Susan Torchia BARRE — Susan Torchia, 75, died suddenly on Oct. 31, 2019, at her home in Florida. She was a longtime resident of central Vermont and worked as a nurse at Central Vermont Medical Center and Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice. Susan was a spitfire of a woman who loved camping, fishing, cooking and nursing. She adventured to many places in her life, including Jamaica, India and Alaska. Susan could turn anything into gorgeous artwork and had a particular passion for creating one of a kind jewelry. She loved Halloween and was known for coming up with stunning costumes. As a dedicated nurse of 30 years, Susan worked in many areas, including emergency, hospice, behavioral health, neonatal intensive care and as a prison nurse. Susan loved her family and her animals. Her heart dog was Atticus and her heart cats were Blanche and Nigel. Susan will be dearly missed by her two daughters Angela and Amy Torchia; her brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Aura Albright; her grandchildren Nick, Amanda, Chelsea, Chelsea, Tillie, Ferron and Ian, and her great-grandson, Owen. She will also be dearly missed by her extended family and many lifelong friends. In lieu of flowers, Susan’s family welcomes donations to the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic in Barre; or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her family and friends will gather to celebrate Susan’s beautiful life later in 2020.

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Susan became a close friend to me very quickly. I guess you could say that she took me under her wing. She helped me with many things. Spitfire is a great description of her [beam], but she was also a very caring and compassionate woman. She loved to make others laugh, and could be downright silly if that's what it took to cheer someone up! Susan was a wonderful friend, and she will be dearly missed.


Love you mom <3


❤️ We will miss you mom.

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