Susan Redmond, 45
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CAPE ELIZABETH - Susan Redmond, of Augusta, died unexpectedly on March 12, 2017, while at the home of her parents, Elinor and Dan Redmond. Susan was born on January 17, 1972, in Landstuhl, West Germany. Growing up first in Scarborough and then in Cape Elizabeth, Susan attended local schools and spent her last two years of high school at Northfield Mt. Hermon School in Massachusetts. She was graduated from Tufts University in 1994 with a degree in environmental science and biology, and received a certificate in accounting at the U of Maine in Augusta in 2016.
Susan had a great love of the outdoors and nature. Hiking, camping, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing were among her pastimes - as well as just enjoying the outdoors every day. After college graduation, she pursued her interests in the environment, driving across the country to New Mexico to work at Bandelier National Monument, doing controlled fire burns. Returning to Maine from the Southwest, she worked on an organic farm in Sabattus, with a lakes association, eventually settling into a job performing code enforcement with the DEP in Augusta. She worked a number of years as the assistant planner for the City of Augusta.
Susan brought strength and determination to any task she undertook. Her attention to detail and courage were remarkable.
Her great love of the outdoors was matched by her love for her family, and theirs for her. In addition to her parents, she leaves her brother, Tyler D. Redmond and his wife, Amanda Brown, with their two children, Witt and Louise, in Manhattan. Susan's extended family includes her grandmother, Elizabeth Livingston, of Scarborough; John and Anna Redmond, of Little Falls, New Jersey; Peter and Jane Redmond, of Waterville; Terry Livingston, of Portland; Randy Livingston and Maureen O'Connor, of Denver; Martha and David Bruce, of Grantham, N.H.; and Dwight and Dale Livingston, of Fallston, Md. She loved her many cousins and their children.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Rd. in South Portland. A reception follows. Arrangements are under the guidance of the
Hobbs Funeral Home,
230 Cottage Rd., South Portland.
Donations may be made
in Susan's name to the
Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club
5 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02108
HOBBS FUNERAL HOME
230 COTTAGE RD
South Portland, ME 04106-3802
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 15, 2017