Susan Marie Souhrada

February 5, 1931 - December 17, 2017
Susan Marie Souhrada

Susan M. Souhrada, 86, of Hampstead, NC, formerly of Bay Shore, NY, died peacefully at home on December 17, 2017 after a brief illness. Sue was devoted to her family, community and church, and known for her wonderful sense of humor.

Sue was born on February 5, 1931 in Bay Shore to the late Ambrose and Helen Shaughnessy.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, grandson Patrick Cole, and siblings Anne Weischedel and James Shaughnessy.

Sue is survived by her children Beth (Jim) Fortunato, Jane (Cliff) Forstadt, Robert (Regina) Souhrada, Carol (Richie) Poole, Steve Souhrada, Chris (Blanca) Souhrada,  grandchildren Katie Fortunato, Kristy David, Amy Ballenger, David Cole, Brian Cole, Tom Souhrada, Tiffany Souhrada, Alissa Souhrada, Leigh Anne Poole, Julia Poole, Ciena Souhrada, Charlie Souhrada, Ana Souhrada, Susan Souhrada and 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters Joan Walsh and Mary Jane (Bill) Beaulieu and sister –in-laws Dorothy (Tom) Costello and Mary Lou Locke and many nieces and nephews.

Sue’s family would like to thank Dr. Michelle Jones of Wilmington Health for her extraordinary kindness to their Mom.

In memory of Sue, the family requests donations to The Patrick Cole Endowment, Upstate Foundation, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210 or Share the Table Food Pantry, 12395 NC Hwy 50, Hampstead, NC 28443.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Hampstead Chapel,16076 US Hwy 17 N. Hampstead, NC 28443


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  • December 18, 2017
    Renee Nocker says:
    While I never met her, I know Susan left a magnificent legacy in Carol Poole and her wonderful family, as only A very kind and strong mother could. My sympathies to the family

  • December 19, 2017
    Garry Weischedel says:
    I have nothing but great memories of my Aunt Sue and all the Souhradas. Was great to stay with the family on Center Street as a child on our visits to Bay Shore. God Bless Aunt Sue, Uncle Charlie, and all my wonderful Souhrada cousins.

  • December 19, 2017
    Elaine Tassi says:
    So very sorry for your loss

  • December 19, 2017
    Heidi E says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. May your fond memories of Susan bring you comfort until the day you are reunited. (John 5:28,29)

  • January 08, 2018
    Wanda Wooten and Bob Oppedisano says:
    Beth and Jimmy, Our hearts go out to you over the loss of Beth's mom. May your memories comfort you. Wanda and Bob