Susan Wheeler Obituary

Susan D. Wheeler
Susan D. Wheeler

September 19, 1945 - June 6, 2019
Born in Stamford, CT
Resided in Niantic, CT


East Lyme- Susan D. Wheeler of Luce Avenue, Niantic, passed away on Thursday June 6, 2019 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, New London.

She was born on September 19, 1945,in Stamford the daughter of Doris and William Donegan.

Susan grew up in Greeneville, attended St. Mary School, and graduated from Norwich Free Academy in the class of 1963. In 1968, she received an A.S. degree from Mitchell College. While she enjoyed many positions in a variety of businesses, her career was as Business Manager of The Williams School in New London for 22 years. Susan was a member of the Niantic Rotary Club, serving as its president from 2011-2012, earning multiple Paul Harris Fellows, and being named recipient of the Donald A. Adams Outstanding Rotarian Award in 2014-15 for District 7980.

She leaves two sons, Henry and William Hahn and his wife Maureen. Susan is also survived by her much-loved grandchildren: Kathryn Hahn, Robert Hahn and Nicole Hahn. She has also left behind two step-daughters, Deborah Wright and Kelly Palmer. Her second husband, Robert Wheeler, predeceased her in 2013.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday June 14, 2019 at 11 O’clock at St. Agnes Church 22 Haigh Avenue, Niantic. Burial in the family plot in St. Mary Cemetery in Norwich will follow. There will be no calling hours.

Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Please visit to view obituary of leave an online condolence.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Center for Hospice Care, 229 Dunham St., Norwich or East Lyme Public Library 39 Society Rd. East Lyme, CT 06333.




Mass of Christian Burial
St. Agnes Church
22 Haigh Ave.
Niantic , Connecticut United States 06357
Friday, June 14, 2019
11:00 AM


East Lyme Public Library
39 Society road
Niantic, Connecticut New London 06357
Center for Hospice Care Southeast CT
227 Dunham Street
Norwich, CT 06360
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