Susan Mellin James has passed away on the 5th of October 2021. She died at the age of 78.
The cause of her death has not been published.
Susan Mellin James was born to Henry and Viola Mellin in St. Louis on April 20, 1943. She received her RN at Vassar Brothers Hospital in 1965 and was one of the first hospice nurses in CT.
She graduated with BA from Connecticut College, where she won the Suzanne K. Langer award in philosophy, and her MSN from Yale University.
She was an agile ballroom dancer, and loved to read, paint, and solve the NYT crossword puzzles.
She also enjoyed walking and bike riding in Vero Beach, Florida. Most of all, she loved her family.
Susan is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Warner T. “Jim”, her three children, Jim (Anne), Heather, and Steve (Melissa), 4 grandchildren, Mary, Jimmy, Chris, and Peter, her sisters, Carolyn (Barry) Gillman, Nancy (Hugh) McCracken, her brother, Bobby (Pat) Mellin, her brother-in-law Bin (Jaz), her goddaughter, Susan Harkins, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with Susan’s family on Monday, October 11th from 10:30-11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church of the Visitation, 54 Grove Street Clinton, CT. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Burial at West Cemetery in Madison.