Suzanne Simkowitz, 80, of Biddeford passed away at home Sunday, September 27, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Biddeford on February 13, 1940, she was the beloved daughter of Conrad and Pauline Cadorette.
She attended the Saint Joseph’s High School and graduated in 1958. Ms. Simkowitz married Robert Simkowitz and from that union came four children. Ms. Simkowitz was a devoted mother, she found purpose and happiness in raising her family. Once her children were grown, she found a role that brought her immeasurable joy, being a grandmother. When she wasn’t spending time with her grandchildren, she was dedicating her love and time to her beloved cat of fourteen years, Edy.
Suzie, as she was known by her friends, was an independent and strong-willed woman. Despite her waning health, she refused to be seen as a woman in need and rarely asked for help. She proudly persevered through her hardships and made sure to let everyone know how self sufficient she was.
Ms. Simkowitz is survived by her beloved children; Nina Pettengill, her husband Robert Jr., Stella Rideout, Maurice Simkowitz his fiancé, Mindy and Robert Simkowitz. Her brother, Michael Cadorette; nieces, Sarah and Holly. Her grandchildren; Heather, Faith, Ali, Kendra, Kelsey, Jessica, Marie, Shanika, Lydia, Olivia, Andrew, Robert III and Trenton. Her cat, Edy; and her 13 great-grandchildren.
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