December 14, 1946 - June 26, 2020
UTICA – Mrs. Susan A. “Sue” (Bono) Addison, age 73, passed comfortably in her home on Friday, June 26, 2020 with her loving family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Utica on December 14, 1946, Susan was the daughter of the late Joseph and Susan (Pricola) Bono. She attended Mt. Carmel Grammar School, graduated from T.R. Proctor High School, and completed courses in Finance and Business at MVCC. On April 27, 1968 she married Charles V. “Chuck” Addison/Ret. UFD with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. They enjoyed life and embraced their children, grandchildren, and a host of friends who meant the world to them. Chuck preceded her in death on November 7, 2016. Being the tenacious woman that she was, Sue selected a vocation that best suited her personality. It was notable that she often used the term, “That is not going to work for me”, because she was such a persistent person who strived for perfection in all her endeavors. Early on in her career she held a position at Slocum Dickson where she applied her business abilities as a Credit Manager. She subsequently worked as a Credit Manager for many years at Jay-K Lumber where she and the Kelly family mutually loved and respected one another. She concurrently taught courses in Credit & Collection at MVCC, as an Adjunct Professor. Sue had a kind and generous soul and was a friend to all. It was evident that she always gave her everything throughout her life, but this was especially true during her illness. She was a strong, confident, and private woman; never wanting others to worry. She was a true warrior to the very end. She did not burden her family, and in retrospect, the story of life completes the circle — as her children experienced her illness, it made them stronger. She bestowed numerous memories to treasure, from their days as toddlers to the amazing adults they are today. For years, Sue was involved in ceramics, and she will always be remembered for how she commemorated the Christmas season as a grand celebration for her family, when she adorned the house with two Christmas trees and an exaltation of angels that exceeded over 100 pieces! In 1985, White Lake became their summer residence, and days were filled with food, campfires, the refreshing scent of pine trees, and the annual pig roast, which became a tradition amongst friends. The beach afforded her the ultimate view of the lake, which she enjoyed greatly. They enjoyed boating and those memorable summers made for time spent with the best of friends ... who then became an extension of their family. Because of her love of White Lake, the White Lake Shores Association was paramount in her life. Sue served as the fund-raising committee chairperson for many years. Sue and Chuck created and implemented the “Pasta in the Pines”, a tradition carried on by their son, Steve. It evolved into an annual community gathering in August that brought everyone together to share camaraderie, conversation, and Italian cuisine. Sue also had a true love for garage sales. Because she was great at negotiations, she had her way of always striking the best deal! It was a trait that she passed on to her daughter, Lisa and grandson, Zack. She enjoyed dining with her friends “the girls” at Bella Cucina where the Lupino family and their staff spoiled them. She also enjoyed nights out at the Turning Stone with all the glitz and glimmer, as well as numerous trips to Atlantic City with her husband Chuck throughout the years. When her grandson Zack came into this world, Sue’s world changed, and he became the focus of her attention. Everything revolved around him. They loved spending time together. Even though he is now a young man, she still affectionately called him “the baby”. In turn, Zack cared for his Nana “Nina”, and stood by her side without hesitation during her illness, for which the family was so very proud. Sue loved her four-legged babies, and both her faithful feline “Itty Bitty” and canine companion “Snickers” remained with her to the very end! Sue’s home parish was St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church, and through her faith, and by the grace of God, she was guided to eternal rest. Sue is survived by her son, Steven M. Addison and Lena (Prestia) Addison; her daughter, Lisa M. Addison-Wilson and husband Mark Wilson; cherished grandchildren, Zachary Addison, Douglas Wilson, and Jessica Wilson; and her sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara Snell, and Laurie and Joseph Siniscarco. She also leaves her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and numerous and treasured lifelong friends. She was predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Helen Addison; and her in-laws, Betty and Joseph Caro, and James Snell. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the medical organizations that made all the difference in Sue’s care and courageous battle. The staff at the Roswell Cancer Center of Oneida Hospital; especially Dr. Roberto Martinez and Nurse Navigator/Julie Callahan, as they ensured and made any accommodations necessary for Sue and her family’s comfort; the staff at the Roswell/Buffalo Cancer Center; and Dr. Nicholas Qandah of CNY Brain and Spine Neurosurgery, who treated her with kindness and compassion, as if she was a part of his own family. The family is also eternally grateful to the personnel of Hospice & Palliative Care; especially Karen, Irene, and Lisa, who were true angels that cared for Sue and kept her comfortable…a godsend for the family. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Due to the current restrictions, we will be operating at a 33% occupancy. We ask for your patience as we try to accommodate those coming to support the Addison family who will remain until all visitors have been seen. We will only allow ten people into the building as ten people exit. Face masks must be worn and contact tracing will be implemented. Please omit floral offerings. Susan’s funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Wednesday, July 8th at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish where her Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Due to the current restrictions, there is a limit as to how many can attend the service. The family asks that if you would like to attend her Mass of Christian Burial that you contact them directly, so they may reserve seating with St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish ahead of the time of service. Entombment will take place in Christ Our Savior Mausoleum in Calvary Cemetery.
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