Mrs. Susan Lorraine Cayea, daughter of the late Thomas Galliford and Ruth Brown Galliford was born April 27, 1946 in Bergen, New York. She attended the public schools of Byron-Bergen and was a graduate of Byron-Bergen High School.
She married Gaylord Cayea on June 7, 1965. They were blessed with two loving sons, Lance (Amy) and Todd (Debra). Gay and Sue purchased a farmhouse in Batavia, NY, where they raised their boys and made a home for themselves during their 50 years of marriage. Sue worked for many years in the Batavia City Schools as the Director of Food Services and retired in 2003. She was a devoted wife, wonderful mother and fun-loving, playful grandmother to her adoring seven grandchildren: Devan, Mitchell, Justin, Emily, Peyton, Trevor and Breleigh.
Sue was an avid sports fan, especially youth sports, where she cheered on her husband and sons in their coaching positions, and her grandchildren as they played. Sue did not limit her support of student athletes to her family however, she was a loyal supporter of all players, while pacing the sidelines and cheering loudly at many youth sporting events. In addition to her love of family, friends and youth sports, Sue enjoyed playing golf, bird watching, swimming, playing cards, quilting and spending winters in Myrtle Beach with Gaylord and many friends; especially preparing for and hosting the annual Victorian tea party.
Susan was known for her dedication to her husband, loyalty to family and friends, kindness, positivity and perseverance through her long term illness. Despite the many hardships and inconveniences that Sue endured during her battle with her disease, she never complained and was the epitome of strength and humility. She was a role model to all that had the pleasure of knowing her. Sue passed away suddenly, on May 29, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her husband, children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Sue is survived by her husband, two sons, two daughters-in-law, seven grandchildren, as well as her two sisters, Joan (Bernard) and Nancy. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, father-in-law (William), mother-in-law (Eleanor), brothers, Thomas (Sandy), William (Gwen) and David.
Susan will be laid to rest in a beautiful location in Batavia, New York - the place where she called home and had many fond memories of great times with family and friends.
Services will be held at H.E. Turner Funeral Home, 403 E. Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Visitation will be on Friday, June 3rd from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4th. Interment will follow in Grand View Cemetery, 80 Clinton Street, Batavia, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice.
Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Sue’s memory at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.