STONINGTON, CT – At age 5 she wanted to be Annie Oakley. At 40, she celebrated her birthday as “Annie” complete with a live horse. At age 7, she set her sights on golf. At 35, she won her club championship. At age 16, she envisioned having her own business. At 25, she created that business and Pappas MacDonnell continues to accomplish great things today.

She was the creator behind the now-familiar Dr. Arthur Pappas and Dr. Martha Pappas Recreation Complex logo.

Smart, driven and creative she was a mentor to many. Above all she was a lover of life – of friends and family, her beloved dogs, her home on the water, music, architecture, art and so much more. She lived her dreams with style, with grace and left huge footprints in the sand. When you look into the sky, the stars will twinkle with her love and wit.

A service will be held for Susan on September 5th at 11am on the lawn of the lighthouse in Stonington, CT. Donations may be made in Susan’s name to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to provide girls around the world with the opportunities to survive and thrive.