Susan Mary Saunders passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on January 4, 2022. She was born May 7, 1948 in Binghamton, NY, daughter of the late Harold Paul and Elizabeth Mary Smith.
She was Regional Manager at Met Life. She served as President of Briar Court Villas HOA and volunteered in NICU at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora. She was also a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Oswego.
Susan is survived by her husband, Gary Busse of Aurora, IL; children, Andrea (Jim) Dyson of Gilbert, AZ and Eric (Stephanie) Saunders of Yorkville, IL; step-children, Sanford (Becca) Busse of Yorkville, IL, Alisa (Scott) Biedess of Lemont, IL and Christine (Christopher) Nelson of Sugar Grove, IL; brothers, David (Marilyn) Smith of Endwell, NY and James (Marie) Smith of Ilion, NY; sister, Carole (Joseph) Belardinelli of Vestal, NY; sister-in-law, Juliet Smith of Binghamton, NY and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, Susan is preceded in death by her brothers, Bernard Lee Smith, Thomas Joseph Smith and Richard Harold Smith.
She was a remarkable woman and loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She loved big and lived her life to the fullest. She will be terribly missed by many.
A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 3 PM – 8 PM at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. A memorial mass will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 551 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego, IL 60543.
To sign the online guestbook please visit www.healychapel.com
Published by Beacon News on Jan. 9, 2022.