Susan P Donnelly
Date of Death: August 06, 2019
Susan Poandl Donnelly, age 70, passed away on August 6, 2019 after a long struggle with a little known disease called MSA—multiple system atrophy. She passed in her home, surrounded by family. Sue was raised in Milltown, NJ by her late parents Alfred “Hap” and Thelma Poandl, graduated from New Brunswick High School and Trenton State College, and taught elementary school in Valdosta, Ga while her husband Buz was serving as an Air Force instructor pilot. The family moved to Lawrenceville in 1988, where Sue worked 27 years in the Bunn Library of The Lawrenceville School, retiring in June 2017. She spent many summers at the family beach house in Ocean Beach 1, truly a great time of life. She leaves behind her husband of 49 years, James “Buz” Donnelly, three children: Brian Donnelly and his wife Heather of Verona, NJ; Christine Donnelly and her husband Danny Thorne of Ocean, NJ; and Lauren Donnelly of West Belmar, NJ. Six grandchildren (who called her “Happy”): George, Abbey, Brielle, Kaylei, Julie, and James—the true joys of her life. She will be sorely missed by her many friends from all walks of life. She was known for her care and concern for everyone, right up to taking her last breath. A celebration of her life, with attendees dressed in colors opposed to black, will be held Saturday August 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville (PCOL), 2688 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. A luncheon at the church will take place immediately after. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville Youth Fund would make Sue very happy.