Susan L. Perry

MARQUETTE. MI – Susan Lynn Perry, age 61, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday morning, September 27, 2013, shortly after admittance to Marquette General Hospital.

Born August 17, 1952, in Marquette, a daughter of William J. and Pearl (Paquette) Perry, Susan was a long time area resident, except for 18 years when she resided in Alpena. A homemaker for most of her life, Susan was employed for a time, as a bartender at various establishments, including the Wooden Nickel. She was a very caring person, putting others first and always willing to help anyone in need. At different times, she also served as a caregiver to the elderly. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and going to the casino.

Susan is survived by her partner, John Daugherty, Sr of Marquette; children, Chad (Kim) Stark of Alpena, Amy (fiancee, Chad) Stark and Amanda (Mark) Martin both of Marquette; her grandchildren, Michael, Asheli, Joey, Kierstin, Cole, and Kaiden; her mother, Pearl Perry of Marquette; her sisters, Sandy Bellmore, Becky (Bryan) Reynolds, Kitty Meyers, and Wendy (George) LaFave all of Marquette; brothers, Bill (Kathy) Perry of Shingleton, Monte (Sue) Perry, Sr., of Ishpeming, Ed Perry and Ted (Phyllis) Perry both of Marquette; numerous nieces and nephews; and her feline companion, Sammy.

Susan was preceded in death by her father, William J. Perry; a son, Michael David Stark, Jr in 1972; a brother, Joseph Perry, Sr; and brothers-in-law, Richard Bellmore and Mike Meyers.

A celebration honoring Susan’s life will be held on Monday, September 30, at the American Legion, 700 W. Bluff Street, Marquette, beginning at 10:30 am. A time of remembrance will be held at 11:00 am with a luncheon to follow.

The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at