Susan M. Shipski Groff


Susan M. Shipski Groff, 63, passed away suddenly at her home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. She was born in Corinth, NY on September 27, 1954.

Sue worked at DeLucia’s for the last five years and previously worked at Racemark in Malta for 21 years. Sue enjoyed camping and boating. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and her beloved doggies Casey and Shelby.

She was predeceased by her husband Larry Groff, brother Jeffrey Smith and her parents Thomas and Alberta Smith.

Sue is survived by her children Justin Shipski (Vicki), and Jessica Meaker (Paul); grandchildren Kenny “Doobear” and Isabelle; siblings Christopher Smith (Cathy), Daryl Smith (Sandy), Diane Petteys (Gene) and longtime friend John Shipski.

Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Sue’s life on Sunday, March 11 from 1pm to 6pm at VFW Post 358, 68 E. North Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Sue may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Lori Lapi

We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Larry and Sue were very dear to Joe and I, they will be forever remembered. RIP Sue

Joe Doherty

Susan was a spirited, funny and friendly classmate who will be missed by all of us from the CCHS Class of 1972. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her extended family and wide group of friends.

Anne Healy Bourdeau

Please accept our sincerest condolences. My parents (Cecile & Joe Healy) were very good friends with Sue's parents (Tom & Alberta), thus us "kids" all grew up together. In fact they lived on Palmer Avenue across from the Catholic church which was my grandfather's house. We were saddened to learn of Sue's passing and will always remember her vibrant personality. Please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers.

Christine Shippee

My heart is broken for the family, I have known Sue for many years. I loved her carefree laugh and at one time we were sister-in laws. You will be missed greatly by all. Fly high Sue!

Karen Groff

So very sorry for the families loss. So sad that she did not get to enjoy retirement a bit longer and was taken so soon. Her and Larry will have fun now together I am sure. I will miss her warm smile, sweet personality and zest for life. God bless you all at this time.

Paul Healy

Justin & Jess...so sorry to hear that you lost your mom. She was a wonderful person and I will always remember her upbeat attitude. Your mom was one of the best and will be truly missed. R.I.P. Sue

Carol (Wendell) Currier

So sorry for your loss.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
She was a friend and classmate in school.She was so much fun to be around. Heaven has a very special angel
God Bless you,
Carol (Wendell) Currier

Tamara Quinn

I have no words. Love Sue like a sister. Myself and my girls sending all our love prayers and sympathy to all.

Anita B

Justin, Jess and Family....Words can't put into meaning how you all are feeling, your mom was always warm, fun loving, someone you always could go and talk to. Her smile and laugh would light up a room. I know I will miss hearing her contagious laugh. Your mom will be your forever angel, she will always be by your side. Condolences to you all.

Much Love,

Anita