Susan Carol Vitale

Susan Carol Vitale

MIDDLETON- Susan Carol Vitale passed away quietly in her sleep on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at the age of 60.

Born July 20, 1957, in Massachusetts, Susan was a gentle and caring soul who dedicated her life to creativity. She was an artist, a teacher, a musician, a wife, and a mother to three children upon whom she bestowed an inordinate amount of love.

Susan was a student of the spirit, a practitioner of mindfulness, a passionate advocate of art and its power to uplift the human condition. Her razor-sharp intellect was exceeded only by a boundless capacity for empathy. She was beloved by all living things she encountered, from the birds that flocked to her backyard feeders to her school-aged piano students to her blessed and eternally grateful family.

Susan took special care to instill enlightened values in her children; teaching each of them to be mindful, curious, creative, and above all kind.

Susan never lost sight of the redemptive value of aesthetics. When a fire tragically took her family home in 2012, she worked feverishly to redesign its replacement. The result was an elegant, stylish space of impeccable charm. It is in this space that a memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. All those who were touched by Susan’s life are invited to come.

Susan was survived by her loving family, friends and students; her father, Paul Witherington; step-mother, Gay Witherington; father-in-law, Vito Vitale; and so many other family members that will miss her. She was preceded in death by Donna McFarland (Edwards); and her mother-in-law who passed earlier this year, Dorothea Vitale.

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