Susan M. (Blackwood) Cole

Susan M. (Blackwood) Cole, age 72 yrs., of Fultonville, NY, passed away December 4, 2017, at Saratoga Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born March 2, 1945, in Amsterdam, NY and is the daughter of the late Peter and Winifred (Busse) Slovick.

A graveside service will take place Friday, December 8, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at the Maple Avenue Cemetery in Fultonville, NY with Fr. Chris Welch, pastor of St. Cecilia’s Church in Fonda, NY presiding.

Susan is survived by her husband, Clifton Cole; her stepson, Raymond Blackwood Sr. of Fultonville; stepdaughter, Cheryl (Steve Baker) Blackwood of Florida, Amy (Scott) Seidel of Galway; stepson, Clifton (Cathy) Cole of Bleeker, Karen (Brian) Pratt of Bleeker, and Kimberly (Carlo) Izzo of Breakabeen; two sisters, Carol (Jim) Connolly of Florida and Janet (Edward) DiScenza of Amsterdam; grandchildren, Raymond Blackwood Jr., Paul Baird Blackwood, Wesley Blackwood, LeAnn Pratt, Ben Pratt, and Giovanni Izzo; and great-grandchildren, Jack Matthew Blackwood and Cabella Pratt. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews; as well as two very special friends, Jack and Judy Brookman. Susan was predeceased by her first husband, John “Jack” Blackwood Jr.; and their son, John Blackwood III.

During her lifetime, she worked as a teacher’s aide for HFM BOCES in Mayfield, NY. She was a NASCAR fan and avid fan of her favorite driver, Hut Stricklin. She loved camping, shopping and her dog, Checkers.

On behalf of the Cole Family, they would like to thank the doctors and staff on D1 at Saratoga Hospital for all their compassion and care.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Jackson & Betz Family Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville, NY 12072.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Susan’s memory can be made to Brennan Humane Society 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078 or to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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