Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Susan Ann Poitras

January 20, 1957November 24, 2019

Susan A. (Haydt) Poitras, age 62 of New Bedford passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of David Poitras with whom they shared 39 loving years together.

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Dorothy (Mello) Haydt. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School and attended U-Mass in Dartmouth. Susan worked as a Hostess at Thad’s Steakhouse in New Bedford till closing and was Manager at Pumpernickels in Fairhaven for 30 years. She enjoyed going to Aruba with family and friends, cruising, and Foxwoods. Her passion was cooking for her family and would be found most times in her kitchen.

In addition to her husband, Susan is survived by her twin sister Carol Haydt of New Bedford; two sister-in-laws Deborah Poitras of New Bedford and Theresa Haydt of Rhode Island; two brother-in-laws Brian Poitras of Falmouth and Bruce Poitras and his fiancé Kelly of Acushnet, and several nieces and nephews; one great nephew and one great niece. She was the sister of the late Alan Haydt.

Services will be scheduled at a later date for all to attend. Arrangements are in the care of ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA. For on-line tributes please visit our website at: www.rock-funeralhome.com


  • Services to be annouced at a later date


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Brenda Farrell

November 30, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Susan. May God hold your family near, especially during this time.
David, I pray that your memories of many years of happiness together, lightens the weight of this difficult time.
My condolences to you all.