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Kerri-Jae Sussman

5/27/1968 – 1/5/2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Kerri-Jae Sussman announces her passing on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the age of 52.

Kerri grew up in Lincoln Massachusetts, later moving to Windham, Maine, and spent her whole career working in banking. As a child, she loved competitive swimming and ballet. But, her greatest passion was for Newfoundland dogs, owning many and serving on the board of directors of the Newfoundland Club of New England and as the co-chair of the NCNE Rescue & Referral Service over the years.

Kerri will be lovingly remembered by her partner of 35 years, Kimberly Coppenrath of Windham, Maine; her mother, Henri-Ann Sussman and predeceased by her father Joseph M. Sussman of Lincoln, Massachusetts; her brother Andrew Sussman and sister-in-law Kristina Sussman of Westford, Massachusetts; her brother Craig Sussman and sister-in-law Nadia Sussman of Lincoln, Massachusetts; her nieces and nephews Taylor, Leda, Ryan, Hailey and Owen; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her grandparents Leonard and Lillian Sussman of Brooklyn, New York and Edward and Selma Bacon Simon of Marblehead, Massachusetts.

All funeral services will be private at the graveside. A celebration of Kerri’s life will be held in conjunction with the Unveiling of her headstone later in the year.

Memorial donations in Kerri’s name can be made to That Newfoundland Place, 554 Pucker Street, Coventry, CT 06238 or The Ellen Toll Katz Rescue Fund, c/o Cindi Goodwin, NCNE Charitable Trust, PO Box 659, Belmont, NH 03220.

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