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Susan D. Clark

May 18, 1957 — January 20, 2022

Susan D. Clark, 64, of Rindge, NH died peacefully, after a 15-year struggle with breast cancer, on January 20, 2022, in her home while surrounded by family.
She was born on May 18, 1957, in Camden, NJ to Roland and Florence (Kelly) Collins. Susan grew up in New Jersey, Florida and North Carolina. She was a 1974 graduate of Lely High School in Naples, FL. After attending various colleges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania she eventually completed her goal of becoming a Registered Nurse by attending New Hampshire Vocational Technical School in Claremont, earning an AS in Nursing in 1988.
She worked as a Registered Nurse at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, NH, then as a Visiting Nurse with the Visiting Nurses Association in Bellows Falls, Vt, then in Med / Surge / ICU at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, NH, and finally as the Friday Telemonitoring Nurse at Home Healthcare Hospice and Community Services – HCS in Keene, NH. She had a heart for nursing that left its mark on both colleagues and patients, which has not been forgotten.
Susan met her beloved husband, Wayne C. Clark in September,1976 and they married on February 4, 1977, in Mt. Holly, NJ. They began to grow their family with three beautiful daughters: Elizabeth, Susanne and Mary. Susan found great pride in being a mother. Their years were spent in New Jersey, then Florida, then Vermont and finally Rindge, NH. She home schooled all her children. She was an avid reader, a critical thinker and a devout Catholic. Her favorite book was Margaret Mitchel's “Gone With The Wind” and she shared her wealth of knowledge by teaching literature and history at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Richmond, NH.
She enjoyed her time outdoors and being active in her hobbies, such as cross-country skiing and kayaking. She found pleasure and skill in redecorating many houses. Her maternal nature crossed into her role as a grandmother. She loved to entertain her grandchildren at the camp on the lake. She was fond of animals and all pets were fond of her, especially her beloved dog, Chessie.
Susan is preceded in death by her parents and her premature baby.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne C. Clark of Rindge, NH, her daughters Elizabeth and Jeffrey French of New Ipswich, NH, Susanne and Nathan Doremus of Jaffrey, NH, and Mary and Hector Bedard of Rindge, NH, her sister, Florence Ann Barnett of Tabernacle, NJ, her brother, Roland Collins of North Fort Myers, FL, and twenty grandchildren: Ella, Jeffrey, John, James, Joseph, Clara, Jeremy, and Charlotte French of New Ipswich, NH, George, Harold, Owen, Charlton, and Luke Doremus of Jaffrey, NH, and Hector, Roland, Kathleen, Cora, Randal, Colin, and Lily Bedard of Rindge, NH, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River Street Jaffrey, NH 03452.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 28, 2022, at 11:00 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 87 Main Street Jaffrey, NH 03452.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Susan’s name to Foundation Hematology and Oncology, Nashua, or Home HealthCare Hospice – HCS of Keene, NH

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, January 27, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center

33 River Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452-0486

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, January 28, 2022

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