In Memory

Susan Kadetsky (Blizman)

Susan Kadetsky (Blizman)

Susan Blizman (Kadetsky)

Susan Blizman (Kadetsky) of Madison gracefully passed away on Oct. 5, 2016, surrounded by her family and dearest friends.

She was an artist, lover, teacher and mother. All her life, Susie's sweet spirit, generous heart and creative outlook reached many. From kissing booboos, to editing yearbook layouts, soldering jewelry, or crafting Ukranian Easter eggs, everything Susie did was with the utmost love, patience, and attention to detail.

After graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art, she attended Michigan State University where she met Joe, the love of her life, and earned a graduate degree. Eventually, they settled down in Bethel, Conn., where they lived for many years and raised their two children.

Before retiring to the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, Susie taught painting, jewelry, stained glass and drawing at Westhill High School in Stamford, Conn.; she inspired and encouraged others to follow their passion and love of art.

Susie was a fighter and truly her own woman; she always stood up for what she believed. Her strength and persistence helped her battle pancreatic cancer for nine months before she passed.

She is survived by her children, William and Molly; daughter-in-law Bobbie; son-in-law, Adam; and Joseph, her loving husband. The Blizman family would like to thank Susan's amazing friends, as well as the dedicated doctors and nurses who treated her at Massachusetts General Hospital and Regional Hospice in Danbury, Conn.

"Remember I'll always be true, And then while I'm away, I'll write home every day, And I'll send all my loving to you."

"Susie in the Sky with Diamonds."

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10/16/16 08:53 AM #1    

Jeanne Mahoney (Leffers)

So sorry to hear about Susan's passing.  Though her life was too short it sounds like she has left her own special mark on others through her love, friendship and teaching.  As a student who felt I had no artistic talents in high school I am now working to develop a long tme passion for artistic expression and have profound respect for our classmates like Sue who had such talent. So sad to lose another of our 1965 classmates. 


10/16/16 11:17 AM #2    

Ellen Gropman (Euse)

I'm so very sorry to hear of Susan's passing .

We had a lot of fun in high school and she was a very caring , funny 

Person . She will be missed .


10/16/16 01:14 PM #3    

Howie Appel

I am so very sorry to read of Susan's passing.  Cancer is an ugly and devastating disease.  I lost my wife to cancer in July.  I knew Susan well in high school as we were part of the NFTY group at Temple Beth Shalom.  Yes, she was always the artist.  RIP Susan.  

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