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Susan Crochiere,67

Susan M. (Newman) Crochiere, Age 67, passed away on September 15, 2023 at Berkshire Medical Center following a courageous health battle with lung disease.


Sue was born on April 22, 1956 in North Adams. She was the daughter of the late John and Barbara (Malinowski) Newman. She had a happy childhood growing up on Tilda Hill Road in the town of Florida, MA. She grew up with her 5 siblings and 9 cousins who lived in the 2 houses next door. The neverending stories provided by this childhood are precious!


She attended Drury High school and graduated from North Adams State college in 1979 with a degree in Medical Technology. She worked for many years at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, MA.


In 1988 she was blessed with the birth of her son, Zachary John Crochiere. He was the center of her universe and in her later years he was her anchor and her reason to continue to fight against her illness. Sue provided a warm and loving space for Zach and his friends to pursue their interests and hobbies, and her house was often busy with visitors.


Earlier this year Zach and his wife Katie (Gop) gave Sue the best present of all, her grandson, Cullen Avery Crochiere. Sue, an artistic and crafty person, worked hard to complete her final project; a beautiful quilt for Cullen. She finished the quilt with help from her life-long best friend, Judy Arigoni.


Sue had many hobbies and interests. She was an avid reader, artist, and quilter. She gifted her loved ones objects she made and they will always be cherished. Sue loved animals and had pets of many species over the course of her lifetime. Her dog Boo was her constant companion during her last years.


Susan is survived by her son Zachary, her daughter-in-law Katie, and her grandson Cullen. She is also survived by her siblings: Christine (Jerry) Hurley, John J. Newman, Cynthia (Ronald) Bosley, Jill (Francis) Jourdenais, Katherine (Dan Clark) Newman, and her nieces, Veronica Bosley and Amanda Vivori.


A calling hour for Susan Crochiere will take place Friday September 22, 2023 from 11:00a.m and 12:00 p.m. t the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Burial will follow in the family plot in Church Cemetery, Florida, MA. Memorial donations are suggested for the Berkshire Humane Society through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She was a really nice lady.
from: Dawn McLaughlin on: 09-19-2023

Zac, Katie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Susan. She was a great lady. She will be missed dearly. I was her PCA but she was like a friend to me. She is at peace.
from: MaryBeth Burrison: 09-18-2023

Sorry for your loss
from: Michael E McKeonon: 09-18-2023

Zac and Katie and the rest of your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories be of comfort to you all.
from: Judy Licht on: 09-18-2023

Chris, Uj and all of the family. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I remember her as really funny when I met 'the sisters ' at MB's wedding. I know you were close and I can't imagine what you are going through. I love you and am praying for you all. X O Terri
from: Terri Clarkon: 09-17-2023

Dear Crochiere Family, So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing may God be with you in this time of sorrow.
from: Helen + Jim McRoryon: 09-17-2023

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much family mean to you. May you treasure all the memories.
from: Chris & Mike on: 09-17-2023

So sorry for your loss Chris. You were a wonderful caregiver to your sister over the years! Our sincere condolences to you & your family.
from: Pam Dwyeron: 09-17-2023

I'm so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She was a wonderful friend and coworker at the Fairview Hospital lab. My heart goes out to Jimmy and his family at this sad time.
from: Sandy (McGhee) Whitemanon: 09-17-2023

I remember her from my youth and I will always remember her genuine smile and her kindness. Most of all the sled ride down the hill across from their childhood home growing up. It was Jill's birthday and everyone had a great time. She was their watching and helping all of us little girls that day and I will always remember is laughter and smiles. My heart goes out too all of the family, she will be missed dearly.
from: Kelly Brown Thompsonon: 09-17-2023

To Sue’s family, my deepest sympathy. I have some wonderful memories of Sue as a child at the house on Tilda Hill Road. I was there more than at my house. Bless Sue, her family and May she be at peace. Love Deb
from: Deborah Peirceon: 09-17-2023

Chris, our condolences to you and Susie beautiful family. Cherish your memories. Love Delores and Keith Dapper
from: Delores Dapperon: 09-17-2023

It was an honor to be Susies friend and Coparent ,I greatly valued her opinions, we shared many a laugh and conversations especially about our children Katie and Zachary (Gop)Crochiere. I was in awe of her talents,and I keep her yearly Christmas cards hand painted in my Curio cabinet in full view. I had the honor and privilege of her caring and friendship and I will always cherish the past 18years of us watching our children grow from teenagers to two wonderful adults and parents . She loved her son Zachary with all her heart and opened her heart to Katie as her daughter in law. Thank you dear Susie for all you gave us in life and all you have taught us. You will forever be in my heart. Rest easy now my dear friend . To all the family my love to you all.
from: Rebecca Peterson Gopon: 09-17-2023

So many adventures and memories through the years ??. Condolences to family and friends.
from: Judy Alvarado on: 09-17-2023

So sorry for your loss
from: Cindy M Rosenburgon: 09-17-2023