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Suzanne P. Jones, 54, a Niagara University alumna and theater benefactor, died Thursday (Feb. 15, 2001) in her Larchmont home after a long illness.

"Suzanne Jones was a person of integrity, incisive intelligence and astute wit," said Brother Augustine Towey, director of the Niagara University Theatre. "Her generosity to Niagara University Theatre was unbounded. She was a woman of great taste and high ideals; she expected the same of others and brought to whatever task she attempted a clear sense of how to lift even the most mundane into a higher level.

"In a world often met with disillusion and banality, she asked for integrity and intelligence. Those who knew her were blessed to be brought into that quest."

Miss Jones was a Niagara Falls native, and she graduated from Lewiston-Porter High School in 1964. She earned a bachelor's degree in English at Niagara in 1969 and a master's degree in theater from the University of Connecticut.

Miss Jones settled in New York City and worked in public relations for Black & Decker for several years. When the company sold its appliance division, Miss Jones left to found her own public relations and marketing firm, Cymru Inc., in Shelton, Conn. She had lived in Larchmont since 1988.

Survivors include a dear friend, Anne Wojick of Niagara Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in Alumni Chapel at Niagara University in Lewiston. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston.


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