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Sue Ellen (Suzy) Macaluso

May 2, 2021

Sue Ellen Macaluso LailSue Ellen (Suzy) Macaluso Lail of Cape Vincent passed away Sunday afternoon May 2nd, 2021.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday May 6th at Holy Family Church in Watertown. There will be a church viewing from 1-2pm, followed by the Mass. All our welcomed to say good bye to our beautiful Suzy.

She was born in Watertown on February 3rd,1965, the daughter of Attorney Carmen J. and Helen L. Macaluso during a blizzard. She grew up in Watertown until her family moved to Chaumont in 1986.

She graduated Watertown High School in 1983 and earned an associates degree in marketing from J.C.C. in 1985.

She married William (Bill) Lail on September 18, 2004 in All Saints Church in Chaumont.

Suzy worked as a medical transcriptionist for over 30 years. Her last position was with North Country Orthopedic Group in Watertown. She attended both All Saints Church in Chaumont, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Rosiere. Active in both parishes, she sang in the choir, was a Eucharistic minister, taught CCD, and served on the church board in Rosiere.

There isn't enough time or space to write all the wonderful things Suzy did in her short beautiful life. Always placing others before herself, she would bring you a ginger ale at 2am to ease your upset stomach, or hold your hand as you poured out your heart, with a cup of coffee and cigarette in hand, with no questions asked. These and other numberless acts of kindness were done while battling a debilitating disease of her own.

For those of you who are living with cancer, she would want you to know that this is not what took her life, and to never give up fighting.

Her humor was sharp and self-abasing, and always on target. She had an insight and understanding of the world and of people that was uncanny, and wise beyond her years.

She loved music, writing, dogs, shared meals with family and friends, and long heart to heart conversations with those she loved. Her fur baby Chewy and her sisters' dogs would make her heart sing with joy. Her deep abiding faith and love of God sustained her throughout her life.

She leaves, broken hearted, her husband Bill ( and her beloved dog Chewy), four sisters, Nina M. Venezia, King of Prussia,Pa., Camille A. Macaluso, Watertown, Teresa R. Macaluso and her companion Jerry Weinstein, Watertown, and Karen E. Mikos and husband Frank, Chaumont; two nephews and a niece Joseph Venezia, Benjamin Mikos and Marsha Siegrist, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

Along with her parents, Suzy is predeceased by her sister, Stephanie M. Macaluso and her brother in law, Paul G. Venezia.

If you were blessed to have Suzy in your life, then you would understand that to know her, was to love her. Forever in our hearts. Well done, good and faithful servant. You have fought the battle and won.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#18 Linda Brown 2021-05-07 09:48
Dear Bill, Teresa and family , I am so saddened and shocked to hear about Sue. The world has lost a beautiful, thoughtful and caring spirit. Her love for her family was ever so evident on her visits with them to Dr. Roache’s office . I won’t forget her sweet personality , our pleasant conversations and her beautiful smile. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and all who knew and loved her. God Bless You, My deepest sympathy, Linda Brown
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#17 Sheila Hasner Badour 2021-05-06 17:28
Teresa, Karen and all family: My heart is breaking for all of you. Suzy was such a sweetheart. She is smiling while celebrating with her departed family and friends. She will be missed by many. I’ll keep you all in my prayers. RIP Suzy
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#16 Carroll & Ginny Owen 2021-05-06 17:19
Camille and family,
Our sincere condolences to all.
Will keep you in our prayers for peace and strength dealing with your loss.

Carroll & Ginny
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#15 Frank Coleman 2021-05-06 00:20
To all of Suzy’s family, Isabela and I are devastated to hear of Suzy’s passing. We know how beloved she was by so many people, and deservingly so. Knowing Suzy was a privilege. Her kindness and compassion towards others was unsurpassed. She was entirely genuine, and was an example of how to live a beautiful, humble and giving life as a faithful Christian. Suzy knew that service to others was a fruit,.. not a work. We will pray for your family.
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#14 EILEEN M RAMSAY 2021-05-05 23:28
To my Dear Friend Nina and all your beautiful sisters, and to Bill and his family. My heart goes out to you all during this very sad time. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all and may Suzy Rest in Peace. Sincerest condolences to Joe as well. xxoo
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#13 Katrina Williams 2021-05-05 20:25
Bill and each of Susie’s sister’s, I am so sorry for the emptiness each of you must be feeling at this time. I pray that in time it will be replaced with happy memories filled with smiles and laughter that Susie was able to fill the room with. Her spirit lives on in all the lives she has touched and she has changed each of us for the better. May she Rest In Peace now and be reunited w her family in heaven.
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#12 Suzanne Wicks Bishop 2021-05-05 19:39
Extreme sadness doesn’t explain how I’m feeling now t I’ve seen that Suzy has gone. She shared simple things with me on the bus growing up, and she was always the kindest, sweetest soul. If ever a person was to be at our Lords side it’s her. She battled quietly and opened her heart to me when I was in a position that she understood with my illness. No longer suffering, she is with her family that left before her and awaits the rest. She was a truly beautiful person that I was honored to know. God speed Suzy. God bless her family.
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#11 Lynn Swagler 2021-05-05 15:41
Sue was such a joy to know. She was always so up and positive. Chewey was the love of her life. I was his groomer for years and it was always hard for her to be away from him for those few hours he was with me. She would light up and love on him as soon as she picked him up. She would always lift everyone’s spirits when she was around. She was a wonderful brave girl and will always be remembered snd missed
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#10 jayn graves 2021-05-05 14:27
With heart-felt sympathy and prayer for all.
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#9 Charene Lail 2021-05-05 12:36
Sue has been such a beautiful addition to the Lail family. We are so fortunate to have her in our lives. She had so much strength, and could carry such a load, and still have love, care and humor for all of those around her. Love and prayers go out to her dear sisters, and husband Bill.
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