Obituary of Suzanne Mullane
Suzanne 'Sue' Whitehead Mullane passed away July 11, 2017 in Eastern Niagara Hospital, Lockport. Born December 14, 1930 in Williamsport, PA she was the daughter of Robert and Kathryn Whitehead. Sue is the beloved mother of Martha (Churchville), Julia (Rochester), James & Lisa (Amherst), Robert, Kathryn, Caroline & Kevin (all of Lockport), and John & Felicia (South Wales); cherished grandmother of Sean, James III, Claire, Megan, Gabrielle, Alexandra, Thomas, John Jr., Lauren, Owen, and Avery; sister of Caroline Haon, Antonia (Fred) Winckler, Annie Whitehead, and late John Whitehead; several nieces and nephews. Mom to seven and "extended children"; Aunt Sue to even more.
Sue led an active life, volunteering in many community events including the Red Cross, YWCA, YMCA, and the Kenan Center. She spent many Friday nights working Bingo for DeSales Catholic Schools. Sue was a member of the DeSales Booster Club and all the activities being a member demanded. Sue contributed her time to St. John the Baptist RC Church. She was president of the Board of Directors at the YWCA and later worked as a secretary there. Sue also worked in the cafeteria at DeSales School. She is remembered fondly by many (now grown men) as their den mother in Boy Scouts. She taught her children to love nature, took many camping trips. She loved learning the arts, theater, galleries, and museums. Her second home "at the lake" was her favorite place to be, she was the treasurer of the Board at the lake's Outting Park for over forty years. Sue enjoyed playing cards, reading, being with family and friends was the loves of her life. She always said "Leave a place better than you find it." She left our world better a place.
Relatives and friends may call Friday, July 14th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 15th at 10 AM in St. John the Baptist RC Church, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport. Memorial donations to DeSales Catholic School or to the YWCA would be appreciated by the family. Visit pruddenandkandt.com.
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