Mary Sue Crusoe (Frederick) – January 31, 2018

Livonia: January 31, 2018 at age 75. Predeceased by her parents Herman and Betty Frederick. Survived by children; Karen Crusoe, Kevin Crusoe, Christine Crusoe-Countryman, and John Crusoe; grandchildren; Nicholas Robinson, Chelsey Crusoe, Madison Crusoe, Ella Countryman, Thomas Countryman, Sophia Crusoe, and Joseph Crusoe; and sister Janet Brown. Also survived by niece and nephew, Cathy and Mike, many friends, and her four legged companion, Scarlett.

Mary Sue played an integral role in the development of the trauma unit at Rochester General Hospital and was a devoted emergency room nurse at RGH for many years. In addition to touching the lives of so many in the city, after retirement Mary Sue continued to devote her time to serving those in need by working at Noyes After Hours Care Center in Geneseo. She enjoyed spending her free time time in the kitchen baking and cooking dishes that crossed many cultural lines. Mary Sue was also an avid gardener who could be found tending her flowers, vegetables, and herbs in the summer months. “Gonga”, or “Bonga”, as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren, was known for also having the “best Halloween candy on Washington Street–the really good stuff!” She will be missed.

Save the date, Sunday March 4th, to celebrate Mary Sue Crusoe’s 75 years of life! Please come join her children and their families at 28 Washington Street in Livonia, New York to share your fondest memories, enjoy some of her favorite dishes, and listen to some of her favorite musical artists! Feel free to share favorite photos of her as well. It would be an honor to Mary Sue, her children, and grandchildren if those who knew her would stop in at any time between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm and stay as long as you are able or would like. An RSVP via call, text or Facebook message to Karen, Kevin, Chris, or John would be appreciated, but is not necessary. We hope to see you there!

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary Sue’s memory to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo, NY 14454. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


11 thoughts on “Mary Sue Crusoe (Frederick) – January 31, 2018

  1. Mary Sue was a knowledgeable caring nurse and human being never judgemental good listener. Sorry to say but I remember a “smoke” breaks and talks about our grandkids and oh! The pictures were great. So sorry to here of your passing. You’ll be a great addition to Heaven take care and hopefully I’ll see you up there someday. Till we meet again??

  2. To the family of Mary Sue Crusoe,

    Many years ago I knew your mother when she was working in Rochester General’s ED. I was a paramedic who frequently dropped patients off to her care. She was a wonderful nurse, kind, competent and compassionate to everyone. She was also lighthearted and fun to be around, we all enjoyed her company. She has done so much for this community you should be very proud of her. She will be missed.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mary Sue. I worked with her for several years in the ED at RGH. She always made me laugh and loved to talk about her grandchildren.
    Sorry for your loss,
    Barbara Esders

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Mary Sue’s passing. As neighbors, we had our dogs gather for treat time, as we enjoyed chatting. Scarlett visited our house often for some hugs and treats, thanks to Mary Sue who taught her well, and loved her much. We will miss them.

  5. My condolences to Mary Sue’s family. I so enjoyed working with Mary Sue and she was always such a joy to be around. A woman to be admired.

  6. So sorry for your loss. She was a lovely caring woman with a 1000 watt smile.

  7. Rest in peace dear friend. We were close friends growing up. Went our separate ways but did keep in touch once in a while. We had some special times together as teenagers. You were a good friend.

  8. Mary Sue will be missed. Her sense of humor and insight into life was always appreciated, and I will miss her dearly. Her presence in a room was brighter than life. She loved her family very much, and I know she is looking down on them with a smile.

  9. Karen,Kevin,Chris,John,
    I was sad to learn of your Mom’s passing.
    We were Honeoye Central School class of 1961 graduates.
    Mary Sue and I were best friends in high school, at each others homes all the time and went on family vacations.
    Lots of time rehearsing and performing with Sharleen Reed and Lorraine Rowley in Bobby
    Socksers barbershop quartet under the guidance of Betty Fredrick.
    Thinking of you at this sad time of loss.

  10. Truly sorry to learn of the passing of such a sweet and caring person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. To Mary Sue’s family,
    Your mother was my mother’s wonderful friend. So loved by our family.
    Wishing you peace prayers in the days to come

    Marsha Carrier Fitzgerald

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