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Green Funeral Home

57 Main St, Danbury, CT

OBITUARY

Susan M. Roberts

September 12, 1943August 2, 2019

Susan Mayer Roberts

Susan Mayer Roberts of Danbury, CT, previously of Pawling, NY, died August 2, 2019 forever young at 75-years-old due to what she referred to as her “unfortunate condition,” and which the medical community diagnosed as pancreatic cancer. She leaves behind her beloved husband Arthur Roberts (Danbury); her best boys, sons Jason Kane (Donata, Springfield, VA) and Eric Kane (Atlanta, GA); stepdaughter Annie Roberts (Mariano), Danbury; stepsons Andrew Roberts (Ann Marie, New Milford) and Timothy Roberts (Beaufort, SC); and her amazing grands: Colin, Lainey, and Leia (Eric); Alex and Olivia (Jason), Adam and Katelyn (Andrew); brother Hale Mayer (Cheryl); sister-in-law Judy Mayer (Pawling); cherished nephew and niece Michael Kane and Kathy Kane; scores of relatives and far more friends than humanly possible. She was predeceased by her father, E. Michael Mayer; mother, Thelma Mayer Garraghan, and brother Michael M. Mayer.

A formidable, fashionable opponent on the tennis court up until her “unfortunate condition” depleted her impressive muscle tone, she maintained that same fight while battling her condition with positivity, humor, and such beauty and strength of body and spirit that left physicians and family in awe.

Sue’s circle of friends was large and ever-growing, including her King Street UCC Church family, tennis gals, dinner club, IBM GNO (Girl’s Night Out), thrift shop ‘boutique’ gals, book club, Richter Park Arts, former Pawling Cheerleading squad, yoga buddies, concert groups, and Quaker Lake lovers as just a few of her friend groups she socialized with on a regular basis.

Susan had the rare ability to have perfect strangers reveal their entire life story in a matter of moments with her incessant, curious questioning, even during her last days with the kind and compassionate people at Regional Hospice in Danbury. And, more often than not, she would somehow consistently connect the dots back to her cherished hometown of Pawling, New York, and marvel at the six degrees of separation of the rest of the world and Pawling.

We would be remiss not acknowledging her favorite boyfriends, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic, in no particular order, and with Art’s full knowledge. We know Sue will be smiling down on all lucky enough to love her, keeping a careful eye on tennis scores and thrift shop displays. And for the friends and family left behind, we will continue to marvel at the beauty and love she shared to everyone she met.

Friends are invited to celebrate a life well lived Saturday, August 17th, 2019 10:00 am at King Street (UCC) United Church of Christ (201 S. King Street, Danbury, CT 06811). Donations to honor Susan Roberts will be graciously accepted at King Street Church, Richter Association for the Arts, Regional Hospice & Palliative Care, Danbury.

“Only happy tears please! Love, Sue Hugs!”

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  • FAMILY

  • Susan leaves behind her beloved husband Arthur Roberts (Danbury); her best boys, sons Jason Kane (Donata, Springfield, VA) and Eric Kane (Atlanta, GA); stepdaughter Annie Roberts (Mariano), Danbury; stepsons Andrew Roberts (Ann Marie, New Milford) and Timothy Roberts (Beaufort, SC); and her amazing grands: Colin, Lainey, and Leia (Eric); Alex and Olivia (Jason), Adam and Katelyn (Andrew); brother Hale Mayer (Cheryl); sister-in-law Judy Mayer (Pawling); cherished nephew and niece Michael Kane and Kathy Kane; scores of relatives and far more friends than humanly possible

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Ellen Bourne

August 5, 2019

Out of college my first professional job with IBM is credited to Sue.
She was a wonderful, caring lady inside and out.

Ellen Bourne

Laura Winch

August 5, 2019

Sue, you were a good friend and we talked about so many things through the years. We had a lot of fun time years ago at IBM. Doing the Blood Drives for years, we always had a theme for each season, and I made my cookies. I always remember you on the phone saying "back again". You always made me laugh, I loved hearing about your boys and their children and all their adventures. You were a kind soul and a good person. I will miss you. Jesus will welcome you into his kingdom with open arms, you will be out of pain and everything will be perfect.

God Bless you,

Laura Murphy-Winch

Mary Ann Griffin

August 5, 2019

My life was fuller with you as a friend.

"Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear."

Rest in peace.

Love,
Mary Ann

Mary Ann Griffin

August 5, 2019

My life was fuller because you were my friend.

"Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear."

Rest in peace.

Love,
Mary Ann

Mary Dunkle

August 4, 2019

Sue was our neighbor for 25 years and she was everything you would want a neighbor to be – kind, helpful, gracious, and supportive. I love that parishioners at King Street Church have been bringing flowers for the altar as a tribute to Sue. I’ll never hear the poem “She walks in beauty” without thinking of Sue.

Ron and Jacki Cooper

August 4, 2019

We are stunned to learn of Sue's passing. We worked with Sue at IBM -- she was great to work with... always smiling and very professional. Last time we saw her was in the Thrift Shop at King Street church at one of the recent lasagna dinners. We will definitely miss seeing her always-smiling face in the future. Unfortunately we are unable to attend her service because we'll be out of town. Hugs, sincere condolences, and prayers for strength to her family.
Hugs,
Ron and Jacki Cooper
New Fairfield, CT

Kate Surovy

August 3, 2019

Sue’s kindness, generosity and contagious smile made everyone at church feel welcome. She often contacted me when something came into the thrift shop that she thought I could use for the kids. When the choir was singing, we could always look out and see Sue’s bright smile as she listened to every note. She will be missed.

Janet Casino

August 3, 2019

Sue, I am happy you are at peace. My life was so much better because you were my friend. I will miss you and the many things we did together.

Rest In Peace ....
Love, Jan

Melody Montgomery

August 3, 2019

Forever young and beautiful!!!
A more beautiful soul you could not find!
Grace and elegance defined.
A spirit that will never die!!!
Enjoy the beauty of heaven.
Praying for peace for her beloved family.

Jane Sanger

August 3, 2019

When you were talking with Sue, you felt like you were the only one in the room. She knew the "art of conversation" and could have taught a course in it! Her style, her strength, her many interests, her love, made her a very well loved friend to so many. I was blessed to be one of them.

I am so thankful for her family who took such loving care of Sue during the past year and especially these last few weeks. God bless you all for your dedicated, loving care for this beautiful lady.

Our hearts are broken but we rejoice in the knowledge that Sue is fully restored and rejoicing in the presence of her Lord and Savior.

FROM THE FAMILY