71, daughter of the late Betty and Austin Lee, passed away on June 25.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, she attended The Philadelphia High School for Girls, graduating in 1966, and then Connecticut College, graduating in 1970 with a B.A. in Economics. Sue received an M.A. in Student Personnel Administration from The Ohio State University and remained a devoted Buckeyes football fan for the rest of her life. After returning to Connecticut College to work as a Career Placement Officer for several years, Sue enrolled in The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received her MBA in 1976. She then began a 27-year career at Northern Trust Company in Chicago during which she served the bank in various capacities, primarily in Chicago but including assignments in New York, London, and Stamford, CT. At the time of her retirement in 2003 she was the Chief Administrative/Operating Officer for Northern Trust Global Investments. During her time in Chicago, Sue became an avid Chicago Cubs fan, particularly rejoicing in the Cubs long-awaited World Series victory in 2016. An unfortunate accident in 2005 left Sue quadriplegic, and she remained in the Delaware Valley thereafter to be close to her family. Although confined to a wheelchair and dependent on a ventilator, she persevered in the face of her disability with determination and outlived her life expectancy by many years. Sue continued to follow business, politics and sports closely and to enjoy music which provided pleasure and comfort to her throughout her life. Above all else, she remained devoted to her friends and family and particularly enjoyed visits from her group of Connecticut College friends and her former Northern Trust colleagues as well as her nieces and nephews. Sue is survived by her sister Nancy Lee Papay (John) and her brothers Thomas H. Lee, II (Mary McTernan), and Robert A. Lee (Nancy) as well as her nephew John P. Papay and her nieces Kate Weingart, Elizabeth Lee and Rebecca Lee. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to Connecticut College (270 Monhegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320) or The Apollo Chorus of Chicago (332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 121-A37, Chicago, IL 60604). Services entrusted to West Laurel Hill Funeral Home, Inc., Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. westlaurelhill.com