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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.


#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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#8 Judy/Charlie Killmer 2021-05-05 08:01
Karen and Sue Ellen's family, so sorry to hear about your loss. We'll have a prayer said for Sue Ellen.
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#7 DEBRA WEAVER 2021-05-05 07:36
So very sorry for the family's loss. Sue worked with me at NCOG and sent me many beautiful emails updating me on her progress. She was a wonderful person and fought a hard fight. God Bless her and the family.
Deb Weaver
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#6 Sheri Power 2021-05-04 23:08
Bill, Nina, Camille, Karen, and Teresa: No words can ever express the sorrow and loss of Suzy. I have known her since the seventies. She was my best friend. Even though we had drifted apart over the past few years, we recently reconnected. We made up for lost time spending hours messaging back and forth. She never gave up hope. I will miss her dearly. RIP Suzy!! Forever in my heart. Prayers to the family! Sheri, Ed, and Edmond Power
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#5 Penny Koproski 2021-05-04 21:29
Bill,Nina,Camil le,Teresa,Karen so sad to hear about Suzi. I can’t express how sad I was to hear she had passed. Please know I will keep you all in my prayers.
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#4 Faith 2021-05-04 19:47
Went to JCC with Sue all those years ago. Such a nice person. So sorry for your loss.
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#3 Laura Prince 2021-05-04 17:33
Sue was such a sweet, precious, and fun lady who made me feel right at home. My prayers go out to my cousin Bill and to Sue's sisters. May she rest in eternal peace.
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#2 Deanna Lothrop 2021-05-04 14:19
My thoughts and prayers to the entire Macaluso family. I have many memories of Suzy and your mom in church at All Saints and telling me every week how beautiful my children were. They were both so sweet and always made people feel special. May the memories you have together help you get through this difficult time.
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#1 Dianne Rotella 2021-05-04 14:07
Teresa and family - So sorry to hear about Sue. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort during this time and always.
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