EAST GREENBUSH – Susan Doran-Russ, 62, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017, after a long illness. Born in Pennsylvania, Susan lived in many states before settling in East Greenbush. She received her BA from SUNY New Paltz and a Masters in Social Work from SUNY Albany. She worked at St. Peter’s Hospital and Catholic Family Services before starting a successful private practice. She will be remembered for her compassion, wisdom and sense of humor.
Susan was predeceased by her parents Richard and Virginia Doran; her brother David Doran; and her son Kyle Doran Russ. She was the loving mother to Caitlin and Todd Heim, Daniel and Judy Russ, adoring grandmother to Anabel Heim, sister of Amy, Steve and Michael Doran, and aunt to Kacie, Patrick, Sean and Mattie Doran.
A private celebration of her life will be held by family. Donations to No Kid Hungry (nokidhungry.org) would be appreciated. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Dear Caitlin, Todd, Anabel and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. I send love from your other family, here at the Office of the State Comptroller (and from the Office of the Attorney General). May you find peace and comfort in knowing how much we all care. –Rich
Anne & Mike Gallagher
The heart remembers most what it has loved best. May treasured memories comfort you and bring you peace.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I am sorry for your loss.
My condolences to the entire doran family. I went to elementary school and Jr. High with Susan before the family moved to St. Louis . Nothing but great memories. Thinking of you Amy and praying for the entire family.
Caitlin, Daniel, Amy, Mike and Steven – my heartfelt condolences to you and know that you are in our hearts and prayers. So very saddened on your loss.
So sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of your mom when we were kids, sending thoughts of peace and comfort your way.
She was such a good friend and incredible support when I needed her.
she will be greatly missed by many!
Steve, Amy & Mike,
I was so sorry to learn of your loss. I hope that your fond memories will provide some solace in the days ahead. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Caitlin, Todd and Anabel,
So sorry for your loss. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Georgia and Bud Pape
Lisa Beberwyck Armbruster
Deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Although you do not know me personaly, please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Susan was a wonderful source of support and help to me. She was a very caring, wise and kind therapist. I will never forget her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Caitlin, Daniel, Amy and family,
I was so sad to hear about Susan. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was a a very sweet and funny lady. I’m so sorry for your loss.