Suzan Marie (Derwitsch) Wallace

August 16, 1954 ~ September 3, 2020 (age 66)


Suzan M. Wallace, of Torrington, CT, was born in an American Army hospital in Stuttgart, Germany on August 16, 1954, to parents Jakob and Nancy (Marshall) Derwitsch. Suzan was raised in Torrington and was a graduate of Torrington High School, Graham Junior College, Massachusetts Bay Community College and the University of Connecticut.

She became a Registered Nurse in 1982, and worked at Mass. General Hospital in Boston, Candler General Hospital in Savannah and Sharon Hospital, advancing into critical care, supervisory and educational roles during her career. Suzan married G. Stephen Wallace, of Natick, MA, in October of 1989, and resided in Litchfield for 25 years. She became a small business owner, creating stained glass artwork, as well as a landlord! investment property owner. She enjoyed painting, bird watching, reading, movies, the rare trips to exotic places, and the company of many dear friends.

Suzan is survived by her husband Stephen, her mother Nancy, her sister Dolores, her brothers Jakob, Edward and Robert, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, who will all miss her beautiful smile, endearing laugh and keen insights.

Friends and relatives are invited to call Friday Sept 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Phalen Funeral Home 285 Migeon Ave Torrington, any and all considered donations should be made to the Torrington Library 12 Daycoeton Pl  Torrington CT 06790, in her honor. online memorials



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September 18, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phalen Funeral Home
285 Migeon Avenue
Torrington, CT 06790


Torrington Public Library
12 Daycoeton Pl, Torrington CT 06790

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