Susan (Dunn) McNamee


Susan (Dunn) McNamee died peacefully on May 16, 2021 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer.

She grew up In Chatham Center, and graduated from Chatham High School and Hudson Valley Community College After exploring many other areas of Upstate NY and Montana, she returned to Columbia County to settle down. She worked at Columbia Opportunities, Catamount and the Hudson Housing Authority, where she retired from. She continued her “retirement” working for the Taconic Hills Central School district until her illness forced her to resign. Susan was also instrumental with starting the After School Program for Ockawamick School, which later became the Taconic Hills before & after School Program, and served on the board of directors for that program.

Susan was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Jean Dunn, her brother Jim Dunn and her parents-in- law, Lewis and Barbara McNamee. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Tim McNamee, son Lewis and daughter Devon. She also leaves behind two sisters, Ellen Roberts and Barbara (John) Otty, two sisters-in-law, Cindy (Andy) Wright and Bridget (Kevin) Vasquez, two brothers-in-law, James (Kathy) and Peter, along with many loved nieces and nephews, and her dog Ari.

Susan will forever be remembered for her fun-loving ways, generous spirit and devotion to her family. A celebration of Susan’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Taconic Hills before & after School Program and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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