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Susan Vescio Passes At 95


Susan Vescio peacefully passed away on September 21, 2018 at the young age of 95.

She was born in Smithmill, PA on February 12, 1923 and was predeceased by her husband Frank E. Vescio, former Public Safety Commissioner of Yonkers. Susan and her husband lived most of their lives in Yonkers, NY where they raised their children. Surviving her are her son, William (Sara) Vescio and daughters Susan Barno (David) and Mary Clarizio. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is survived by an older sister Ann (105 yrs.) and a younger brother Joseph (90 yrs.)

“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” – Winnie the Pooh

So the day has come when [Mom/Grams/Great Grannie/Susan Vescio] cannot be together with us…

In life she was many things to many people – a governess, a carpet weaver, a true Rosie the riveter a devoted wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother and friend. She loved to sew, crochet, garden, giggle with the little people in her life. She often offered kind advice, encouragement as well as blunt words of wisdom to those she loved. She provided guidance as she helped navigate the ups and downs of life. She had an independent spirit as well as a stubbornness to match her convictions and taught us all to make life bold and to never hold back the truth. Her character was sprinkled with the patience of a Saint. Her pierogies and meatballs were legendary.

She will forever be in all our hearts.

There are no services as she requested but a celebration of her life will be held later this year. Her memory can be served by helping others. If you wish, please mail donations to Alzheimer’s Association, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 2240, New York, NY 10165.