Sondra Sue Willis Hewey

July 19, 1950February 10, 2021

Sondra Sue Willis Hewey passed away at home on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. She was known by several names: Sondra, Sandy, Suzie, Sister. She leaves behind her companion of over 25 years, Merrill Piper. Siblings Ernie Hewey, Theresa Calderon, and Glen Hewey. Her parents were Theoredore and Mary Hewey.

Sondra was born in Springfield, Vermont and spent time growing up in Charlestown and Claremont, New Hampshire and it was here in Claremont where she received her education.

She loved visiting with friends and had many over the years. She could hang out all day drinking coffee and chatting going from one restaurant to another. Coffee being almost the only thing that she drank. She also loved kids. She’d put on her dumb kid voice and would begin talking to the kid. Often she would end by giving them some type of a gift. She could have a very big heart.

Sondra had several talents too. She would bake up tasty foods. She could knit and crochet making kid toys, clothing, beautiful afghans, and slippers that her brother loved and could wear out 2 pairs a year. She had a tailoring business and designed entire dresses for entire wedding parties. She also worked flagging and in restaurants.

She was loved by and will be missed by all.


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Helen Chen

February 28, 2021

Suzie was an amazing person. When I first met her, it was at my restaurant with her brother. She was super funny and always had a cheery attitude. She became friends with me and her small talk always lifted me up. She used to come around and help out at the restaurant, an important person to me and my family. I remember her remarks fondly and remember her quirks, like how she always seemed to have a cup of coffee with her. I will always remember her for being a loving and kind person.

Jeryl Hewey

February 28, 2021

Aunt Susie never had children of her own, but always loved me like her own son. I think this was an extension of her close relationship with my father, but I always appreciated the special interest she showed in my life and care that she offered in whatever way she could when we saw each other. She would show her caring from small pieces of advice and thoughtful questions about how I was doing, to gestures of support that were grand to the point of symbolic. I’ll always remember one year that had been disruptive for the family, when all of is had recently left homes we had been in for a long time for other places. When we came together at Christmas, she tried to bring the whole spirit of the season with her, bringing many gifts and food to share with everyone. Even though it was a hard Christmas that year, I was inspired by her willingness to go beyond in trying to make everyone feel at home together. She was loved, appreciated, and will be missed.

Glen Hewey

February 27, 2021

Just Having Fun

Sister Suzie loved helping people and arguing even more.
Suzie loved being important, helpful, and kind to people.
I always hoped she could feel how much people cared for her &
how much I cared too.

Over the years, I had fun with Sister:
Running through the sprinkles at Wheelock park.
Listening to Local Talk Radio & Paul Harvey mornings, then soft
70s music afternoons. I still listen to all of these today.
Evening swims at Otter Brook and cook outs.
Going to Friendly’s for ice cream over the years.
Cheering on our favorite Bed Racing Team speeding down Main
Street at the annual Street Fair.
Having pizza for the 1st time in my life at Pizza Palace.
Imagine me watching General Hospital with her. I preferred
other shows we shared- Chico & The Man, Hawaii Five O, & Green Acres. The Mod Squad which led to running around in the
house & even running around at Nick’s restaurant until Dad
ended our fun, but I think it was worth it for both of us.

As sisters are “made” for- she gave me many laughs.
Watching her melt a plastic fork in kielbasa even though Dad told
her to use metal.
Watching Sister drive up Main Street, yelling at people to get out
of the way while she was actually driving up the sidewalk & not
in the street. She did love chasing sirens.

Another thing that sisters seem “made” for- amazement & Sister
had several amazing talents.
Suzie had years of baking tasty foods.
She could knit & crochet. She made beautiful items, kid toys,
afghans & slippers that I loved (wearing out 2 pairs a yr).
She was a tailor owning a store making entire wedding party”s
She made friends over the years & was always ready to help.
She loved her coffee and drank almost nothing else. She always
looked forward to me cooking for her and loved calling me. I will
miss her.

May she rest well and relax.
From her brother who always appreciated all she did for him, Glen