Susan Butters, 75, of Waldoboro, passed away at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta on May 8, 2019. Susan was born on Sept. 26, 1943 in Hartland, the daughter of the late Irvin F. Stedman Jr. and Irma (Amero) Stedman.
Susan grew up in Hartland on the family dairy farm. She attended local schools and graduated from Hartland Academy, Class of 1962. After high school she attended the University of Maine at Farmington and graduated in the Class of 1966. In 1964 she married Don. Susan was an elementary school teacher in Salem, N.H. teaching 5th and 6th grade, she then taught middle school at Raymond Elementary School until she retired in 2001. After she retired, Susan and Don moved to Maine in 2006.
Susan was a member of the Waldoboro Women’s Club, an avid skier in New Hampshire, Sugarloaf and Saddleback, loved reading, and gardening. She especially loved going for car rides after her Parkinson’s diagnosis. She was one of the nicest people you could ever meet, never complaining and always in a good mood.
She was predeceased by her parents as well as her brother, Forrest Stedman.
Susan is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Donald S. Butters of Waldoboro; son, Jason Butters (Allison) of Candia, N.H.; daughter, Lisa Lynch of Rochester, N.H.; grandchildren, Christopher Lynch of Rochester, N.H., Brooke Butters of Candia, N.H., and Madison Butters of Candia, N.H.; brother, James I. Stedman (Jacqueline) of Canaan; sisters, Sylvia Yeaton of Industry, and Sharon Veilleux of Pittsfield; brother, John Stedman of Ripley; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 1-2 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. to be held at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., in Waldoboro, with Reverend Nancy Duncan officiating. Immediately following the service there will be a reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Susan’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research at Donation Processing, Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.
Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting hallfuneralhomes.com.