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Susan Clapp Batting

AGE: 77 • Rumson

Susan Clapp Batting, affectionately known as Susie, age 77, of Rumson, New Jersey died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on September 6th, 2017. Susie is survived by her children; Heather and husband Jim Mulvihill of Greenwood Village, CO, Richard and partner, Marshall Prosswimmer of Fair Haven, NJ, Kerry and partner Susan Force of Rumson, NJ, and Lindsay and husband Joshua Bomstein of Tampa, FL, as well as grandchildren; Seamas, Connor, Tucker and Maggie Mulvihill, and Will, Phoebe, and Isabel Bomstein, her brother Richard William Clapp and wife Jo-Ann of Hamburg, NJ, and brother and sisters-in-law, Robert and Joan Batting of Barrington, R.I, Doug and Barbara Batting of Little Silver, NJ, Ann and Kell Morley of York, ME, Ken Morley of West Lebanon, NH, as well as many nieces, nephews, countless friends, her most amazing caregiver, Verna, and her dear four legged companion , Betty. Susie was predeceased by her beloved husband William Graham Batting, her parents, Richard Holmes and Ruth Wilke Clapp, her sister Joan Clapp and brother Neale Clapp and his wife Marcia.

Our dear Susie Q was a lover of red lipstick and clip on earrings, east coast beaches, cloudless skies, music (especially jazz, like Stan Getz and Dave Brubeck), cocktail hour, the Caribbean, flowers, babies, great books, golden retrievers, her incredible girlfriends whom she considered family, and above all, her children and grandchildren.

Susie spent her early years in Maplewood, New Jersey, the third daughter of four children. She graduated from Columbia High School where she met the love of her life, Bill. She attended Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ and later worked in the Essex County Probation Department and as a nursery school teacher.

After raising her children in Chatham Township and then Scottsdale, Arizona, Susie and Bill moved to Rumson in 1993. Susie has been a long time member of Chapel Beach Club, several local bridge groups and the Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club, her favorite spot to enjoy a gin and tonic watch the sun set over the Navasink.

The quintessential social butterfly with the brightest of smiles, a twinkle in her brown eyes, and her jingling charm bracelet, Susie was an amateur weather forecaster, an avid bridge player and will long be remembered for her infectious laugh, and her ability to make great friends always and anywhere. She will be sorely missed and forever adored for her sense of humor, optimistic outlook, her warmth, compassion and genuine interest in others.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 16th at The First Presbyterian Church of Rumson at 2:00 in the afternoon. Join us in wearing bright cheerful colors in honor of Susie.

In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of Susie's contagious smile and generous spirit, those who wish may contribute to Smile Train, Monmouth County SPCA, or . Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank was entrusted with her arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 10, 2017
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