Very Sad News

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the unexpected death of Past-President Suzanne Smiley.  As most of you will recall, Suzanne had a dynamic personality and lit up any room she entered.  She was a hard worker, focused and worked tirelessly for the good of Rotary.  Suzanne joined the Sturbridge Rotary Club in 1992 and became president in 2000-2001.  During her presidency Suzanne launched emailing Sturbridge Rotary Club Bulletins to those members who had email addresses, thereby making this service more cost effective for the Club.  She also initiated the Club’s First Annual Art Auction which continued for five consecutive years raising $15,248 for the Club.  Together with other Club members and spouses, she traveled to England to visit our Sister Club where both Clubs took a road trip by chartered bus to Scotland.  She left the Club in 2005 after securing employment in another city.  She joined the Worcester Rotary Club in 2007 until 2009.  Suzanne, a Paul Harris Fellow, attended a Past-Presidents event at the Sturbridge Club in May 2016 where all past-presidents were honored for their service (see photo).

Join with us as we mourn Suzanne and remember her for the kind and fun-loving person she was.  We’ll forever have fond memories of her.

The date for visitation is Thursday, May 11 at the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA.  The time of visitation is yet to be determined.There is no funeral service.

2000-01 Pres Suzanne Smiley-Sacco

President's Night with 14 PP and current president.

President’s Night with 14 PP and current president.