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Susan Rose Hamill

March 8, 1945 - November 30, 2023

Susan Rose Hamill Susan Rose Hamill
    December 5, 2023 | 4:00 - 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    1771 West State Street
    Geneva, Illinois
  • Funeral
  • December 6, 2023 | Visitation - 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.
    Mass - 10:00 A.M.
  • St, Patrick Catholic Church
    6N491 Crane Road
    St. Charles, Illinois
  • Burial Location

Born “to end the war” on March 8, 1945, Susan Rose Hamill (Passaro) passed away November 30, 2023, in St. Charles.  She is survived by John, her adoring husband of 56 years and lifelong love, daughters Patricia Bryan (John) and Cynthia, son John (Rammina), and grandchildren Johnny, Kiera, Sophia, Julia, and Jack.

Susan lived a full life, with a childhood in New York, weekends in the “country,” free time with feet in the Jones Beach sand, boating on the Great South Bay, vacations traveling cross-country in a family van, and homes in New York, Houston, and St. Charles for 37 years.  A gifted educator, she taught young children wherever she lived, including for years at St. Peter Catholic School in Geneva.  She was Roman Catholic and a longtime member of Saint Patrick Parish.

Susan bonded with family and friends through whatever interest could connect them.  She loved gardening and the annual joy of new life.  A cheerleader in high school and college, she bounced at her seat-edge watching her beloved Blackhawks and Fighting Irish.  Sharply intelligent, she was her high school valedictorian and graduated with highest marks from Hofstra, and she loved how word puzzles could cement personal bridges to those she cherished across the country.  She was an extraordinary grandmother, a devotion reaffirmed by collages throughout her home and “Gaga’s” effervescent “fairy garden.”  She made great friends everywhere.

Christmas was her greatest passion, centered around her annual presentation of uniquely selected ornaments for each family member.  It was a wonderful life.

Dec. 5, Wake at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St., Geneva, 4 pm to 8 pm, with eulogy at 7:00 pm.  Dec. 6, Visitation 9 am – 10 am and then Mass at 10:00 am, at Saint Patrick Church, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles.  In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to Sisters of the Holy Cross, Notre Dame, Indiana.


Joan Grajek from Kingwood, TX

"Dear John & Family, Kevin and I are thankful for our lasting friendship. So enjoyed our luncheon at your home June of 2021. Sue was natural making many friends wherever she lived. God gave her many talents, super mom, grandmother, love of teacher to little ones, creative playing piano and many handmade crafts. Can’t forget her Italian cooking and biscotti cookies. We are blessed to have Sue’s homemade ornaments on our Christmas tree. She will never be forgotten. Beloved Sue, Rest In Peace! Our love always, Joan & Kevin Grajek Kingwood, TX."

The Currie Family from Batavia, IL

"We feel privileged to have know Mrs. Hamill from our St. Peter School days. A wonderful first grade teacher she was, may she rest in eternal peace. Our sympathy to her family."

Bill Roach from Plainfield, IL

"John:My Prayers and Condolences to you and your beautiful Family on the loss of your beloved Susan. I know you have Great Faith and that you will be with her one day in Paradise !! Celebrate her Life by Living yours reflecting the love she gave you. All My Prayers for Susan, For You and Your Family !!Bill Roach"

The Varones Family from Highland Park , IL

"Dear Jon, Rammina, Jack, Julia, Sophie and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. While we did not have the privilege of knowing your darling Mother, your beautiful description of her leaves no doubt that she passed on her incredible gifts to each of you. She must have been deeply proud of you, her beautiful family and legacy. I hope that gives you some solace as you grieve."

Sister Jeanette from Notre Dame, IN

"Remembering your mom, Cindy, with love and prayers."

Sister Brenda Cousins from Kensington, MD

"Cindy, prayers are with you and your family at this time."

Jeannie Smith from Libertyville , IL

"My deepest sympathies are with you on the loss of your precious Sue. She was a beautiful person inside and out and I feel privileged to have been able to call her friend. Love to the family! You are in my prayers!"

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