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Suzy W. Feeney

March 07, 1953 ~ February 22, 2020

Suzanne White Feeney passed late Friday, February 21, 2020 with her sons by her side.

She was born March 7, 1953 in Rochester, New York, daughter of Richard and Janet White. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother, James Scott White.

She spent most of her life on Cape Cod, Massachusetts where she raised her two sons, married Brian Feeney, and cared for her aging parents and parents-in-law. There were easy years and hard years, but family always came first for Suzy. Through it all, even occasional homelessness, she always made sure her sons got to school on time (even if they didn’t want to). She never stopped bragging about them, even to the last hospice nurse she met.

After moving to Florida, Suzy felt she really came into her own. She loved Vero Beach and it’s community. She worked tirelessly on one community project after another. Suzy had a great talent for bringing the right people together to tackle a project, and was a visionary ahead of her time. How many grandmothers know what cryptocurrency is? Suzy knew 12 years ago.

She enjoyed taking walks on Round Island with her sons, and going to Disney character breakfasts with her grandchildren. Despite offers of plane tickets to come visit up north, she was adamant: “Uh-uh. I’m done with the cold! You come visit me.” With sunglasses and flip-flops, we obliged.

She is survived by her husband Brian Feeney; her son Brent Buddensee, daughter-in-law Melissa Buddensee, and grandchildren Brandelwyn and Arwyn Buddensee of Bethlehem, New Hampshire; her son Blake Buddensee, daughter-in-law Holly Buddensee, and grandchildren Daniel and Jacob Buddensee of Harwich, Massachusetts; and her nephew Jeremy White of Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, please donations may be sent in her memory to one of her beloved Vero Beach community projects:
Moonshot Moment
The Learning Alliance
P.O. BOX 2647
Vero Beach, FL 32961
Tel. No. (877) 548-7323

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Marcia Sheehan

February 25, 2020, 6:43 pm

Brian— know we are thinking of you . The last 8 months have been most difficult indeed. We hope you will find peace and know that you were there for Suzy every step of the journey. She is on the other side thanking you for your love and support. We send our love to you and hope you will eventually find comfort, knowing you did all you could.
Love, Marcia and Gene

Linda Liss

February 25, 2020, 9:43 pm

I am so so sorry for the light that has gone out. What a wonderful person she was! I had the pleasure of volunteering for her when she was trying to revive the Florida Theater. My deepest sympathies to her family. Linda Liss

Helene Caseltine

February 26, 2020, 12:27 am

I’m so sorry to hear of Suzy’s passing. She was so passionate about Vero Beach. She will be missed by many.

Joy Lurken

February 28, 2020, 12:12 am

So sorry to hear about Susie’s passing. She was the best friend I have ever had she will be remembered By her joyfulness energy positiveness and love Susie you will be missed by everybody we love you.
Love you Joy Lurken

Mike McCarty

February 28, 2020, 8:01 pm

Truly a person who had the greatest human spirit that one could ever have- I will miss her and her dreams.

Leo George

February 28, 2020, 9:51 pm

My sincere sympathies for the family of Suzy. Suzy stepped into my life in April, 2019, talking up a storm and giving me much valuable information that didn’t stop until her life ended. Looking back, it was a godsend for me for sure. She helped me stretch to greater heights in my family’s nonprofit foundation, and as it soon became evident, I was able to walk alongside her down a pathway taken by far too many of God’s children. As a volunteer chaplain with the cancer center here, I considered it my personal joy to hold your hand until you reached your final destination. Now, dear friend, I must say goodbye for the rest of the trip, but it won’t be long until our path will once again converge. Rest in the arms of our dear Savior until then.

Mike McCarty

February 29, 2020, 2:54 am

I will miss you. Keep chasing those dreams.

Barry Joel Shapiro

February 29, 2020, 2:21 pm

You were a beacon of liveliness, leading the way for those of us who could only try to keep up. You were a leader, an inspirer, the one who always brought us together. We will try not to lament your passing but instead try to be better and follow your lead.

Dan Holloway

March 3, 2020, 9:22 pm

Suzy, you made a difference in more lives than you could have ever imagined. You touched hearts, built hope, demonstrated great faith, and showed the many ways love can bring people together. I will miss you dearly. We all will.

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