Active in local affairs, Susi was a selectman of the Town of Kent for six years, served as Tax Collector and on the Board of Finance, Board of Assessment Appeals, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Kent Sewer Commission, and on the Zoning Board of appeals as chairman and secretary. She was a past chairman and member of the Kent Republican Town Committee.
An original member of the Pond Mountain Trust, she also participated as former president and current trustee of the Kent Historical Society, an officer of Town Action to Save Kent (TASK), the Kent Memorial Library Long-Range Planning Committee, a director of Kent Village Housing for the Elderly and was a donor to Kent Affordable Housing. She served on the Kent Firehouse Building Committee from 2008-2009. The Town of Kent was very dear to Susi and she was a supporter of many local and area agencies.
She was a director of NewMil Bankcorp for 16 years and vice president of J & J Log and Lumber Corporation for 15 years.
On March 22, 2008, she married Richard H. Wyman, who survives at home.
In addition to her husband, she is survived two children, Adam Austell and his wife, Emily, of Chase City, VA and Margaret Austell and her husband, James Gay of Kent, CT; four stepchildren, Randolph Williams and his wife, Caroline, of Dover Plains, NY, Nancy Viola Garrison and her husband, Peter, of Sherman, CT, Tyler Wyman of Dover Plains and Kate Leto and her husband, Brian, of Niskayuna, NY. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Holly Austell, Wendell Austell, Mark Barbaro and Ramona Barbaro; nine step-grandchildren, seven nephews and several step-nephews and nieces.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two former husbands, Jan Van Etten Austell and James Ronald Williams, a sister, Elizabeth (Tish) Casey and a brother, Robert E. Casey.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021 at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, 80-86 Fort Hill Rd. in New Milford, CT. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at the Kent Congregational Church, 97 North Main St. in Kent, CT. Memorial contributions may made to any local charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Hufcut Funeral Home, Dover Plains, NY. To send the family an online condolence, please visit http://www.hufcutfuneralhome.com