Susan's Story

PORTLAND - Susan M. Conroy passed away unexpectedly at her home on January 18, 2016. She was born December 15, 1961 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

As the daughter of a Navy family, she lived in many places during her youth including San Diego, California and Kodiak Island, Alaska. Eventually, her family settled in Bangor, Maine. She attended John Bapst High School in Bangor and went on to receive her Culinary Arts degree.

Susan was a dedicated mother and wife and took great pride in her family. She loved antiques and up until recently was the sole business-owner of "This Old Thing?" in Westbrook. She was an incredible cook, and she loved to read as well as spend time by the ocean or in the mountains having "Girls' Trips" with her two daughters. She loved the holidays and made each one especially meaningful.

She leaves many people who love her including her beloved husband Francis J. Conroy of Portland; daughters and sons-in-law Alexandra Conroy Rodrigue and husband Michael of Portland and Cecelia Moody and husband Erik of Lewiston; parents, Thomas and Mary Mardas of Yarmouth; sister, Lisa Melville and husband David of Cumberland; brothers, Thomas Mardas and wife Susan of Saco, Nick Mardas and Doreen B. Mardas of Randolph; brother-in-law's, Thomas Conroy and wife Donna of South Portland and Kevin Conroy of South Portland; sister-in-law's, Regina Celeste and husband Michael and Catherine Conroy of Portland; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland, on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 4-6:30PM with a Ceremony of Remembrance following at 6:30PM. To view Susan's memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit
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