Swan Funeral Home


Susan J. Rees-Harris

June 3, 1951June 4, 2020

Susan J. Rees-Harris passed away on Thursday June 4, 2020 due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Sue was born in Syracuse, New York on June 3, 1951 to Jane C. and Dean Harris. She grew up in Fayetteville, New York and graduated from Fayetteville/Manlius high school then went on to graduate from Alfred University. She began her nursing career at the Onondaga County Health Department then the Syracuse Visiting Nurses Association. In 1992 Sue began working at University Hospital. She obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Community General. For the next eighteen years Sue became a valued team member of the upstate Infectious Disease Clinic treating and managing care of patients with HIV/AIDS. Her clinical expertise as a provider endeared her to her patients and colleagues alike.

Sue is survived by Judith Rees-Harris, her partner of twenty-four years. They were married on July 27, 2011. She is also survived by her sister Cyndy Soine of Cross Lake, Nieces Gretchen (Kyle) Deeb and their daughters Sophia and Stella and son Douglas of Baldwinsville, Heide (Jason) Soine and their son Norman of Syracuse and Time (Shannon) Soine and their son Nico of Rocherter, and her step-sister Sarah Kostera of Corning. She is also survived by Judith’s children Susan (Kevin) Shea and their daughters Maggie, Ellie and Norah of Madison Ct, and David (Jess) Swarthout of San Mateo Ca. Sue was predeceased by her patents and her brother-in-law Norman Soine.

In Keeping with Sue’s wishes she was cremated and there will be no services.

In memory of Sue please consider the Alzheimer’s Association Ct, Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd, Southington, CT 06489.


Susan J. Rees-Harris

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