11/22/2020 – Susan J. Fayette, Watertown

Mrs. Susan J. Fayette, 70, died Friday, November 21st, at her home, where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County. There will be a Graveside Committal Service later next Spring at Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville at a time to be announced.

Susan was born January 21st, 1950, in Watertown, the daughter of Murray Jean Lancaster Case. She graduated from Watertown High School and also from Jefferson Community College with a degree in Child Education.

Two marriages to Paul Lee and Steve Fayette, both deceased, ended in divorce.

Susan retired in 2015 after over 25 years as a Teacher’s Aide, working with abused children, both in Watertown and Indian River School Districts.

She loved going antiquing, traveling, gardening, snowmobiling, and really loved being with her grandkids and her dogs.

Surviving is a son, Jason (Jennifer) Lee, and a daughter Jolene Gage, both of Watertown; two stepsons, Steve Fayette of Lacona, and Robert Fayette of LaFargeville; her companion of 21 years, Kevin Resch and his sons, Matt of Brownville, Jonathan of Alexandria Bay, and Micha of Chaumont; and her close friend of 60 years, Susan Gardiner of Watertown; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

One stepson, Joseph Fayette, predeceased before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Jefferson County SPCA, 25056 Water Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.


  1. Jacinta Wood Posted

    Our condolences are given to all Sue’s loved ones and she had many. She was always so welcoming of our family and made us feel right at home when we would see her at Jon and Kellie’s. I know she put a mark on Kevin’s family. Thanks Sue for doing that. May you rest now.

  2. Carla Haas Posted

    Sorry to read of Sue’s passing. I always enjoyed working with her. Carla Haas

  3. Bob Patchen Posted

    Sue was a great friend.I’ll miss her. May she Rest In Peace

  4. Val and Chuck Desormeau Posted

    We are so very sorry for the loss of Sue. She was a great friend, neighbor and co-worker. So much fun, always a good time. She loved working with the kids and was very good at that too. Her passing will leave a void in the world for sure. Kevin, Jo, Jason and everyone else that loved her, our sincerest condolences. ❤

  5. Donna Booth Posted

    We are so sorry for your loss. I graduated with Sue, then we didn’t see each other for years. I was working one summer for BOCES and found that Sue worked there as well. Sue had a wonderful personality. She was funny, loved joking around but could also be very compassionate. Sue will definitely be missed.

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