Susan Roots, 72, of Milford, beloved wife of William W. Roots, passed away May 19, 2021. Susan was born on August 25, 1948, in Pawtucket, RI to the late William B. and Grace E. Klepsak.
In addition to her husband, Bill, Susan is survived by her daughter, Kimberly S. Roots and her husband Nathaniel E. Fredman and their daughter Grace A. Fredman of New York City, NY; daughter, Kelley E. Kennedy and her husband Derrik M. Kennedy and their children Caleb W. and Eisley G. Kennedy of Old Saybrook, CT; brother, William F. Klepsak and Sandra Small of North Attleboro, MA; sister-in-law, Katherine Mohr and her husband Kenneth of Avon Lake, OH.
Susan graduated with Honors from William E. Tollman High School in Pawtucket, RI, Class of 1966. She graduated from New England Baptist School of Nursing in Boston, MA, Class of 1969. On September 23, 1972, she married William W. Roots of Mansfield, MA, at Darlington Congregational Church in Pawtucket, RI and they resided in Greenfield, NH from 1972 to 1983. She worked as an RN at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA, Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, NH, Greenfield, NH, Fire Department Rescue Squad, Milford Hospital, Milford, CT, and as School RN for the Hamden, CT, Board of Education and Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, CT. From 1983 to the present, Susan and Bill resided in Milford, CT. Susan was a member of First United Church of Christ Congregational in town and was also a member of their Women’s Fellowship. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, craft work, travel, family gatherings and being surrounded by her grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 7, at 11 am at First United Church of Christ, Congregational, 34 W. Main St., Milford CT. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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