WATERTOWN – Sue J. L’Huillier, 70, of Franklin Street, Watertown, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at the Hospice of Jefferson County Residence.
Born Oct. 16, 1949, in Watertown, NY, a daughter of the late John and Lillian (Hull) Bears, she graduated in 1968 from Carthage Central School.
She married Barry J. L’Huillier, who passed before her.
Sue was currently employed as a Teacher’s Aide with Jefferson County BOCES, where she was placed her in various local schools working with children in the ACES program. This was more than a job to her; working with these children was her calling.
In talking with fellow teachers since her passing, they say, “she was small but mighty when it came to working with kids.” She made a great difference in their lives, and never gave up on them even when times were tough. These children were her world, and her family feels that’s what kept her from retiring in recent years.
Sue enjoyed socializing and having lunch with her friends. In the past she liked sewing, crafting and collecting things. She was a member of the Herrings Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Most of all, she loved being with her family. Her favorite title was “Mocha/Grandma” and she would give up anything to be with them, attending sporting events and enjoying days at camp. She will be terribly missed, but always remembered.
Survivors include a son, Michael (Amy) L’Huillier, Watertown; a sister, Marsha (Charlie) Bridge of Sackets Harbor; a brother, Malcom (Paula) Bears of Carthage; a sister-in-law, Marlene Bears; two beloved grandsons, Joshua and Logan L’Huillier; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, John A Bears II.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at the home of Michael & Amy L’Huillier. All are welcome. For address and directions please contact Michael via Facebook.
Arrangements are with Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.
Online condolences can be made at www.lundyfuneralhome.com.