Suanne (O’Hara) Savino


On August 9, 2020, in her home, surrounded by family, the Lord called Suanne O’Hara Savino to be with her original family. She was born to John and Esther (Marriott) O’Hara in Utica, NY on November 2, 1937, and enjoyed a wonderful upbringing there and beautiful life with her husband Anthony, 4 children and 3 grandchildren. She is predeceased by her only siblings Stephanie Hughes and Patricia Hally. She was a devout Catholic and a communicant of All Saints Parish.

Her father was employed by Pennsylvania Railroad Company and her mother Chicago Pneumatic. Suanne was raised at 1007 Seymour Ave. She is a proud graduate of Utica Free Academy (1954) and enjoy Sorority life there; and is an Alumna of The State University at Geneseo, NY. She was married to Anthony J. Savino of Groveland, NY on August 20, 1960 by Suanne’s cousin, Reverend William Donavan, at St. John Cathedral, Utica.

She and her husband enjoyed their almost 60 years of marriage, living in Herkimer, Dutchess, Sullivan and Steuben counties. Suanne truly enjoyed travel. Her favored trip was reuniting with family and friends for the Boiler Maker Race. Suanne was patriotic, proud of her family and country.

Suanne’s spirit was the sunshine that engaged all who crossed her path, emitting from her ever present smile, it would brighten any space she occupied. We are confident it continues today in heaven and warmly blessing here.

In addition to Anthony, Suanne is survived by her four children and three grandchildren, Michael (Michelle), Darien, CT; Thomas of Corning; Kathleen (Kevin), Colts Neck, NJ; and Mary Jo; grandchildren Katie, Lauren and Piper of Darien. Besides her children and grandchildren, she is survived by cousins in the Rochester, NY area, and several dozen nieces and nephews, many in Clinton, NY.

Visiting hours were held at Phillips Funeral Home in Corning, Monday, August 17. A funeral mass was held on Tuesday, August 18, at St. Mary’s Church of Corning. Suanne loved bright colors, especially Kelly Green, and dreaded black. Attendees were encouraged to “come as you like” to her services. Kind words and memories may be left for Suanne’s family at


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