Susan J. Alia Petrucelli, 65, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 19, 2015. She was born December 5, 1949 in Meriden, CT; a daughter of the late Albert and Ethel (Wahl) Alia. Susan was a dedicated registered nurse working in many hospitals, including, Boston Mass General, UCONN Medical, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (Brigham and Women's), Arkansas Children's Hospital and retired from Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Virginia. Susan is survived by her longtime companion and husband, Arthur Petrucelli, a brother, John A. (Diane) Alia of Massachusetts, two nieces, Shawnna (Vincenzo) Diano and Arrilynne (Kyle) Alia and four great-nieces and nephews, Cole, Briella, Giuseppe and Zachary, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11am at Yalesville Methodist Church, 8 New Place, Wallingford, CT. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, CT on Friday, January 23 from 5-7pm.

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  1. Life will not be the same without Susan! So grateful to call her my

    cousin and that I was able to cherish and create so many wonderful

    memories of all the times we spent together ! I love you Susan

    Cindy Fasano

  2. My condolences to Susan’s family. I was fortunate to have Susan’s expertise when we established the cardiac surgery program at CHKD. Susan would move mountains for .her. kids. She moved mountains for me to have an African child receive cardiac surgery and care at CHKD. Delconte adored her. She was loyal, strong, dedicated and loving, all qualities of a caring nurse. Rest in peace Susan.

  3. My deepest condolences to Susan’s family. I was fortunate to have known & worked with Susan during her time at CHKD in Norfolk. She was a remarkable & compassionate woman that advocated fiercely for her patients and was a true & loyal friend. May she now rest in peace!

    Debbie Inge

  4. My deepest condolences to Susan’s family. I was fortunate to have known and worked with Susan during her time at CHKD in Norfolk. She was a loving and compassionate nurse. Susan loved her work and loved teaching to all who would listen. She was the best patient advocate ever at CHKD.. Susan you were loved and admired by many. RIP. You will be missed.

  5. My thoughts and prayers for your family at this time. We were very blessed to meet Susan the day my son was born when he was transferred to CHKD. With all three of his open heart surgeries, Susan was there with her love, support and dedication that was second to none. She was our angel on earth and I pray as she rests in peace now that she may truly feel the love and appreciation from the lives she touched. With love & thanks, Gary, Wendy, Zachary & Jordan Burke

  6. My thoughts are with Susan’s family at this time. I had the privilege of working with Susan in the cardiac OR at CHKD. She was so dedicated to the patients here, and she touched so many children’s lives. She was a wonderful coworker, but more importantly, she was my friend. I loved talking and sharing books with her. She will always be remembered, and she will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend.

  7. I cannot imagine my life without Susan. I met Susan on our first day at NEBH and we became friends almost immediately. I got to know Susan’s family on our crazy weekends in Yalesville. Ethel, Albert, and Jack became my family away from home. Susan was in my wedding, the godmother of my son, and my friend. She was the stronges person I know and proved it throughout this long battle. My love and sympathy to Scrapper and Jack. Rest now .Santa., you will be missed. Tobey Burgess,

  8. I have so many fond memories of working with Susan at CHKD. I echo the sentiments of her committment and excellent care provided to her patients. Memories that come to the forefront of my mind are those of working together with Susan in the heart room, covering restricted call during Hurricane Isabel, and department social events – weddings, showers, and parties. I shall miss the unique greeting cards and thoughtful messages, all her opinions on situations, and her strength and endurance through the easy and difficult times. I shall cherish these memories. My deepest condolences and prayers to Scrapper and all of Susan’s family and friends.

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