In Memory Of

Mrs. Susan

Service Information

Monday, August 15, 2022
A special request;

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Susan's name to Saint Thomas the Apostle Church


Susan McGrory of West Hempstead, New York passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at the age of 96.

Susan was born on Christmas day in 1925 in Franklin Square, New York. She was a devout Catholic who never missed a Saturday night mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, eventually becoming one of the first female ushers at the parish. Susan was as strong a woman as they come, outgoing, generous, and unapologetically herself at all times. She worked for over 60 years, splitting that time between the Bulova Watch Company and the State of New York Workers' Compensation Board. Susan loved going to work, often lamenting her early retirement at the age of 77.

Susan was preceded in death by her husband, John.

Susan is survived by her daughters Jean (Albert) Vanasco, Sharon (Jay) Buckley, and Marilyn (Steven) Shaw; seven grandchildren, Rick, Brian, Melissa, Steven, Brandon, Lauren, and Julia; eleven great-grandchildren, Ryan, Wyatt, Madeline, Jack, Emma, McKenzie, Everett, Abram, Nolan, Connor, and Evelyn; brother Donald Gross; brother Charles (Linda) Gross; and sister Pat Rollero.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Fairchild Sons Funeral Home, 1201 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 24 Westminster Road, West Hempstead, NY 11552.

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