Sue Ann Plaza, age 85, of Waterford, passed away quietly in her home on September 17th, 2023 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Uniontown, PA on January 10th, 1938 to Fuller Hogsett and Helen Coffin. After graduation from Waterford High School, she attended Church Home Hospital Nursing School in Baltimore, MD and became a registered nurse. Sue was dedicated to her work as a nurse and cared for people in many settings, including the newborn nursery, Ask-A-Nurse, and the Poison Control Center at Saint Vincent Hospital.
Sue was known for her love of children, animals, antiques, and gardening. She took pride in raising many fine Quarter Horses on her farm.
She is survived by her four children – John Plaza and his wife Ann, Mike Plaza, Maria Smith and her husband Steve, Kathy Johnson and her husband Chuck; her brothers Tom and George Coffin; sister Joan Rhea; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Sue was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Plaza.
Friends may call on the family at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Friday, September 22nd from 6-8 pm.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Because You Care, Inc. Animal Rescue and Pet Adoption Center in McKean, PA.
Friends and family are invited to gather at the family home on Saturday, September 23rd at 1pm.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the caregivers who, through their loving care, enabled Sue to remain in her home.