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Obituary for Susan M. Crochiere (Newman)

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