RIPTON — Suzanne Cecelia Gion Sampson, 52, passed away on Jan. 23, 2013, after a valiant struggle with cancer. She was born on Christmas Eve, 1960, in Park Ridge, Ill., the daughter of George and Suzanne (Barnes) Gion.
She grew up in Winnetka, Ill., attended California College of Art and graduated from Trinity College in Burlington. She worked for Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, and was known for her genuine kindness in assisting people in need.
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