Susan Glesmann ’62

GlessmannSusan Jane Glesmann, 69, of Conifer, Co lost her hard fought battle with brain cancer October 11, 2014.

Susan was born and raised in Holyoke, Ma. the daughter of the late Edward and the late Maryon Glesmann. After graduating from Northampton School for Girls in 1962 and receiving a BS in Nursing from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she moved to Denver to work at the Crises Unit at Fort Logan Mental Health Center and moved on to Denver General Hospital Er where she worked as a psychiatric nurse for 30 years.

Her lifelong passion was the care, protection and support of animals both domestic and wild….the abandoned, starving, mistreated and voiceless amongst us.

She not only adopted 25 animals over her short life she also financially supported many animal causes, volunteered her time at local shelters such as The Intermountain
Humane Society and the Evergreen Animal Protective League and spent many vacations volunteering at national shelters such as Best Friends and The Kindness Ranch. She was an unsung angel to the animal community and set an example for all by her actions.

Susan had many fond memories of her years at NSFG. She especially enjoyed seeing everyone…..both women and Williston boys at her 50th reunion in 2012.

Susan leaves her sister Carol Baker ’56 and her husband Peter of Oakton, Va and her brother Ted Glesmann and his wife Jeanette of Boxford, Ma.,as well as an uncle
and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves a very large number of ‘the best friends ever’ who cared for her tirelessly for the six months during which she suffered.Glessman2

Susan brought joy to so many and will be remembered for her caring, compassion,

5 thoughts on “Susan Glesmann ’62”

  1. So very sorry to hear this news. Sue and I spent three years in the same carpool traveling from and to Holyoke and Northampton which was the plight of day students. We had also gone through Elementary and Junior High together. Many shared birthday parties with great ice cream treats were a high point. She gave me my first pet turtle at one of these parties! Although we had lost touch, I have thought of all in the day student group often. So sorry to hear of this news. My condolences to her sister and brother and their families

  2. I, too, am saddened by this news. It was wonderful to see Sue and Juddy while at our 50th Class Reunion a few years ago. It brought back a flood of old memories, especially of all the day students at their “hangout” down in the basement of Hathaway. (Do I have that right?)

  3. I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of my NSFG classmate. She was always a very modest, caring and refined person. I had not know of her devotion to animals, but I am not surprised. Nursing is after all taking care of the afflicted and abandoned animals fall all to easily into that category. I can only imagine that she must have been an outstanding member of her profession. I am glad we got to see each other at the 50th Reunion. Please extend to her family my deepest sympathy.

  4. You could tell from her sweet face that she would live the life she did. It takes an extraordinary person to give yourself to animals whose lives are always too short. So sad for the family she left behind, but so joyous for the ones she will meet again.

  5. Such a sad loss to not only Sue’s family but her family of animals and the people and pets that she cared for over the years. Although my memories of the Day Girl Sue Glesmann is of a nice, smiling classmate who sang in the chorus and glee club and went more by the name “Glessy” than Sue. Although I don’t know her siblings I read that her brother lives in Boxford, MA nearby to where I live in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Stop by anytime Ted, would love to meet you and your family.

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