Susan R Nice, beloved mother and wife passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 7, 2019 at her home.
Susan was born Jan 21, 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter of Gayle & Violet (Snow) Patonai. She graduated from Cyprus High School. She was employed at various different jobs; but her calling was to be a devoted wife and mother. She married Jon Nice in Aug 1994. They moved back to Dansville in 1997 and raised their family. She was predeceased by her father, Gayle Patonai; a son, Mathew Harper; and a sister, Linda Patonai.
Sue was a lifetime member of the Dansville VFW Woman's Auxiliary; where she made countless contributions for veterans in the community. She later became a member of the James H Jackson Hose Fire Company.
Sue loved to play cards and was a formidable poker player. She loved to joke and could punk the best of us. She loved her children and cherished her grandchildren. But, most of all, she loved spending time with her family and freinds.
She is survived by her husband, Jon; her mother, Violet Patonai; her sons, Martin (Amie) Harper & Frank "Mikey" (Jenny) Harper; her brothers, Michael (Pam) Patonai, Drew Patonai, Steve Patonai and Richard (Deborah) Patonia; her sisters, Terry Hogan, Barbra (Robert) Brown; eight grandchildren; many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Friends may attend her memorial service 11 am, Thursday, May 16th at the Chamberlin – Baird Funeral Home, 73 Main St., Dansville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, 8815 Conroy Windermere Rd., Suite 309, Orlando, FL 32835.