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Susan St. John

August 17, 1952 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Susan Grant St. John, 65, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was born on August 17, 1951 in New Haven, the daughter of the late William and Helen Mulligan Grant.

She lived in New Haven for many years. She graduated from Daniel Hand High School and went on to further her education and obtained her LPN certification. After working at Yale-New Haven Hospital for many years, she moved to Washington D.C. and worked at several hospitals. Returning to CT, she worked at Watrus Nursing Home in Madison.

In recent years Susan was on the Board of Directors for the Center for Disability Rights in West Haven. She left that position to work directly with the clients of CDR. She loved her job and was always willing to help out in any capacity in the office. She was a strong advocate and worked hard to make life easier for the clients of CDR. She coordinated a monthly support group and attended several rallies in Hartford to support the needs of the CDR clients. She returned to CDR and volunteered her services after being laid off by the state. She loved to travel and enjoyed visiting Ireland. She was an avid reader, an accomplished baker and cake decorator, a talented painter and crafter. She always looked forward to spending time with her family, spending time at the beach and taking care of her cats.

Our family wishes to thank the Hospice medical staff at Smilow Cancer Center. We express our deep gratitude for the compassionate care of Susan on North Pavilion 12.

Susan is survived by her husband, Nick, of Madison; her sisters Kathleen (Richard) Thompson of Middletown and Helen (David) Nichols of Madison; her brother William Grant of Bethel Park, PA; her nieces Kelly Thompson and Heather Varano; nephews Jason and Mathew Nichols; her lifelong friend Ellen (Phillip) Scully of Piermont, NH. Susan will be dearly missed. To honor Susan, donations in her memory may be made to the .
Published in The New Haven Register on Aug. 18, 2017

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