Susan George

Obituary of Susan Marie George

Susan Lampson George: A Life Celebrated 1942 to 2023


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Susan Lampson George, a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.


Being raised in Kentucky shaped Susan’s formative years and resulted in a love for the open road, a passion that she shared with her father, Howard, and that her beloved siblings, Barbara, Nancy, and Jim, remember fondly. The whole family would “just get up and go” and pile into the car for the annual family vacation to their namesake town in Wisconsin. For the rest of Susan’s life, she thought nothing of hopping into her car to visit her family in New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky, or wherever they might be at the time. That adventurous spirit led Susan to study nursing at The University of Evansville, Indiana. After graduation, she enlisted a fellow student to join her in looking for a job in Hawai’i—because, well, why not?


One morning, in Hawai’i, a young Army Lieutenant approached her and her friend, while they were sunbathing on the beach, and asked Susan to dinner that evening. That young man, Doug George, would become Susan’s husband and the love of her life. They soon wed and moved to New York City, where Susan received her Master’s Degree from Columbia University. She decided not to continue with the Doctoral Program and she and Doug started a family.


Susan was named Chairperson of Lenox Hill Hospital’s OB/GYN Nursing Education Department. After living in Garden City L.I. and Houston Texas, they moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, in 1980, with their two sons, Doug Jr. and Grant. The boys filled their mother’s heart with joy. During those years, Susan taught nursing at Fairfield University and Norwalk Community College. She spent more than 25 years at NCC and was recognized with an Emeritus status, upon her retirement from active teaching. She continued to be a Student Advisor, until the end.


Susan was very active in the New Canaan community. She was the head of The Parents’ association at East School, participated in various fundraising events, was a member of several professional women’s groups, and was a vocal supporter in local politics.


As time passed, Susan delighted in becoming a grandmother to Schuyler, Lorelei, Amelia, and James, always bringing warmth and happiness to their times together.


As we bid farewell to Susan, we remember her as a beacon of love and compassion, her spirit of adventure, her dedication to family, and her unwavering kindness, Susan continues to inspire us all.


Donations to The Norwalk Community College Foundation, Nursing Students Emergency Fund, 188 Richards Avenue, E311, Norwalk Ct 06854.,  2would be very appreciated.

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