OBITUARY

Susan Marie Scholler

January 14, 1957January 4, 2020
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Susan Marie Scholler of Monroe, CT entered eternal rest after a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer on January 4, 2020.

Born in New York City on January 14, 1957, Susan was the 2nd of 5 children of Victor and Marie Hoyecki.

In 1985, she married her devoted husband of 34 years, Gregg Scholler. Susan is the beloved mother of 3 children – Jennifer Zaniewski (Doug), Daniel Scholler (fiancé Kelly Gillen), and Jillian Scholler. Susan is predeceased by her father, Victor, and survived by her mother, Marie Hoyecki and siblings Ellen Nelson, Victor Hoyecki Jr. (Nancy), Tricia Rosin (Frank) and Robert Hoyecki and 10 nieces and nephews.

A radiant mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, coworker. A whole hearted lover of everybody and everything in life. Special, understanding, smart, amazing, nice, and inspirational all described the joy of Susan.

Susan graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1979, where she was awarded numerous meritorious service awards during her college life. She worked for United Engineers in Philadelphia in her first work position to 1982, then transferred to Seabrook, New Hampshire to work at the construction of the Nuclear Power Plant. In 1986 she started working for Turner Construction in Norwalk, Connecticut. Susan was instrumental in the growth of Turner’s construction operations in Connecticut, serving as an engineer and estimator. Working for Turner was a source of great pride with Susan, and she cherished all the friendships created during the 32 years at Turner.

In her hometown of Monroe, Susan was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for multiple terms. Susan also helped run the Masuk High School All Sports Booster Club for eight years, volunteering countless hours fundraising for the student athletes at Masuk High School.

Her passion was taking care of her children, supporting and guiding loved ones, playing cards and games with family and friends, hosting parties, going to the beach, reading, writing essays, volunteering, and planning extravagant vacations.

Friends may celebrate that Susan’s life is at peace and free of pain on Thursday, January 9, 2020, 4pm – 8pm at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 10, 2020, 11am at St. Jude Parish Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT. Burial to immediately follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT.

The family strongly requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made at Closer to Free, Yale-New Haven/Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Burial Friday, January 10, 2020

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Joe Capasso

January 9, 2020

What an amazing and wonderful person. My deepest condolences to the family.
God Bless.
Joe Capasso

Rich Kalriess

January 8, 2020

Susan was a great friend and she and I collaborated on many engineering efforts throughout her years at Turner. She made what is normally a tedious process less than work with her lightheartedness and wit . I will truly miss her.

Jim Ian

January 8, 2020

Gregg and Family... I am so sorry to hear of Susan's passing. I remember her as an energetic and friendly woman who was so committed to her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Kathleen Doherty Czikowsky

January 8, 2020

Susan had a very kind and calming way about her that helped many. Her work ethic was top notch. She was always there to share her intellect and professionalism with everyone. Susan was legendary.

Kathy Giles

January 7, 2020

Susan and I have been friends since grade school. I spent a lifetime looking up to her ...smart, funny and a great Mom and wife.
We were fortunate to take a road trip to Az and Ca with my family where the highlights (other than the tourist stops) were tweezing our eyebrows into little lines and sleeping the days away in the back of a 72 station wagon. We recently laughed about the eyebrows...again’
I will always remember her generosity, her love of family and friends and her laugh. Her friendship means the world to me!

Joe Rossetti

January 7, 2020

Over many years we at Turner had the pleasure to work with Susan. Helpful, guiding, smart, funny, precise, thorough, professional, patient, so dependable. She was the consummate teammate. Gosh, we’ll all miss you Susan. Godspeed on your new and finer journey. We can only hope that we’ll be fortunate enough to be on your team again.

Cheryl Elliot

January 7, 2020

We were practically neighbors. We lived one street apart and we shared the same house number 22. It wasn’t uncommon for either of us to receive each other’s mail. Our oldest daughters we’re friends and we became fast friends too. I have to say that I enjoyed talking with Susan. She actually told me she had cancer in the Big Y a while ago, I knew something was up. I will without a doubt keep her in my heart.

Linda Scarpato-Place

January 7, 2020

I've known Susan since first grade. She was a wonderful person inside and out. She had such a great positive outlook on life! When we were in high school, she came in the city with me to work at my father's printing company. My memory of that day was her laughter! She had the gift to make anything fun, no matter how tedious. I'm sure she is sharing her laughter in heaven!

Mina Freehill

January 6, 2020

Susan was my friend for 57 years—through kindergarten, grammar school, high school, weddings, babies. Through good times and bad. I had my first car accident in front of her house—which her father never let me forget!—and I was with her the weekend Gregg proposed. She was the best kind of friend—loyal, smart, strong—though she didn’t always see In herself the things other people saw. I was lucky to have had her as a friend for 50+ years. My only regret is that she won’t be here for the next 50. Love and sympathy to those who loved her.

Mina Freehill

January 5, 2020

Susan was my friend for 57 years—through kindergarten, grammar school, high school, weddings, babies. Through good times and bad. I had my first car accident in front of her house—which her father never let me forget!—and I was with her the weekend Gregg proposed. She was the best kind of friend—loyal, smart, strong—though she didn’t always see In herself the things other people saw. I was lucky to have had her as a friend for 50+ years. My only regret is that she won’t be here for the next 50. Love and sympathy to those who loved her.

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