OBITUARY

Suzanne S. Megathlin

2 April, 194112 October, 2020

Cumberland, ME- Suzanne (“Sue”) Elizabeth Studley Megathlin, 79, of Cumberland, died after a short illness on October 12, 2020 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was born April 2, 1941, in Nantucket, MA, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Vera (Darrach) Studley.

Growing up in Hyannis and Cohasset, MA, Sue graduated from Cohasset High School in 1960 where she met the father of her three sons. In 1963, after graduating from Chandler School for Women in Boston she married. After living in Middlebury and Burlington, VT and Richmond, VA, they eventually settled in Portland, ME in 1975.

Sue was involved in many causes and organizations over the years. While raising her three sons, she supported many extracurricular activities in the Portland School system. Through the Junior League, she was involved with several activities in the Greater Portland area, including the Children’s Museum of Maine. For +30 years, she volunteered at Sweetser Children’s Services in Saco, ME, being appointed Board President from 1991 to 1994. She was given the title of Corporator by the organization upon retiring from the board. As a member of the Child Welfare League of America, she traveled frequently to Washington, DC to lobby Congress for help with national children’s issues such as poverty and special education.

Sue is survived by her former spouse, Keith (Kit) Megathlin of Schenectady, NY, her three sons Craig Megathlin (Joyce) of Cumberland, ME; Shawn Megathlin (Pamela) of Spring City, PA, and Mark Megathlin (Clare) of Seattle, WA, as well as nine grandchildren: Kyle and Ryan Megathlin; Reid (Molly), Hannah, Kaitlyn, and Braden Megathlin; Benjamin, Garret, and Aidan Megathlin. She is also survived by her sister Lee Anne Reed (Charlie) of Hollis Center, ME and a number of nieces and nephews and her companion Frank Hale. Beside her parents, Sue was predeceased by her brother Gary Studley, Exeter, NH. The family would like to thank the staff of Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

There will be a private family burial service. A celebration of Sue’s life will take place (tentatively) in spring 2021, at a location to be determined

Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to sign Sue’s online guest book.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sweetser at Sweetser, c/o Development Dept, 50 Moody Street, Saco, Maine 04072 or at the link below:

https://www.sweetser.org/support-us/

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Keith Megathlin

20 October 2020

Sue was a wonderful mother to our three sons. She was quite supportive of them in both their academic pursuits as well as their extra-curricular activities, although she did draw the line at taking Mark to 5am hockey practices. She loved all her grandchildren to pieces and loved seeing them in their extra-curricular activities.
She was a great guide in raising our children and was more the disciplinarian in those"few" times when discipline was needed. We will all miss her.

Richard Gendron

18 October 2020

In 1966 when Lucy (wife) and I arrived to the welcoming UVM picnic on lake Champalin we were quite anxious since Lucy was unexpectedly pregnant. Then we met the Megathlin's with the 3 boys. Anxiety went out the window. We were hoping to re connect with Kit at our 50 th Zoom reunion 2 weeks ago.

Lucy and I have recently moved back to my home in Saco. Wishing to reconnect some. Covid and time has not made that possible. Warm feelings for Sue are still held. We shared some great medical school times between our families.

Dick & Lucy Gendron

Jackie & Paul Veilleux

18 October 2020

Condolences to the families. So very sorry for your loss. She was a very friendly and outgoing person. Enjoyed playing some golf with her and sharing special occasions with her family too. May she rest in peace. Gone but never to be forgotten. She will forever be watching you from above.

Emily Lane

18 October 2020

Many fond memories of Sue on Vinalhaven.

My deepest sympathy to her family,

Emily Lane

Susan Anderson

16 October 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Suzanne's passing. She will be missed.

Sybil Townsend

16 October 2020

A lovely lady who became my neighbor when I moved to Rockwood. We had some great times at Newcomers club. I shall remember her with fondness.

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