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Suzanne Marie McKaskill, vibrant, fun-loving

December 20, 2017

During a blustery snowstorm the night of Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, Suzanne Marie McKaskill of Millsboro, fondly known as "Nana," left this Earth with the angels to be reunited with her beloved husband of 42 years, Donald "Pappy" McKaskill.
She was born in Yonkers, N.Y., to Marie and Donald "Buddy" Nolan March 16, 1942.
Suzanne was a vibrant, fun-loving firecracker. She was no-nonsense, and kept a tight ship. Although petite in stature, her presence was a mighty force. She had the will of an Irish Warrior Princess. Most respected her, some feared her, but everyone adored her. She loved to travel with her late husband and family, taking them on many great adventures that left behind a "suitcase of memories." Suzanne enjoyed music and dancing, yard sales, and organizing family dinners. During the summer, you'd often find her on the beach sitting under an umbrella reading a good book, or strolling along the shoreline. She was an avid gardener with a green thumb that many envied, and was a member of Amvets Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary.
The treasures she left behind are her three daughters (Suzy, Mia, and Jaime and husband Neil); five grandchildren (Marisa and husband Trevor, Zane, Luke, Mathew and Patrick); four siblings (Donnie, Jimmy, Michele and Nanette); a myriad of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, partner Walt and many others who will miss her free spirit.
Please join us at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Amvets Post 2, 32592 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, for a Celebration of Life. Be prepared to celebrate "Suzanne-style," enjoy good food, dance, share stories, read a poem, or any other way you choose to express your love and honor her memory. All are welcome!
A private ceremony is to be held at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro earlier that day.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to AmVets Post 2, the Cancer Research Institute https://www.cancerresearch.org/ or plant something beautiful in her name.
Arrangements were by Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road, Millsboro.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.