Mary Alice “Suzie” Haponic

Mary Alice “Suzie” Haponic, a lifelong resident of Southold, died at home on Sept. 8, 2012, after a brief illness. She was 88 years old.

She was born March 25, 1924, to Vincent and Alexandra (Duchnowska) Poliwoda at their home in Southold.

After graduating from Southold High School, she married John Haponic on May 4, 1947, at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue.

Together they made their home in Southold, and Suzie became a caregiver and companion to area residents. She had been a member of Triangle Yacht Club.

Predeceased by her husband, she leaves her son, John “Phil” Haponic, and daughter-in-law, Nancy Mudd Haponic, of Southold; and many loved nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue. Minister Danny Reiter will officiate. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes.

This is a paid notice.

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