COE NEBOLSINE, SUSAN WHITE Susan White Coe Nebolsine, age 68 of Cheshire and beloved wife of Alexander Nebolsine, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 surrounded by her children and family after a courageous 18 month battle with ALS. Born on May 23, 1943 in New Haven, she was the daughter of Dr. Robert M. and Eleanor Lowe White. Susan attended Day Prospect Hill High School in New Haven and then Beloit College in Beloit, WI. where she met and married Alan Charles Coe (deceased, 1990). She had three children, Deborah White Coe, John Scott Coe, and Margaret Louise Coe before she and Mr. Coe were divorced in 1972. Susan raised her children and worked at the Naugatuck Congregational Church day care center until she returned to school at Southern Connecticut University where she became very interested in women's issues and received a BA in history with a minor in sociology in 1978. In 1979 Susan moved to Washington, DC where she received her Master's degree in Political Science. Susan returned to Connecticut in 1982 and managed the Bride's room of Michael's Jewelry Store in downtown New Haven until her retirement in 1991. Susan met her current husband, Alex, while working at Michael's and they were married in 1993. Susan was passionate about animals her entire life and became actively involved in the Small Paws rescue service for Bichon Frisee's during the latter part of her life. Susan was also a voracious reader and enjoyed needlework and spirited political discussions. She and her husband were fortunate to have visited Russia several years ago. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Deborah Curtiss and her husband Mark of Chelmsford, MA, Scott Coe and his wife Denise of Charlotte, NC; Peggy Campbell and her husband Sherlock of Cheshire, CT. She is survived as well by her siblings Robert and his wife Julie of Chatham, NH; David White and his betrothed Jackie Jones of Milford, CT and Katherine Buick and her husband Bill of New Haven, CT. Susan was also the devoted Grandmother of Margaret Eleanor Curtiss and Alexander Philip Curtiss of Chelmsford, MA and Zachary Allen Coe and Jennifer Marie O'Hearn of Charlotte, NC. Susan will also be missed by her many dear friends and her beloved Bichon Frisee, Junie B. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. at the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meetinghouse Ln., Orange, CT. 06477. Interment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hamden, CT. Arrangements are being handled by the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. 06460. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. 1579 Straits Tpke. Unit C, Middlebury, CT 06762.
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Published in New Haven Register on June 9, 2011