Mary A. Piper
Mary A. Piper
SALISBURY — Mary Anne “Susie” Piper, age 72, died Monday, October 29, 2012, at her home in Salisbury.
Mrs. Piper was born in Moriah, N.Y., on July 2, 1940. She was the daughter of George and Wreatha (Baldwin) Chandler. She grew up in Witherbee, N.Y., and received her education in Mineville, N.Y., schools. October 27, 1959, she married Ellsworth Raymond Piper in Middlebury. They made their home in Salisbury in 1963. Mr. Piper predeceased her March 10, 1998. “Susie” had worked for many years as a waitress at several area restaurants. She retired from Rosie’s Restaurant in Middlebury in 2001. She enjoyed knitting and puzzles and family gatherings. Her family was her life.
Surviving is a son, Scott Piper and his wife Paula of Chester; her daughter, Brenda Lubinski and her husband Steve of Salisbury; a brother, Benjamin Chandler of Westport, N.Y.; two sisters, Ruth Bezon of Port Henry, N.Y., and Diana Richards of Elizabethtown, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Christopher Lubinski, Alex Lubinski and his partner-in-life Katie Tucker, Timothy Piper, Victoria Provost, K.J. Austin and Jacob Austin; and two great-grandchildren, Kandace and Lauren. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her.
She was predeceased by a brother, George Chandler Jr., and three sisters, Lena Wykes, Minerva “Dolly” Burke and Wreatha “Sissy” Mason.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Friends may pay their respects to the family on Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 12 noon until 5 p.m., at the family home on Morgan Road in Salisbury.
Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made in her memory to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753; or to Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave., Burlington, VT 05401-3412.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.