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and an adopted granddaughter; many stepchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Quackenbush was predeceased by her husbands; a brother, Edward Marshall, and three sisters, Patricia Tesch, Lucy Thibodeau and Lorraine White.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home where friends may call from noon prior to the service.

Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal Shelter or St. Jude Children's Hospital, in care of Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

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Published in Rutland Herald on Apr. 4, 2011.
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April 10, 2011
Sue was always there for me through out my life.I concidered her my best friend. We traveled alot together,shared many-many laughs & a few sorrows. I always told her the 'only' thing missing in my life here in WA was her.Sue always said "they can't take away our memories" that I am most grateful for..Your mom was the best love,Bonnie {Wenatchee, WA}
April 9, 2011
Dear Sherrie and family:
I'm so sorry for the loss of your Grandmother. Ross and Leslie send their love and remember all the early childhood years where Nana provided such love and care. My prayers are with you. Also Linda Chaffin sends her prayers
Sharon Stepp
April 8, 2011
Dear Linda, Love and hugs to you in your time of sorrow. Marie Longtin
April 8, 2011
To all the family of of Suzanne Quackenbush, I am friends with almost all of you, I am so sorry for your loss. Nancy Potter Aldrich,Unionville ,Tn.
April 6, 2011
My thoughts are with the family of Suzanne Quackenbush as they go through this sad time.
Susan & Jim Pleasant
April 6, 2011
our thoughts and prayers are with the Quackenbush family. we have many fond memories of Sue.
Phyllis and Pete Cornell
April 5, 2011
Linda, Joe, Danny, and Little Susie,
My heart goes out to all of you. She was a lady with a great sense of humor. I will never forget her. She made me laugh and made me cry but she was always there for everyone. She was a strong woman and now she can rest in peace with no more pain and suffering. ~Laura Jones~
April 5, 2011
sorry to hear about Sue,,I use to love to visit her with my sister Bonnie,,She always made me laugh....& was always a great friend to Bonnie
shelly loomis
April 5, 2011
Suzie, Dan, Joe, and Linda so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She was a big part of my life when I was growing up. I have very dear memories her and will never forget her.
Karen Jones-Whitman
April 4, 2011
Suzie Q, my sister, my friend. Ma was my Mom too. She was the "cool" one who got us through the really hard stuff of being a kid! Ma had all the answers, even when we were teenagers and didn't have a clue!!! I'm so glad Travis got to spend time with her and loved her so much! Now we just have to do what she wanted us to do! You know! I love you and I will miss Ma as much as I miss Mom. They are gonna be playin' cards now! :)
Jody Hoard
April 4, 2011
Sue will be greatly we loved her very much we always enjoyed our visits with her when she was still in bennington and we love to share some of stories she always told us
Johnnyand Teri
April 4, 2011
Linda, Joe, Danny and Susie..So sad to hear of "Nana's" passing.She was a great, strong woman with a wonderful sense of humor. She touched many lives. May your memories help you through this hard time. Love, Peter and Susan (Sue K.) Lanfair (Bennington,Vt.)
Susan Lanfair
April 4, 2011
linda&danny&Joe Just wanted to give you all my condolecens. on the loss of your mom she will be sadly miss she loved you kids you were her hold world . but she is in a better place now. no more pain. love ya Marie and Andrew DeCoff
marie DeCoff
April 4, 2011
So sorry by your loss. Your Mom is in a better place with no more pain.

Love ya
Margaret Whalen
April 4, 2011
R.I.P Mom ~ we love you!
Linda Pierce
April 4, 2011
R.I.P. Mom ~ we love you!
April 4, 2011
I am saddened to hear of your loss. If there is something that I can do, do not hesitate to call me. May the memories of good times help you through this time. With all my love.
Nan Lampron
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