Susanne Rita Salisbury

Age 85, of Holly, passed away on January 14, 2023. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12:00 pm, Friday, January 20, 2023, at St John Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison. Father Andrew Czajkowski will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the church on Friday, from 11:00 am until the funeral mass at 12:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Paralyzed Veterans of America. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Susanne’s Tribute Wall at

Susanne Rita Salisbury was born on January 25, 1937, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry and Teresa (Levasseur) Seymour. Susanne married the love of her life, Keith Salisbury, on May 12, 1978, and he preceded her in death on November 10, 2008. Susie loved lake life, gardening, reading, and playing cards. She devoted her later years to the Ministries of Emmaus House in Harlem, New York, Saint Francis Neighborhood Center in Baltimore, Maryland, Saint Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Misericordia in Chicago, Illinois.

Susanne is survived by five children; Cheri (John) Martin of Grand Blanc, Mark (Ann) Burnash of St. Johns, Camille (John) Kowalczyk of Lincoln Park, Joseph (Virginia) Burnash of Dothan AL, and Matthew (Kathy) Burnash of White Lake, stepchildren; Stephen (Vicky) Salisbury of Alma, Martin (Andrea) Salisbury of Mt. Pleasant, David (Dawn) Salisbury of Mt. Pleasant, Amy (Don) Martin of Shepherd, Christopher (Elyse) Salisbury of Midland, 30 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Noe, Ardelle Seymour, Ellise Caron, and Karen Allen.

Susanne is preceded in death by her parents, infant son; John Agustine Burnash, son; Timothy Burnash, the father of her children; Milton Burnash, brothers; Gerald, Earl, Urban, Cletus, Daniel, and Marshall, sisters; Dolorosa Seymour and Mary Lou Eisenbeis.


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  1. The Seebeck’s on January 17, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    Love, Sympathy & Prayers🙏❣️She will be missed❤️

  2. Diane Root on January 18, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    I am so sorry Cheri on the death of your mother, Susanne. I know how difficult this will be.

  3. Karen Hirst- DePaola on January 18, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Susie.. We had many wonderful years visiting her and Uncle Keith in Arizona .. So many laughs and memories.. May God rest their beautiful souls 🙏🙏🙏 My sincere condolences to all the family.. Love you Aunt Susie ❤️

  4. Susie Kenkel on January 18, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    Thinking of you Cheri as you travel this process this difficult loss. May you and your families find comfort knowing she is at peace and in God’s arms. Her smile radiates sunshine and happiness!
    Sending hugs and prayers!❤️🙏❤️

  5. Bev & Rick Warbanski on January 19, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Our most sincere sympathy to you all. Susie was truly an earth angel. We met this wonderful lady in Mesa and have many good memories of our time there. We had many fun times with her & Ardelle. She will be missed.

  6. Marianne Baumgarten on January 20, 2023 at 9:04 pm

    Susie was a school mate of mine and I always enjoyed her friendship. Her oldest brother married my Aunt and we were all graduates of St. Mary’s Mt. Morris Mi. She and I were pen pals at one time also. Although I’ve lived in Minnesota many years we thought of each other often.

  7. Sandy Crawford Wentz on January 25, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Remember Mrs. Burnash and a herkids while working at Ashcraft’s in Gladwin. I am sorry to hear of her passing. I will be praying for the family during and after this sorrowful time. Rest in Peace.

  8. Aggie Edgar-Mackie on January 25, 2023 at 10:07 am

    I remember hanging out at her house when we were in high school with Cheri. Susanne was a wonderful person. She was such a blessing at the Sacred Heart Mission. She loved helping others.
    Hugs and prayers to her family. Aggie Edgar-Mackie

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