Susan DiFusco Reed
1949 - 2022


Susan (DiFusco) Reed of South Windsor, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022 from Cervical Cancer. She was born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Ralph and Catherine (Cappa) DiFusco.

Susan lived in Cromwell for 4 years, attending both Cromwell Junior High and Cromwell High Schools, before moving to New Britain in 1965. There she attended Pulaski High School, graduating in 1967. Susan served as a class officer at both Cromwell and Pulaski High Schools and was named "Homecoming Queen" at Pulaski High School.

For a short time, Susan attended New Britain General Hospital School of Nursing and The Hartford College for Women. Formerly she was employed by South Windsor Library and Wethersfield Library.

Susan was a CAT LADY who befriended strays and named them after her brothers. Susan loved caring for her mother after the death of her father in 1986. She enjoyed the CT and RI beaches with her mother and brother. The sunshine and sand brought much calm and joy into her life.

She leaves her brothers; Richard A. DiFusco (Cele) of Boca Raton, FL, Robert R. DiFusco of Vernon, her husband Marshall Reed of Stuart, FL, and a close family friend, Richard Rudeen of East Hartford. She was called "Auntie Suzie" by her nephew Jason DiFusco and niece Gina of Florida. In addition to her immediate family, Susan leaves many beloved cousins of the DiFusco and Cappa families.

There are no services per her wishes. Donations in her memory may be made to Drs. Without Borders, or Save the Children.

WE HONOR, WE MOURN AND WE REMEMBER Susan D Reed (1949-2022) WHO LIVED HER LIFE WITH KINDNESS & COURAGE.

Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home in South Windsor is caring for the arrangements. For online condolences and guest book, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com


Hartford Courant on Aug. 4, 2022.


From the 1965 yearbook