Susan Marie Burnham, 61, of Potsdam

Susan Marie Burnham, 61, of Potsdam

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Susan Marie Burnham, age 61, of Potsdam, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 after a brief illness at her home, under the care and love of her family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

Susan was born October 1, 1957 in Potsdam, the daughter of Keith and Mary (Queor) Fuller. She graduated from Potsdam Central School.

Susan worked at various roles over the years in the town of Potsdam, spending the majority of her career with Sergi’s Italian Restaurant and CJ’s Market. Susan enjoyed spending time with friends and family at gatherings, camping, music, Cashwords, tending to her plants, and she loved animals and children.

Susan married her best friend, Gene Burnham on August 5th, 1993 after eight years of courtship.

Susan is survived by her husband, Gene Burnham of Potsdam; a daughter Rachel Burnham of Dallas Texas; three sisters, Catherine (Kim) Avadikian of Potsdam, Peggy Fuller of Malone, Barbara Koch of Potsdam; and four brothers, Keith (Barbara) Fuller of Potsdam, Bruce (Missy) Fuller of Syracuse, Craig (Dawn)Fuller of Norwood, Jeffrey Fuller of Raymondville, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Susan is predeceased by her son, Chad Edward Fuller; her parents Keith and Mary Fuller; her brother Timothy Fuller; her sisters, Karen (Daniel) Bercume and Jennifer (Gary) Planty.

Family and Friends may call Sunday, December 9th from 4-7 pm at the Garner Funeral Home, 10 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, December 10th at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Church 17 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Susan will have a burial service in the spring or early summer of 2019, at Bayside Cemetery, 730 County Route 59, Potsdam, NY. More information will be provided in the spring.

Donations can be made in Susan’s memory to the Potsdam Humane Society, 17 Madrid Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13676 or Memories and condolences may be shared @

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