Susan M. Merritt Thursday, October 17, 1957 - Saturday, July 8, 2017

Susan M. Merritt (nee Niemel) age 59 of North Tonawanda, suddenly, July 8, 2017 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Beloved wife of Gary Merritt, her best friend and husband of 35 years. Devoted mother of Ruby Merritt and Lowell Merritt. She was the daughter of the late Edward Niemel and Helen (nee Piotrowski) Niemel. Dear sister of Carol (Frank) Hugar, Edward Niemel, and Pamela Niemel. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Susan was employed as a Medical Technologist at Kenmore Mercy Hospital and had previously work for 18 years at Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital. Susan enjoyed music, concerts, cooking, gardening, crocheting and old westerns. She will be sorely missed by her dogs Puff and Barewolf. Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc. 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. If so desired memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Guest register available at

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