Obituary of Suzanne Carpenter
Mrs. Suzanne Carpenter, 90, of Fonda, passed away unexpectedly on September 9, 2021 at her
home. She was born on the family farm in Fonda, NY on December 23, 1930 a daughter of the late
Thomas and Anna Yurik Skandera.
Suzanne was a 1948 graduate of Canajoharie High School . She worked as a key punch operator at
Beech-Nut Foods in Canajoharie, NY. She also was employed at the Auriesville Shrine.
Suzanne was a member of the Johnstown Moose Chapter #685 and held the Star Recorder Degree
of the Moose. She was also a past member of the Town of Mohawk Auxiliary and enjoyed cooking and
Suzanne was united in marriage to Harold Carpenter on June 4, 1949. He passed away on
September 4, 2017 after 68 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her brother Thomas
Skandera. Survivors include her son Clayton Allen (Kathleen) Carpenter of Fonda, NY and David Harold
(Beth) Carpenter of Fonda, NY. One daughter, Sharon Ann Darrach of Ft. Plain, NY. One sister, Anne
Carpenter of Gansevoort, NY. Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and
cousins also survive.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to her wonderful neighbors, John &
Michelle Wiltey and Bill & Sherrie Gray for all their help and being the best neighbors she could possibly
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Jackson and Betz Funeral Home,
15 Main St., Fultonville, NY. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, NY. The family will receive
relatives and friends on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 4-7 pm at the funeral home. Please leave
condolences online at www.bbsfuneral.com. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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