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Margaret Suzanne Montegut

Seattle, Washington

Apr 15, 1938 – Nov 20, 2021 (Age 83)


April 15, 1938
November 20, 2021
Seattle, Washington


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Harvey Family Funeral Home Obituary

Born April 15, 1938 in Seattle; died November 20, 2021 in Seattle. Graduated Seattle   University with a BS in Nursing  

Survived by Ferdinand, her loving husband of 57 years; her son, Michael (Jennifer); grandchildren, Miles and Claire, and Sydney and Evan; (children of deceased son Christian); her   brothers, Thomas, Bob, Lawrence, Gerald, Scott, Paul, and Patrick Grimm, and their   large   extended families.  

Preceded in death by her son Christian; and her brothers, Peter and Christopher Grimm.  

SUZY (her preferred name) devoted her life to helping others. She was a nurse in the US Army for 3 years. When not in nursing, as our family grew, she volunteered with numerous organizations including: local schools and Hospice. When her two sons became more independent, she returned to nursing as senior clinical nurse at BenHaven Residence for Autistic   Children and Adults, in North Haven, CT. She put her heart and soul into care for the residents,   many of whom had no family or financial support. She provided quality clothing, and entertainment such as movies, sports, dining etc. to these forgotten residents. She frequently   hosted residents at her home for lunch and a swim. Suzy believed that each of us can contribute and make a difference in the world and in the lives of others. This guiding principle defined her life of service.    

Suzy traveled extensively with Monte and their kids as they were a US Army family. She and Monte lived in Germany, Panama, and several US states. While stationed in Germany and Panama, Suzy traveled to see many countries in Europe (England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium) and many in Central and South America (Columbia, Peru, Costa Rica).   She loved to collect keepsakes of cultural and historical significance and her home was decorated with items from all over the world. While in Panama Canal Zone she enjoyed boating, water skiing and tennis, winning the Canal Zone Open on two occasions.    

Suzy seemed to always be working on some project. Many of the family’s Christmas ornaments were beautiful pieces she made. Suzy was also an avid gardener and her lawn always looked like a country club. She loved to spend hours perfecting the layout, planting, and care of her gardens. She was able to do so much because she worked incredibly long hours, often getting up well before the sun and turning  the lights out long after the rest of us were asleep.    

Most of all, Suzy’s life was defined by service to care for others. When she wasn’t working as a nurse or formally volunteering, she was helping neighbors, or searching for gifts for the people in her life. Suzy truly spent the vast majority of her time focused on other people. Whether family, patients, friends, neighbors, or strangers in need, Suzy touched countless lives with her selfless generosity, kindness, and love.  



In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the following autism favorites of Suzy:

The Meyer Rosoff Tzedakah Fund

c/o Dan Mulry Trustee

217 Haverford St, Hamden, CT 06517


Rosenberg House

c/o Kathleen Sterrett Assistant Manager

187 Half Mile Road, North Haven, CT 06473


A Funeral   Mass   will   be   held   Wednesday, November 24th at 1:00 PM at

St. Joseph Catholic Church

732 18th Ave E,  Seattle, 98112. 

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Suzy was an incredibly special person who always thought of others first. When she met my husband for the first time she welcomed him with open arms and made him feel like he was part of the family. Suzy and Monte became close friends of my parents and luckily always included me when they went out to dinner. The four of them made each other laugh all the time. It was wonderful to witness. The love she had for her husband, for her children, and grandchildren was inspiring. She loved her job...

Suzy was such a special person in our lives and we will cherish our time together as neighbors on Merry Circle. Both our daughters consider Suzy another grandmother. They loved any opportunity to visit, talk and joke with her and Monte. We all admired Suzy as a strong, caring & loving person. We are Blessed to have so many special memories with Suzy & Monte. Our prayers are with Monte and all of the Montegut family during this difficult time. Heaven gained a special angel. Love you...

I remember all the amazing Treasure hunts, chocolate chip pancake breakfasts, swimming in her pool and sleepovers she had with Evan and Sydney. I remember how delicious her almond cake and cherry cheese pie were which I could never master but her sweet potato casserole with marshmallows I make every Thanksgiving. She always made my children feel special and loved buying them everything and anything! Sydney was the first girl grandchild and Suzy spoiled her with countless clothes which aided...

Suzy was one of my most favorite people I’ve ever known kind , warm and accepting ❤ Love to her family and friends. Suzy you were loved and will be missed terribly

Suzy & Mandy, 2013

Sending my heartfelt condolences, love & support to Monte & the entire family. Suzy was a good friend, a surrogate Grandma to my 2 boys, hysterically funny, and full of care & concern for the important people in her life. She was also a total pisser. Tell it like it is and tough as nails! What an amazing person and I'll always be grateful I had her in my life. Xoxoxo, Mandy in CT