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.
Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net