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Susan M. Sprague

September 5, 2019

Susan M. SpragueSusan M. Sprague, 69, of Watertown passed away peacefully at her home Thursday evening, September 5, 2019, surrounded by all four children and family.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Monday, September 9, from 4 - 7 PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 10, at 9:15 AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at St. Patrick's Church at 10 AM with Reverend Christopher Looby presiding. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery following the mass.

Susan was born in Watertown on January 23, 1950, daughter of J. Frederick Jr. and Lucy E. Waters Sprague, She graduated from Immaculate Heart Central in 1968, from Jefferson Community College in 1970, and received her bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego. For 23 years she worked at JCC and retired as an Information Systems Specialist.

She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, a member of its Altar Rosary Society, and prepared the church bulletin for both St. Anthony's and St. Patrick's Church parishes. Susan was a member of the IHC Alumni Association and was active with the Girl Scouts of NNY and Camp Trefoil. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, knitting, quilting, and puzzles. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her baby quilts and incredible generosity.

Susan is survived by her four children, Michael D. Duell, Jr. (Stephanie), OH, David W. Duell (Jennifer), Beaver Falls, Katie D. Bickford (David), LaFargeville, and Laura M. Duell, Chaumont; fifteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; four siblings, James F. Sprague III (Chrissy), Watertown, Lucyann Ormiston (John), Rochester, Martha Grant (Glen), Rochester, and Joseph W. Sprague (Denise), Moore, SC; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Sprague of Allen, TX and Christine Sprague of Fairport; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her two brothers, John and George Sprague.

Donations in Susan's name may be made to Immaculate Heart Central School, 1316 Ives St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#14 Bob Hewitt 2019-09-18 15:33
Sue was the glue for the IHC class of '68. Always patient and cheerful, Susan is missed already. My condolences to her family as I feel for their loss.
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#13 Suzanne Wadhams 2019-09-13 23:02
I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Susan's passing. I worked closely with her at JCC for 20 years. She worked tirelessly and so gladly shared her extensive knowledge, no matter the difficulty of any project. Susan was a giving person and a devoted servant to the college. I admired her for her energy, her enthusiasm and helpful nature. I offer my most heartfelt sympathy to her family.
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#12 John Manfred 2019-09-10 08:24
My sympathy and prayers. Susan was a great organizer for our IHC Class of 1968 and was a super communicator for us. We are so thankful for what she did for us.
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#11 Susan Swanson 2019-09-09 17:39
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
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#10 Norma Stuyvesant 2019-09-09 17:34
My most sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Norma Stuyvesant
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#9 Mary Misczuk 2019-09-09 14:52
David, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when I worked with you that you and your mother were close. She is with a lot of great people I have lost over the years You and your family with be in my thoughts and prays.
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#8 James Ambrose 2019-09-09 12:07
I am saddened to hear of Susan's passing. I worked with Susan at Jefferson Community College for several years. Susan was a hard worker, very knowledgeable, and always willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed. Thoughts and prayers to all family and friends.
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#7 Diane Drennan 2019-09-09 11:20
Our deepest sympathy to Laura,Katie,Dav id,Michael and families. Your mother was such a kind and thoughtful thoughtful person. We had good memories. I will treasure my last visit to see your Mom. Diane and Dave Drennan
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#6 Rose Hart 2019-09-08 22:37
Martha and Family,
I'm very sorry to hear of your sister's passing. May God give you strength during this very difficult time in your life.

Rose Hart
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#5 Tricia richardson 2019-09-08 07:41
I worked with Susan at JCC. She was a very smart and caring woman. When she retired, I missed buying all the Girl Scout cookies (and of course all the knowledge that left with her)!!!! Sending prayers and hugs to the entire family. My deepest condolences.
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