ST. REGIS FALLS, N.Y. (WWNY) - Jennie M. Waite, 90, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at The Alice Center with her family by her side. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in St. Regis Falls where visitation will be held Friday from 3 to 6 pm. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at St. Ann’s Church in St. Regis Falls at 11 am with her burial in the parish cemetery.
Born in Tupper Lake on February 9, 1929, Jennie is the daughter of the late Bert and Jennie (Cramer) Susice. She graduated from St. Regis Falls High School in 1946. On April 10, 1948, she married Almon L. Wait in Saranac Lake. He predeceased her on May 21, 1986. She owned the Wait Country Club from 1960-1970 then was the proprietor of Trippany’s “The Drug Store” from 1970 to 1989.
Jennie’s enjoyed helping others and treasured the many friendships she made during her life. She assisted and was on the Board of the St. Regis Falls Adult Center, was a member of the Sportsmen’s Club and the Red Tavern Club; practiced her faith at St. Ann’s Church and was a member of the St. Ann’s Society and the Altar and Rosary Society. She loved to travel; Hawaii, Las Vegas, Dollywood and Branson, enjoying the customs and culture, then sharing her experiences when she returned.
She leaves behind one daughter Veronica “Ronnie” and her husband, Michael Sweet of Dickinson Center, a daughter-in-law, Patricia Wait of St. Regis Falls, three sisters; Shirley Mushtare of Edgewater,FL, Jackie Maloney of Aikens, SC, and Joan Orcutt of Spokane, WA, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two daughters, Brenda White and Crystal Wait, one son, Almon G. Wait, one sister, Irene Marsh, and five brothers: Homer, Robert, Lawrence, David and Jerry Susice.
Donations in Jennie’s memory can be made to the St. Regis Falls Adult Center, 26 N. River Street, St. Regis Falls, NY 12980.
Memories and condolences can be shared with her family at www.hammillfh.com