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Susan M. Compo
February 15, 1953 ~ November 21, 2019

Boonville- Susan M. Compo, 66, passed away on November 21, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center because of a traumatic brain injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident in January 2015.

She was born in Lowville, New York, on February 15, 1953, to Maxim and Rosalind Wilcox Smith.  She grew up in Port Leyden and graduated from South Lewis High School in 1971.  She married John Compo, but they later divorced.  For many years, she worked as a private duty home health aide. Susan resided in Boonville for many years before moving to the Vernon-Verona area for the past 13 years.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. She enjoyed reading, baking, cooking, attending garage sales, and traveling.  All else aside, she, especially, loved her grandchildren.

Surviving are her mother, Rosalind Smith, of Boonville; her children, Melissa Compo (Dennis Podkowka), of Boonville, Jennifer (Brad) Barnes, Vernon Center and Dustin Perry, Rome; two grandchildren, Max and Kaitlyn Podkowka, of Boonville; two sisters, Linda Almalfitano, of South New Berlin, and Sandra Kowalik, of Boonville; two brothers, Robert and Richard Smith, both of Boonville; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Maxim, an infant twin brother and sister, Timothy and Elizabeth, and an uncle, Vincent James Smith.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Our Hope Church/St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville with Reverend Thomas Ward officiating.  A spring burial in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden, will follow.  Calling hours are scheduled for Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Injury Association of New York State, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 402, Albany, New York 12205.  Website address - https://www.bianys.org.

Mills Funeral Home, Boonville, New York, 2019.

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