Mary Lou Virginia Suter

Mary Lou Suter - PIttsford, NY - Rochester Cremation

Mary Lou Suter, 72, born in Schenectady, New York, residing in Pittsford, New York, entered into eternal life after a very long battle with cancer on December 14, 2021 surrounded by her family.  Mary Lou was predeceased by her loving husband David Suter and longtime dearest friend, Tom Ross, her loving parents, Frances Anna Balbian and William Gardner Abbott.  She is survived by her three devoted sons whom she loved very much; Bruce Wilson Jr. (Monique), Chad Wilson (Jeanne), and Eric Wilson (Rebecca.) Her sister, Janice Abbott O’Keeffe (Alan) who was not just a loving sister, but her very best friend.  Her grandchildren; Andrea (Josh), Brooke (Cole), Christina, Leviticus, Kolter, Eric Jr., Jenna, Jordan, Brandon and Nathan.  Also four great grandchildren; Wayne, Beau, Boone, and Paisley.

Mary Lou was a devoted bus driver for the Pittsford Central School District for 32 years.  She found so much joy and fulfillment in all of the wonderful children she met and watched grow.  Each morning these children entered her bus with a beautiful smile from Mary Lou to start their day.  Mary Lou’s true love was her dog and companion, Freddie, who always gave her unconditional love and affection.  Mary Lou depended on her catholic faith and love for the Blessed Virgin Mother.  She never missed weekly mass, and always found solace in saying the rosary.  Faith was of utmost importance to her especially through her battle with cancer.  Mary Lou will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Per Mary Lou’s request, there will not be any services.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wilmot Cancer Institute, 300 East River Road P.O. Box 278996, Rochester, NY 16627 in Mary Lou Suter’s memory.

15 Condolences

  1. Randy beeson on December 17, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    My deepest condolences

  2. Lori and Dave on December 17, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, we know how much she ment to the family. Prayers for you all. RIP Mary Lou ♥️

  3. Donna Engels on December 17, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Rest In Peace 🙏.

  4. Patricia A.Wilson on December 17, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Bruce, Chad & Eric. Rest in peace now.

  5. William Hinckley on December 17, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    I have very fond memories of Mary Lou inviting me to be a guest in the Wilson home and at the dinner table when I did not have a stable home as a teen. God bless her and her family forever.

    • Anna Lee Ross on December 18, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      Dear Chad. Eric and Bruce.
      Sending sincere condolences to all of you.
      May your mom rest in everlasting peace.
      Terry and Anna Ross

  6. Gina Liburdi on December 17, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Condolences to you and your family.

  7. Cheri A Carmichael on December 17, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    I want Mary Lou’s family to know how highly regarded she was at Pittsford Transportation. Her coworkers (including management) and the students she transported (and their parents/caregivers) all felt the same way about her. She was truly adored by all who were fortunate enough to interact with her. She will be sincerely missed. My condolences to Mary Lou’s family and to all who loved this incredible woman🐾

  8. Lisa Fahrner on December 18, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Bruce,Chad& Eric,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Mary Lou was a beautiful soul,
    Lisa, Chris,Taylor &

  9. Clayton Taft on December 18, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    To The Family of Mary Lou, I am so sorry to hear of Mary Lou’s Passing. I worked with Mary Lou for many years at Pittsford. She was and always be a great lady. She always had a smile on her face. May She RIP! My Thoughts and Prayers are with her Family at this time…. Clayton Taft

  10. Kathy Wilson on December 18, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Bruce, Chad, and Eric ~
    My heartfelt thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to each of you. Marylou touched many hearts and she will be missed very much. As a kid, I loved her humor and her spunkiness! She always had a smile on her face! May the memories always warm your hearts and forever be in your hearts.
    ~ Kathy

  11. Lucille Tirabassi on December 19, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Janice, Bruce, Chad and Eric , Mary Lou will be missed by all who knew her. She had an infectious laugh that I will always miss. Rest in peace, my dear friend.

    • Janice O'Keeffe on December 20, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you Lucille. Good friends last a lifetime.


    • Josh Joslyn on December 29, 2021 at 8:41 am

      My thoughts and prayers all with you all. Mary Lou will be missed. I truly enjoyed her company over the past several years of being part of your family.

      Love you all,


  12. Jeanne Strong on December 31, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Rest in peace, dear Mary Lou. She drove our 2 daughters to Mendon Center Elementary school, middle school, and Sutherland High School from 1996 to 2011. All the children and parents in our neighborhood loved her. She was always friendly and smiling. I’m sorry she suffered from cancer, but I hope her strong faith and her family gave her comfort and strength.

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