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Josephine M. (Bertolini) Suchanek

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Josephine M. (Bertolini) Suchanek Obituary
Josephine M. (Bertolini) Suchanek, 86, died July 11, 2013, at the Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, FL. She was born in Haddam, CT, daughter of Davide and Theresa Bertolini. Formerly of Durham, then Middetown, CT, she became a permanent resident of Florida in 2003. During WWII, she worked at Pratt Read Co. in Ivoryton, CT, building gliders for the U.S. Army. Later she worked in Music Therapy at Conn. Valley Hospital (CVH) in Middletown, retiring in 1982 after 25 years of dedicated service. She also volunteered 4 years at Molly's House in Stuart. 'Josie' showed love and kindness to all she met and her smile, beautiful blue eyes and laughter were truly contagious. Survivors include her son, Dr. Tom Suchanek, Jr. and wife, Cindy of Carmichael, CA, and her daughter, Nancy Elzin, RN and husband, Bob of Stuart, FL. She also leaves 4 grandsons: Andrew and Zachary Suchanek, Douglas and Brent Nyman, 2 great granddaughters, Emily and Ashly Nyman, as well as a much loved niece and nephew, Sharon Sima and Bob Mojzis. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Thomas H. Suchanek Sr., 3 brothers, John, Aldo and Mario Bertolini, 5 sisters, Alma Bertolini, Mary Guthrie, Jane Gleifert, Sylvia Rezendes and Perina (Lombardo) Marquis. A memorial service and reception will be held on August 3rd at 10:30am at Higganum Congregational Church, 23 Parsonage Rd., Higganum, CT 06441. Inurnment will follow at the Burr Cemetery in Higganum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th St., 8th Floor, NY, NY 10022.

Published in The Middletown Press on July 27, 2013
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