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Susan C. McNamara

1953 - 2023


Susan C. McNamara, a 30 year resident of Lincoln Guild passed away Tuesday, July 26th. She was 69 years old. A long time active member of the 303 Community, she would go out of her way to help those who needed help. She served on the Board and was active in Outreach. She was proud of being self-made having had a successful career in direct marketing where she had the respect and admiration of many colleagues and friends who enjoyed her professionalism, compassion and sense of humor.

A devotee of continuing education, she studied philosophy. health, movement dance, yoga and Feldenkrais - both of which she was a certified instructor and gave lessons up until just two weeks before entering Hospice care. She took her Tango skills to Buenos Aires to dance in competitions. Susan was an avid kayaker and member of the Manhattan kayak Club and the Sebago canoe Club in Brooklyn, she kayaked up and down the Hudson, long Island, locations up and down the East Coast as far as Florida as well as circumnavigating Manhattan several times. Susan will be sorely missed by her partner and caregiver Bruce Stokstad of Seattle, WA and NYC. She is survived by her brother Gene and nieces Genevieve, Noreen and Marie all of Queens and her beloved cat Wally.

A wake will be held on Sunday. Aug. 6th from 12 - 3pm at the New Hyde Park Funeral Home, 506 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park 11040 (516) 352-8989. A Repast to follow from 4-8 at Monahan & Fitzgerald 214-17 41st Ave.Bayside. NY 11361 (718) 279-4450.For remembrances and Acts of Kindness in Susan's name please donate to Symptoms and Diagnosis at the Pancreatic Cancer Action


Sunday, August 6

12:00 - 3:00 PM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Sunday, August 6

12:30 PM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY

Private Cremation


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