Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Wainwright, RN, FNP, of 33 Van Buren St., Dolgeville, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2013, at her residence, after an extended illness. She was comforted with the love and support of her family at the time of her passing.
Sue was born in Little Falls on April 9, 1952, the daughter of Elizabeth "Betty" (Cool) Lamphere and the late Charles L. Lamphere. She was a graduate of Dolgeville Central School, class of 1970, and continued her education by graduating from St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She also received her family nurse practitioner certification in 1993.
Sue was formerly married to Brian Sovis. Her marriage to George Wainwright took place on May 31, 2003, in St. Johnsville. George predeceased her on July 7, 2003.
Susan was first employed by the Little Falls Hospital in the emergency room for over 22 years before going to work in the primary care office in the village of Dolgeville. She most recently was employed by the Tri-County Medical Group in Dolgeville in the office of Dr. Michael Abraham until her illness forced her to retire in 2012.
She was a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and personally enjoyed gardening, both with flowers and vegetables, along with crocheting and reading. She was an avid "Gunsmoke" TV follower and enjoyed music by Frank Sinatra, Kenny Rogers and John Denver. She was also very proud of her family heritage of owning and operating the Cool Family Dairy Farm in the village of Dolgeville for several years.
Surviving her are her mother, Betty Lamphere, of Dolgeville; her sons and their wives, Jason and Dawn Sovis and Chris and Alicia Sovis, both of Dolgeville; a brother and his wife, Charles and Denise Lamphere, of Dolgeville; her granddaughters, Fila and Crimson Sovis; and a very special cousin, Bonnie Mamrosh, of Dolgeville. She was predeceased by her father in 1997 and a brother, Bruce Lamphere, in 2007.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Roberts & Enea Funeral Home, 3 Faville Ave., Dolgeville. Burial will follow in the Dolgeville Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
A special thank you to Hospice for all of their care and compassion shown to Sue during her illness.
A remembrance of Sue or a message of sympathy may be sent to the family at
She personally entrusted her arrangements to Brian A. Roberts, funeral director.