Brown, Susanne

Brown, Susanne

Ellsworth — Susanne Schoentzler Brown of Ellsworth passed away on Tuesday, March 28th at the age of 79 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, surrounded by her family.

Susanne was born in Newport, Rhode Island to Nataline and Paul Schoentzler on April 30th, 1937. She attended Willimantic State Teachers College.  She later married Robert Brown and lived and taught in Norwalk.  Susanne and her family moved to Ellsworth, Maine in 1971.

Susanne is survived by her 5 children, Linda Patten (husband Steve), Paul Brown (wife Karen), Andrew Brown (wife Tamara), Amy Brushwein (husband John) and Peter Brown along with grandchildren Melissa, Bethany (husband Bob), Jimmie (wife Becky), Jennifer, Jared, Alex, Lexi, Palmer, Austin, Jacob and Jaden and great grandchildren, George, Oliver, Nolan and Ruby with another to join the family soon.

“Nanny Sue” as she was called by many, enjoyed caring for children more than anything else in life. Her in-home daycare was a second home to so many that have shared fond memories of her.   She had many wonderful friends that later in her life would take her for rides, out to eat, shopping, and watch her favorite team with her – the Red Sox.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, never missing anyone’s birthday or anniversary.

A prayer service and celebration of life will be held on Sunday, April 2nd for family and friends downstairs at the Ellsworth Congregational Church at 2pm.   A private interment will be held later in the spring.

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4 Condolences

  • Liza and Greg Posted March 30, 2017 5:27 pm

    Our condolences to all of the Brown family members

  • Gary and Abby Kuhn Posted April 1, 2017 8:25 am

    We would like to offer your family our deepest and most sincere condolences.
    Sue’s kindness was epitomized by C.J. Peterson when he said , “Hearts that beat to the tune of kindness can change the rhythm of the world”. She will be missed

  • Mary K. Brown Posted April 1, 2017 4:29 pm

    I send my condolences to you all and know that Sue will be missed by her large and loving family.
    I have many fond memories of my sister-in-law, and especially appreciate how much she cherished her children.
    Love to all,
    Mary K Brown

  • Melodee Boyd Posted April 10, 2017 8:06 pm

    Sincere sympathy to the family of Susanne. My Dad (Grant) was your Mom’s cousin. We stopped in Ellsworth to visit Aunt Nat a few times. We always enjoyed their visits when they came to Nova Scotia. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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