Suzanne E. May-Bardo

January 29, 1955June 27, 2018
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Suzanne E. May-Bardo June 27, 2018, beloved wife of Bradley J.; dear mother of Brendon G.; dear sister of Mary Ann (Alex) Gordon, James (MaryLynn), Joseph (Claire), Elizabeth (James) O’Connor and the late Richard (Patricia) May; survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday July 5th, 4-8 PM, at the DENGLER ROBERTS PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., East Amherst (one mile north of Maple Road, just past Klein Road). Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church 4007 Main St, Eggertsville, Friday July 6th at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. Please share your condolences online at


  • Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, July 6, 2018

Suzanne E. May-Bardo

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Julie Robinson

July 12, 2018

Dear Brendon and Brad,
My deepest sympathy to you both. My heart breaks with you for your loss of your always sunny, sweet Mother and wife. I will fondly recall the many times that Carl and I bumping into you, in your constant support of Brendon and his musical pursuits- Sue was a pillar at every ensemble concert, jazz gig, trombone choir concert, and recital. What a beautiful example of support and love! I know she is gushing with pride and watching over you always, Brendon. You carry her with you in your heart ❤️

Michael Tomczak

July 10, 2018

Brad, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of you're wife. My deepest condolences to you and your son. We will uplift you in prayer.

Teresa Coleman

July 4, 2018

Brad and Brenden, living next door to you every summer for eighteen years with nothing between our cottages but grass has given me more than a glimpse into your life. What I have seen over those years is a family who love each other, respect each other, enjoy each other's company, and are very bonded. I've heard kindness and laughter and affection coming from your home. I've seen you and Brenden and your bond during this difficult time.

I can tell you that I feel a sad sense of Sue's "Absence" which speaks to the strength of her presence. Sue will surely be missed by many most of all you, and her family.

I suspect everyone who knew Sue will have a story to share of a thoughtful or meaningful moment with Sue.

My thoughts are with you,

Barry Kilpatrick

July 4, 2018

Brendon, I'm very sorry to hear that your mother has passed. My father passed at age 48, when I was just 21, and my mother only a few years later. So I know how tough it is to lose a parent so early. Your family and friends will give you a lot of love and support. Be strong and make the most of your life.

Diane Morrison

July 3, 2018

My sincere condolences to Sue’s entire group of family and close friends! The times we shared together with Sue were always meaningful and memorable! I just wish there were more yet to come!

Barbara and Rick Hallnan

July 2, 2018

Brad and Brendon,
Rick and I were so saddened to hear of Sue's sudden passing. We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort.
Barbara and Rick

Dawn & Larry Zarambo

July 1, 2018

We have been so sad in hearing the passing of Sue. Our hearts go out to Brad, Brendon and your family. We will miss seeing Sue out on her back porch at the lake and catching some sun on the boat.
Our thoughts, love and prayers again to Brad and Brendon.

Wendy Pachla

July 1, 2018

Gary, Gracie & I express our deepest sympathy to you Brad, Brendan and family. May the Lord bless you and his light guide you through this sad time.
With love always💞

Donahower Family

July 1, 2018

Brad, Brendan and family, We are so saddened to hear about your loss. Please know that your Sunset Island family joins you in your time of sorrow just as we join you in remembering such a beautiful wife, mother and neighbor.

Cliff, Linnea, Karen, Carl, Tom
Drew, David, Olivia, Spencer & Owen

Lynn Stievater

July 1, 2018

Sue and I have been "Silver Sisters" for over 50 years. Sue was WAY more than a best friend or a sister. Although opposites in many ways, we are a part of each other like I can't describe. No one more loving, caring, generous, or set in her own ways. As we would sit on the beach in Sandmere (Silver Bay) and on occasion discussed our death, we planned to drive off a cliff together like Thelma and Louise. Things don't always go as planned though and she flew off to freedom before me.

I'm sure there was quite the celebration when she got where she's at now! Her parents, my Dad, my husband Jeff, her brother Rick, Mike Ryan and so many others greeted her with open loving arms...thanking her for a job well done!

However, how sad she must be to miss out being there for Brendon as he starts his music career, someday gets married (no rush!), and gives her a grandchild. I am Brendon's godmother and will do my best to be there for him...whenever, however, and anytime. Sue was also enjoying time with Brad once he retired and they could enjoy more time together on Wilson Island. That time was cut too short with this being the first full summer after his retirement.

Many others also considered Sue to be their best friend too...Lisa and Dian especially. Only Sue could have multiple best friends, and we were willing to share her with each other since there was no one like her, ever. Rest in peace, my dearest Silver Sister! Love, Linard