Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Susan Legen
Susan Legen, age 71, of the Huntington section of Shelton, beloved wife of Bruce Legen, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2023, after a short and hard-fought battle with cancer with her loving family by her side. Born on April 26,1952 in Westport, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ludwig and Evelyn Kij.
Susan was a retired administrative assistant for the City of Shelton Senior Center and was also formerly employed by Aetna Life and Casualty for 23 years as Human Resources Coordinator.
Susan was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She always put the needs of her family first before her own. She enjoyed cooking for her family and loved when they were together creating memories to last a lifetime. She loved making jams and jellies, putting up vegetables harvested from the garden and sharing them with others. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and her smile could light up a room when they were by her side. The holidays were always her favorite times to be with family and friends with Christmas being her specialty. She made every Christmas magical and enjoyed going all out in decorating the home. Susan loved to travel, especially cruising in the colder months to the Caribbean islands with Barbados and Antigua being her favorite spots. As long as she could wear flip-flops, she was happy. The unconditional love she gave and the values she taught will forever live in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her beloved husband of 35 years, Bruce, survivors include her four loving children, Christina Pires and her husband Lelo, Jessica Legen, Brian Legen and his wife Tricia and Christopher Legen, six cherished and adored grandchildren, Hailey, Abel, Sam, Grayson, Evelyn and Victoria, a sister Barbara Haskins and her husband Bill, a brother William Kij, sister in-law Patricia Botsford, brother in-law Martin Legen and wife Shirley, brother in-law Alan Legen and wife Jane along with several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may greet the family on Thursday, August 24, 2023 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 25, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. directly in St. Lawrence Church, 505 Shelton Ave., Shelton. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, http://www.cancer.org