Margaret S. Izzo
Margaret S. Izzo

November 9, 1948 - October 31, 2019
Born in Jamaica, New York
Resided in Buffalo, New York
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IZZO - MARGARET S. (nee Sussmann)
October 31, 2019, age 70.
Loving mother of Allan P. Izzo and Andrew W. (Molly Novatt) Izzo; dear sister of Catherine (Lee Trapp) Kenneally, Mary Beth (Paul Bazaar) Martin and Ellen (William) Leaver; also survived by nieces, nephews and her former spouse Dr. Joseph L. Izzo, Jr. Arrangements by the AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. Services will be handled privately by family and friends. Margaret was a faculty member at Trocaire College and most recently a Nurse Practitioner with the Sleep Medicine Center of WNY. Share condolences at
Buffalo News Obituary Version
Nov. 9, 1948 - Oct. 31, 2019

Margaret S. “Peggy” Izzo, of North Buffalo, a research nurse practitioner, died Oct. 31 in Erie County Medical Center after a long illness. She was 70.

Born Margaret Sussmann in Jamaica, Queens, she studied to become a registered nurse at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, then earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in nursing from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

A Buffalo resident since 1988, Mrs. Izzo worked as a nurse, nurse-clinician and research coordinator.

She was one of the first hemodialysis nurse practitioners and went one to become a faculty member in schools of nursing at the University of Rochester and Trocaire College. She later was a researcher at the Sleep Medicine Centers of Western New York and authored or co-authored several scientific articles.

An avid swimmer and master rower, she later became an accomplished gardener and traveled extensively, visiting six continents.

She was a member of the Garrett Club, the Road Scholars Travel Club and the Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Club.

Survivors include her former husband, Dr. Joseph L. Izzo Jr.; two sons, Allen P. and Andrew W.; and three sisters, Catherine Kenneally, Mary Beth Martin and Ellen Leaver.

Services were private.




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