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Suzanna M. Minichello

March 21, 1946 — July 19, 2023

Suzanna M. Minichello

Age 77, of Watkins Glen, passed away July 19, 2023.

Sue was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the daughter of Nicolaas and Wilhelmina Bonte-Gelok.  She worked as a machine and control room operator at US Salt and retired in 2003.

She was predeceased by her husband James Minichello in 2022.  She was also predeceased by her parents; and brothers, Henk, Casey, and Nick Bonte-Gelok.

She is survived by her sister and brother, Frances Bonte-Gelok and Jhon Bonte-Gelok and her children, Tammi  Rhodes (Mike McCall), Ross (Sarah) Searles, Scott Searles (Ashley); stepchildren Robert (Ade) Minichello and Dora Minichello; grandchildren, John-Michael Rhodes, Mitchell Rhodes (Vikki) and their father Michael Rhodes, Creed, Trinity and Jakob Searles (Dustin Wheaton), Dylon Hotaling and Suzanna Searles, step-grandchildren, Kaili, Katarina and Sarina Minichello; and great-grandchildren, Eleanor Rhodes, Chase Dennis and Delilah Wheaton and several nieces and nephews.

Sue had a heart bigger than life and was always helping others.  When she wasn’t spending time with family and friends you could find her watching the birds and squirrels from her deck that overlooked her beautiful flower garden. She was as beautiful as she was fierce and said whatever she was feeling without apology.  We thank you momma/mom/ma/nana for sharing your life with us, you will never be without our love.

Sue's cherished memory will forever remain in the hearts of her surviving family.   A Celebration of Life will be held on September 1s, 2023 at the Watkins Glen State Park from 3pm - 6:30pm.   

To offer condolences or share memories of Sue, please visit   Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Suzanna M. Minichello, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, September 1, 2023

3:00 - 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Watkins Glen State Park South Entrance Pavilion

3440 NY-419, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

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