Suzanne Quackenbush
E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home, Inc.
628 Main Street
Bennington, VT
Suzanne M. Quackenbush 1927-2011 Suzanne M. Quackenbush, 84, better known as "Nana Q", died Sunday, April 3, 2011 at North Adams Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. A former resident of White Birches, Bennington, she was currently residing with her daughter Susan in North Adams. Born in Bennington January 5, 1927 she was the daughter of the late William G. and Suzanne Mary (Robinson) Marshall. She received her education in the Bennington schools. Suzanne was first married to Alard Wirasnick, and later to Ralph Quackenbush Sr; both have since deceased. In earlier years Suzanne was employed at the EZ Mill in Bennington and later at the Nancy Shoe Company in Hoosick Falls. She later did day-care for many local children until the time of her retirement. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxillary and the Women of the Moose, both in Bennington. She also was a member of the Liberty Ellis Island Foundation and a supporter of St. Jude's Shrine. She had enjoyed crocheting, gardening and fishing and was a fan of both the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Pierce of Bennington and Suzanne Quackenbush of North Adams, Mass.; two sons, Joseph Wirasnik and wife Shelley of Hartland, Vt., and Danny Wirasnik and wife Sandra of Bennington; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; an adopted granddaughter, Bonnie Buck of Washington; many step-children, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins and her guardian angel, Ingrid Walker of Bennington. Suzanne was predeceased by a brother and three sisters, Edward Marshall and three sisters, Patricia Tesch, Lucy Thibodeau and Lorraine White. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday, April 8, 2011 at 2p.m. Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Friday from noon until the time of the service. The burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Should friends desire memorial contributions in Suzanne Quackenbush's memory may be made to either the Second Chance Animal Shelter or St. Jude's Children's Hospital through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at

Published by Bennington Banner on Apr. 4, 2011.
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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 10, 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 9, 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 8, 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 6, 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 5, 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
Linda Pierce
April 4, 2011
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
April 4, 2011
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