Susan (Sue) J.
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(Probert, Andrews) Borrelli, 71
PORTLAND -- Susan (Sue) J. (Probert, Andrews) Borrelli, of Portland, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 21, 2012, at the Maine Medical Center. She was 71 years of age.
Our Mum was the beloved wife of the late Vincent Borrelli. She leaves behind her heartbroken children, Francesca (Borrelli) DeQuinzio and her husband Thomas, grandchildren, Catherine, Molly and Rachel of Abington, Mass., Juliette (Borrelli) Mohan and her husband Kenneth, grandchildren, Jacqueline (Terrano) Gaunder and her husband Nate, Vincent Mohan, and great-grandchildren, Kiley MacVane and Leah Gaunder, all of Portland. She is also survived by her sister, Sally Andrews from Ontario, Canada; her great-Auntie Kathleen of Nova Scotia, Canada; brother Joseph Borrelli, and sister Marilyn Borrelli of Glassport, Pa. Sue has many nieces and nephews in both Canada and Pennsylvania.
Sue was born in Surrey, England on Jan. 14, 1941, to Sydney and Marjorie Probert. Her father sadly died as a casualty in WWII. Her mother remarried to George Andrews and moved to Canada and added two beautiful sisters for Susan, Jill Harvey (deceased) and Sally Andrews (Ontario, CAN).
She met her soul-mate Vince in Nova Scotia and they married on Nov. 14, 1959. They settled in Portland where they happily raised their family.
Sue was an avid reader, knitter, crafter, cook and beader, but her greatest love was being a grandmother and watching her grandchildren grow up. Her curiosity of people and history made her a tremendous resource for all subjects and always reminded us to be grateful. She was a loyal friend and parent, her kitchen was always open, she knew how to keep a secret and had the patience of a saint. She was proud of her English heritage and has left us with many traditions from that culture.
Sue is also survived by her dear friends, Eleanor, May, Jeanette, Shirley and many others.
Also, thanks to the kindness of our nurses in the CICU unit at the Maine Medical Center, Emily and Angel, they consoled and advocated for us is a way that never will be forgotten. We prayed for Grace and they ensured her passing had dignity and peace.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Life Tribute service for Sue on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 10 a.m., at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery on Stevens Avenue, Portland. To offer words of condolence, sign a guest book and share memories, go to the obituary page at www.athutchins.com.
'When others help in time of need, We then should let them know, How much their strength has meant to us; To them our thanks we owe.'
Susan (Sue) J.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 30, 2012