May 30, 1931 – May 8, 2019
Fichera, Susan Sanford, Ann Arbor, Michigan, passed away quietly on May, 8, surrounded by her family. Born in Saginaw, MI, May 30, 1931 to Daniel and Alice Sanford, one of three sisters. She loved being raised on a farm and had a lifelong love of animals. She attended Marygrove College in Detroit MI, worked for Dow Chemical, and married Philip Fichera on November 13, 1954. Susan and Phil had 7 children together. They shared a love of Michigan sports, she was a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tigers, and a wonderful pianist and musician. Her beloved husband passed away in 2010. She is survived by 7 children and their spouses as well as 12 grandchildren. We are forever grateful to our mother for inspiring our love for music, animals and each other. In place of gifts, please make a donation to the St. Joseph’s Medical Center Hospice. Thank you to Casey and Valerie, your care was invaluable.