Susan Marie Gieras

February 7, 1965October 6, 2020

Susan Marie Gieras, 55, born February 7, 1965, and raised in East Hartford, passed unexpectedly and peacefully at her home in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Joseph J. Gieras, Jr. and Edith (Roberts) Gieras of East Hartford. Susan was a graduate of East Catholic High School in Manchester, Class of 1983, New Britain Stenographic Institute, and the Court Reporting Institute of Texas. She served as a Court Stenographer in Connecticut for many years, and most recently with the Office of Special Narcotics, Grand Jury, in New York City. She was passionate about her career choice, proud of her accomplishments, and enjoyed every minute of her working career. Susan found gratification in helping others sort through their problems or by just simply lending a listening ear. Her generous spirit was truly fulfilled when she could reach out and help family, friends, acquaintances, neighbors, or even strangers. She left a lasting impression wherever life led her. Susan was definitely the poster child for “when life throws you lemons, you make lemonade”. Due to her positive demeanor and uncanny sense of humor, Susan was sought after for volunteerism, whether it be the Red Cross, Soup Kitchens, or shelters, or church functions, she could never say NO. Her personality was larger than life and her heart was even bigger. Susan will be remembered as a devout Catholic, a loyal friend, and loving and caring daughter, sister and aunt, whose family meant the world to her. She is survived by her mother Edie, her brother Michael, her sister Pamela, and one very special niece, Kacie Lamb, and several cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Peace Church of St. Edmond Campion Parish, 370 May Road, East Hartford. Burial will follow at Silver Lane Cemetery, East Harford. There are no calling hours. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church on Monday morning and please wear a face covering and adhere to all of the state regulations. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Susan’s name may be made to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA 02339. The D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


  • Brain Aneurysm Foundation


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, October 19, 2020


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Karen Griffin

October 20, 2020

To the Gieras Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Hoping that comfort and peace may come to you with the loving memories of Susan. And may you find strength in the love of family and friends.
Karen Griffin

Yvonne Leger

October 19, 2020

Edie: My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You've had such a tough time recently and I want you to know I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Yvonne Leger

Craig Jordan

October 19, 2020

Edie - Christine and I were so saddened when we heard the news of Susan's passing. I just feel compelled to send you this note. There were many people in the East Hartford School System that I just loved working with ,and calling my friend, and that list certainly includes you. We both send our thoughts and prayers your way and know that Susan remains in your heart forever.
All our love,
Christine & Craig Jordan

David&Ann Flanagan

October 18, 2020

Edie. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to you.

Gayle Whittaker

October 18, 2020

Sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful and talented daughter Susan. God needed another Angel! May God be your strength during this difficult time. Prayers and love sent to all.

Gayle Whittaker
Former HOLY TRINITY HIGH Classmate
East Hartford, CT

Gerry and Dot Pedneault

October 17, 2020

Edie, Pam and family, Gerry and I offer you our sincere sympathy on the death of Susan. Such a wonderful life cut short so soon. We are praying for you and for Susan. We will not be able to attend Susan's funeral, but will be attending the graveside services. Peace and love to the family, God bless, Dot

Sandy Gineo

October 17, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Sue at the New Britain Court Reporters office for many years. She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

Joan Zimmerman

October 16, 2020

You are for me and Joan in your new life. I cannot express what I feel from your passing. Our neighborhood was unique when the Gieras family moved in the house behinds us. And always a pot of coffee was awaiting for us any time when we came to your house. They became part of our family of friends and they were there for our picnics, events, dances, and social parties. Our children grew up together, The Gierras', Mailloux's, Octagan's, were something that seldom occurs in neighbor friendships. We played together, had picnics together, went to events together, dined together, and had birthday's together.
Our children lived together in a family relationship that exceeds all love and companionship that exceeds all understanding.
God, please take care of our beautiful child. We will join you soon where we can enjoy you and our times together in a beautiful life that cannot be better than we had before.
Go with us, my beautiful child, for all who everyone loves you.
Love from and me and Joan.

brian godwin

October 16, 2020

Dear Edie... so sorry to hear this tragic news... thankfully, our Father's house has many rooms... and, i pray that he continues to catch every tear, and comfort those who mourn. I will always remember that crazy Memorial Day working on your deck, with Lee and Susan... i am sure you have a lifetime of happy memories.. may they be a comfort to you now.... much love, Brian.. and Bonnie, too!!

Father Charles Jacobs

October 15, 2020

I lit a candle in our Church of Holy Trinity this morning in memory of Susan. May her soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. I will hold her family in prayer.


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