Mildred Susin


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Posted Online: March 16, 2014, 7:41 pm
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Mildred R. Susin, 97, of Rock Island, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, after suffering a massive stroke on Tuesday.
Mildred was married to Vincent Susin, who preceded her in death in 1980. Prior to her diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in 2007, she enjoyed playing cards and slots. In June, she suffered her first stroke, which left her unable to speak.
Mildred was eternally grateful to her grandson, Anthony, who put his life on hold to care for her so she did not have to enter a nursing home, something she dreaded. And to his wife, Shaleah, who understood the role he played for his grandmother.
At Mildred's request, there will be no visitation. She wanted others to remember her as she was, always very particular about her appearance, and not as the person Alzheimer's had created. A private memorial service will be on Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law with whom she resided, Candy and Alban "Scott" Reid; grandson, Anthony (Shaleah) Hammock; stepgranddaughter, Ali Reid (Rob and Eva); sister, Elsie Carroll; caregiver, Talia Cushman; and several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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