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Susan Blinn Neff

May 23, 1943 April 11, 2016
Susan Blinn Neff
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Obituary for Susan Blinn Neff

Susan Blinn Neff, shown here with her beloved mother, of Troy, Michigan died peacefully at home on April 11, 2016. She was 72 years old. Susan was born May 23, 1943 in Brookline, Massachusetts to parents Ruth (nee Higgins) and Raymond Palermo. Raymond was killed in World War II. Susan was later adopted by James Neff upon his marriage to Ruth.

Susan graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in English. She worked as an editor of research books and magazines and briefly as a substitute teacher. She loved art and was a gifted painter. Susan enjoyed traveling, especially to Maine. She spent hours reading and liked taking simple walks on the beach, or in the woods, or at Cranbrook. She touched the lives of many, both human and animal, with her courage and loving gentle nature.

Susan is survived by her son, Mike (Janette) Nall , cherished granddaughters, Jessica and Madeline Nall, and her loving siblings, Miskel (Estok) Menton, Martha (Mike) Welch, Edward (Saori) Neff, Robert (Marilee) Neff, and Judy (Steve) Keyes. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Susan is preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and James Neff.

Private services will be held.

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