In Memory

Suanne Morse (Price)

Sadly, Suanne Morse passed away  October 19, 2018. This was written by Suanne's children.

"27, 713 sunrises. Mom's favorite earthly event. The next one she sees will be from a much better vantage point. I can assure you she was peaceful on her way up. I was too. May God bless her." My mother-in-law Suanne M Price passed away yesterday with Dan holding her hand. We will miss her greatly. It's hard to fathom a life without her in it.

BERNARD, ME.  Suanne Morse Price, 75, died Friday, October 19, 2018, at an Ellsworth hospital after a brief illness. She was born on December 4, 1942, in Passaic, NJ, the daughter of Robert W. and Ruth B. Morse.
Suanne graduated from Montclair High School and continued her studies in art in Italy. Suanne's first marriage to Sheldon F. Goldthwait Jr. ended in divorce in 1978. Suanne married Alison H. Price in 1982, and he passed away in 2005.
Suanne worked for many years as a crisis counselor helping those who were struggling access much-needed care. Using her many skills and love of art, Suanne also worked for a number of years at Westside Florist and as an interior designer. Suanne was happiest surrounded by her family and friends. Her smile was brightest with a houseful of people or while at a picnic on the beach. She is remembered for her warmth and kindness especially to those who were having a difficult time.
Suanne is survived by her brother, Wick of California; her daughter, Jennifer Ruhlin and her husband, Reg, of Bangor; her son, Daniel Goldthwait and his wife, Carol, of Pasadena; grandchildren, Kate and Eliza Ruhlin and Sebastian and Santiago Goldthwait; Al's siblings, Franklin Price of Florida, Lowell Price of Colorado, and Robert Price of New Jersey; and Alice's children, Liam, Addie, and Franklin. Suanne is also survived by her beloved cat, Smee, who has been a loyal friend and companion.
Suanne is predeceased by her parents, her husband, Al and Al's sister, Alice Price. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for their professional and compassionate care as well as At Home and Meals on Wheels for their kind care and companionship. We would also like to thank our family and friends for their amazing support over the last few difficult weeks.
Gifts in Suanne's memory can be made to the following organizations: SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605, or Bass Harbor Memorial Library, 89 Bernard Road, Bernard, ME 04612.


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10/21/18 05:21 PM #2    

Chris Weimar

We will all miss you, Sam. Such a nice girl and classmate!

10/21/18 06:29 PM #3    

Bill Koenig

Very sad news to hear of Sueanne's passing.  Really a very nice person.  Sorry that she missed a reunion that she was planning to attend.  Would have been great to see her.  Bill

10/21/18 07:48 PM #4    

Sue Commette (Berry)

I met Suanne the beginning of Sophmore year and we fast became friends. She was such a sweet girl with a smile on her face and such a pleasant positive attitude. We reconnected in the 80's and then lost track of eachother. I had hoped to see her the 12 times I visited Maine in the 90's but she just wasn't available. I had hoped to reconnect at one of the last two reunions. RIP, dear friend. Sue Commette Berry

10/22/18 11:15 AM #5    

Kent Mitchell (Mitchell)


I never saw Suanne not be there for someone who needed a little warmth. Her interests were original, hers. A presence, a risk-taker that I remember and admire because she has been one of the guides in my life. I will continue to thank her.   Kent Mitchell







10/22/18 12:45 PM #6    

Mary Inez Bellante (Panicoe)

So sorry to hear about Susanne, she was such a sweetheart to everyone!  May She Rest in Peace.




10/23/18 08:07 PM #7    

Jeff Suffes

Really felt the impact of this loss after so many years. This was truly someone special. Jeff Suffes

10/23/18 08:55 PM #8    

John Pace

So sad,may she .rest in peace. John

10/27/18 10:18 AM #9    

Sherry Monday (Ulrich)

I was very sorry to hear about Suanne. I remember her when I arrived as a new student at Montclair, Suanne was so welcoming and friendly.  That is something I'll always remember about her along with her beautiful smile and sense of humor. 

Sherry Monday Ulrich 


10/27/18 07:46 PM #10    

Michael Sternbach

From Ginny Corollo Rubin:

"Suanne and I were dear and close friends. We were in each other’s first wedding parties.  My husband and I had a lovely visit with her in Bar Harbor a few years ago and, meeting her for the first time, he was impressed with her grace. I am so sad to know I will never talk with Suanne again. She braved many challenges." 

10/28/18 08:16 AM #11    

Arlene Helfrich (Teck)

Suanne Morse Price

A current picture of Suanne, from the Bangor Daily News, where her obituary appeared on October, 23, 2018.


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