Obituary - Cynthia M. Ring Suhonen
Sister of Litchfield resident Lisa Waugh
Cynthia M. Ring Suhonen, age 58, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at her home in Warrenton, Virginia after her battle with breast cancer. Cindy was born to Morrill Stone Ring, Jr and the late Virginia Edwards Ring on November 23, 1955 in Springfield, Massachusetts. She attended schools in Springfield, MA graduating from MacDuffie School for Girls in 1973. She graduated from Lake Erie College in Painsville, Ohio in 1977 with a degree in Equestrian Studies.
She began work at Michael's Hunters Green Farm in Hockley, Texas managing the farm, while giving riding lessons and working on her own dressage mare, Boston Pops "Bopper". In 1981, Cindy earned the title of Texas State Dressage Champion astride Bopper.
She met and married Alan M. Suhonen. Cindy began work at Katy Equine Clinic for the admired Michael Heitman, DVM.
In 1997 the Suhonen's with Bopper and her offspring, Nootmuskaat "Noot" and Oeffingen "Oofey" moved to Warrenton, Virginia. Cindy began work for the newly formed Piedmont Equine Practice with Dr John Nolan and Dr Joe Davis. Cindy became the bookkeeper and office manager for the practice. All of the people at PEP became Cindy's close friends. They supported her during her fight with breast cancer by starting Pink Friday when everyone wears pink to work. They organized a team for the Susan G Komen race against cancer to raise funds and have fun.
Cindy is survived by her husband, Alan M. Suhonen; her father, Morrill Stone Ring, Jr. And his wife, Lauren of East Longmeadow, MA; two siblings, Dana T. Ring and his wife, Dorrie Mitchell of West Hartford, CT and Lisa R. Waugh and her husband, Gary of Litchfield, CT; and Lisa's three sons, her nephews, Peter C. Waugh of Astoria, NY, Kevin E. Waugh and his wife, Jenn Healy of Torrington, CT and Bryan M. Waugh of Litchfield, CT; her horses, Sully and Oofey, her beloved dog, Jersey and the invisible house cat, Coo Coo Kitty.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Edwards Ring.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 3 pm, at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA. Interment at Longmeadow Cemetery, Longmeadow, MA on Saturday afternoon, May 10, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to Middleburg Humane Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.moserfuneralhome.com.