Susan Theresa Cheney

Published 6:48 am Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Kill Devil Hills – Susan Theresa Cheney, born 1924 in Sommerville, MA died peacefully at Spring Arbor in Kill Devil Hills, NC on September 13, 2020.

Susan is survived by her daughter, Susan P. Cheney and her son-in-law, Tony O’Connell both of Kill Devil Hills; and her great-grandchildren, Bryce and Keeley Webber of Colorado.

Susan began working at age twelve as a nanny and later married her sailor, Franklin Clyde Cheney in 1944. Susan returned to the work force in 1958 at Strick Trailer Corporation and started her second career as a switchboard operator. She retired in 1989 as the Chief Expeditor for the company. Susan moved often during her life, following her construction electrician husband. She moved into Penn Valley Terrace in Bucks County, PA in 1958 and later to the Outer Banks, in 2017, to join her daughter and son-in-law.

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Susan shared her multiple talents with her parish, St. George’s Roman Catholic Church in Titusville, NJ for over 50 years. After her retirement, she volunteered at St. Mary’s Thrift Shop in Langhorne, PA. Susan never met a stranger and dedicated her life to helping other people throughout the community. She was a multitalented woman who was always ahead of her times. There are countless people who benefitted from her endless wisdom and generous love.

Due to Covid-19 there will be no services will be held.  Please celebrate her life safely with your family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Susan’s name may be made to St. George’s Church in Titusville, NJ. Please express condolences to the family via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.