Susan Mary Armitage, 44, a long time Hamden resident, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 after a long illness.
Sue was born in New Haven to William & Jean (Lauria) Smith on Aug. 14, 1967. She was a 1985 graduate of Eli Whitney, a member of the Connecticut Special Olympics Hall of Fame, and worked for Anthem BC/BS for 16 yrs.
Most importantly, Sue volunteered with the Special Olympics for more than 25 yrs, serving as the local coordinator for the Hamden/New Haven Chapter for 10 years.
Sue was a fighter, a caregiver, enthusiastic and a true champion for the Hamden/New Haven SOCT, believing in fighting the barriers, not the disabilities.
Besides her parents, Sue is survived by her loving husband; William Armitage of Hamden, her grandmother, Sue Rapuano of New Haven, and uncle, Leonard Rapuano of Florida.
Donations in Sue's memory can be made to the charity closest to her heart, Hamden/New Haven SOCT, and can be mailed to 51 Albert Rd., Hamden, CT 06514.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to the doctors and nursing staff of Yale New Haven Hospital ICU & the North Pavilion 10th floor.
For those wishing, online condolences may be left for the family at www.hamdenmemorialfh.com