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In Memory of

Susan Pedro

August 31, 1942 - September 11, 2017

Obituary


Susan Pedro, age 75 of Yonkers, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, September 11, 2017. She was born in Portugal on August 31, 1942, to the late Francisco and Maria Pacheco Castilho. Susan is survived by her loving son Joseph, her devoted daughter Elizabeth, her daughter-in-law Catherine, her much-beloved grandchildren Morgan, Ryan and Sophia, her caring sister-in law Maria Vazquez and Maria's loving daughter Layla. She is also survived by her brother, Antonio and her sister, Maria Adelina and numerous loving cousins, nieces and nephews in Portugal. Susan immigrated to the United States at...

Susan Pedro, age 75 of Yonkers, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, September 11, 2017. She was born in Portugal on August 31, 1942, to the late Francisco and Maria Pacheco Castilho. Susan is survived by her loving son Joseph, her devoted daughter Elizabeth, her daughter-in-law Catherine, her much-beloved grandchildren Morgan, Ryan and Sophia, her caring sister-in law Maria Vazquez and Maria's loving daughter Layla. She is also survived by her brother, Antonio and her sister, Maria Adelina and numerous loving cousins, nieces and nephews in Portugal. Susan immigrated to the United States at the age of 25 when she married. Soon after, her son, Joseph, was born followed by the birth of her daughter, Elizabeth. She quickly made friends within the Portuguese community, and counted the Clemente and Cardoso families as an extension of her own. Her focus was raising her children and providing them with the love and guidance to succeed in life. Despite little education or formal work skills, she had a successful career as a medical records clerk, at St. John's Hospital. She prided herself in being the first one into the office, working hard, spending time with her co-workers and making many friends. She worked there for over 25 years and retired only when she learned of the impending birth of her first grandchild. Her grandchildren were her true joy and her "retirement" was spent providing exceptional childcare for each of her three grandchildren during the first four years of their lives. The children thrived in Susan's loving care and picked up many of her mannerisms, such as Susan's habit of talking with her hands and speaking specific words in her Portuguese accent. Her other joys were working in her garden, greeting neighbors as they walked by and sitting on her beach chair chatting with her friends at her co-op community. She created a beautiful garden that she loved talking about and frequently provided advice, along with sample plants so others could start their own gardens. Susan was also famous for her homemade pizzelle cookies that she gave everyone as gifts for Christmas. The Pedro family wishes to thank all of the people who helped Susan throughout her life, especially those who helped her when she became ill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association, 1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005 or through their online link to the Susan Pedro Memorial Fund (www.alsa.org/community/ under the "Community of Hope" page). Arrangements are being provided by Whalen & Ball Funeral Home in Yonkers, with viewings being held on Thursday, September 14th from 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm. A funeral mass will be held the following day at Christ the King Church in Yonkers at 10 a.m. She will be interred at Mount Hope Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson.
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