Suzanne King, 71

Suzanne King
Suzanne King

Suzanne King, 71, a resident of Route 104 West, Oswego, passed away at home on Thursday, April 8, 2010, after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer.  She was born in Oswego, and was the daughter of the late Edwin and Leona (Cullivan) Ackerley.

She was the wife of the late Donald King.

Sue was a graduate of Oswego High School and a long time member of the Church of the Resurrection.  She retired from SUNY Oswego (Housing Department) in May 2002.

She loved spending time with her family and traveling around the country, and especially enjoyed cruises to Mexico and the Caribbean.

Sue also enjoyed spending time with her siblings, often taking trips to the casinos.

She liked writing and wrote many poems for her family and special stories for her grandchildren.  She enjoyed reading and going to the library.  She was always on the go, meeting friends for lunch and dinner.

Sue had the natural ability to make everyone around her feel happy.  She could put a smile on anyone’s face simply by telling a story or doing a silly dance. Her family is most proud of her remarkable job raising her children, while caring for her sick husband at home for many years.

Surviving are four daughters, Michelle (Frank) Carrea of Reno NV; Lisa (Ronald) Taddeo of Long Island; Linda (Rick) Axtell of Martville; Rhonda (John) Koscinski of Long Island; and Donald (Yady) King of Trenton, OH, a sister, Millie (Jim) Sherman of Oswego, and a twin brother, Edward (Cynthia) Ackerley of Oswego.  She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Matthew Carrea, Michael Carrea, Marisa Taddeo, Matthew Taddeo, Ryan Grulich, Zachary Grulich, Emma Koscinski, Claire Koscinski, Jack Koscinski, Alexa King, Jacob King and Connor King and many nieces and nephews, as well as her long-time companion, Roger Griffin of Hannibal.

Funeral Services will be held 5p.m. Saturday, April 17th, 2010 at the Nelson Funeral Home.

Calling hours will be held 2-5p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, at the funeral home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.