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Suzanne Monroe “Sue” Wickersham

Suzanne Monroe “Sue” Wickersham, age 73, of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Rollin and Marie (Devine) Monroe. Sue was a beautiful woman both inside and out. She was dedicated to her family and will be remembered as a loving sister, aunt, and friend.  Sue was a dedicated employee of Winterthur Museum and Gardens for over 46 years.

She doted on her nieces, “nephews”, grandnephew and grandniece. You never knew when a special surprise would show up at your doorstep because she saw something “that you just had to have”.  Sue’s friends considered her a sister.  She was a kind and caring woman, giving of herself in many ways. When someone was in need, she was the 1st to help out. 

In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by her husband, David B. Wickersham; and her precious Yorkies, Luvie, Beau, Bonnie, Meg and Max. She is survived by her brother, Gary Monroe (Lee); nieces, Kirsten Pitrizzi (Mark) and Rebecca Roeper (Stephen); grandnephew, Zachary Roeper; grandniece, Carleigh Roeper; and her “sister”, Beverly Dahl.

Due to current conditions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sue’s memory to Delaware Alliance for Animal Welfare Groups, Inc. at https://www.daawgs.org/info/donate

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15 Condolences for Suzanne Monroe “Sue” Wickersham

  • My friend and colleague – will always be in my heart.

  • There’s no words to express the pain of losing someone so wonderful as Sue. She was my daughter’s godmother and my best friend for many years. Elegant is how you describe Sue but with a heart of gold. Thru out my life she has been there for me. I will miss her so much. I am so grateful to have had you as a friend. You will always be in my heart. I love you Suzi ♥️

  • Sue will surely be missed by everyone that knew her. She was a very quiet but classy lady always there for everyone. Rest In Peace Sue!❤️🙏

  • Sue, you are my best friend forever, and were such a gentle and giving soul. You loved your family so much and shared a mutual love with the “Just So” gals as well, that will remain in our hearts forever. After 60 years of friendship since childhood, it has been such a wonderful pleasure to grow older with you even though our time together was not nearly long enough. Every tear that I shed is a memory that we shared over these years, every conversation, every secret, everything that we had in common, the laughter…oh so much laughter. That is what will keep you in my heart. What gives me strength is that I know you are in a much better place that only we can dream of. I love you more than my words can say. Just know that you are my soul sister, and I am with you in spirit. We will meet up again in our Lord’s loving arms.

  • Wishing your family many prayers. God Bless you.
    Tamara Fowler

  • Kirsten & Rebecca, I am so sorry for your loss and the loss for your families. Sue was one-of-a-kind and she will be very dearly missed. I hope one day soon your broken hearts will mend enough for you to be able to smile when you think of the gift that was your very dear Aunt Sue.

  • My heart aches for all of you at the loss of your precious Aunt and sister. We are praying for all of you. God bless you.

  • Will miss you Sue. You were so helpful sharing your yarn skills with our “block blankets” at work. Susan.

  • Sue was a wonderful person to work with, over the past 11 years as we worked together in the Public Safety Dept. at Winterthur. Sue was always positive and easy to get along with. My wife Bernie and Sue looked forward to the Christmas Holiday Season as Sue always gave Bernie gifts that she loves. In return Bernie gave Sue gifts that always brought her joy.
    Sue will certainly be missed as many staff at Winterthur are sending their condolences.

  • Kirsten…I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family at this mist difficult time. Mary

  • In memory of my dear kind, sweet friend Sue, a light has gone out in my circle of friends, but the many fond and fun-filed memories of our longtime friendship will forever continue to shine in my heart. Love you and God bless you, Sue~Carolyn

  • I had the pleasure of “working with” Sue, but mostly ” working for” Sue – (aka Soozie , Sooze, Susie) at Winterthur Public Safety for almost 15 years. Sue’s work schedule was Monday – Thursday. My work schedule is Friday – Tuesday. This only gave me two days a week to see Sue.
    I used to beg Soozie to change her days off so we could work together for all (4) of her weekly work days ! She was to smart for that.
    Although I think Sue thought of me being a pest, always begging for supplies, etc., I want to think she liked me.
    Sue was my friend and she was a very important part of the public safety team. Believe me, she will never be forgotten. She loved her family dearly. Sincerely, Mike Quig

  • It was my privilege to know Sue for the 27 years I worked in Winterthur’s Public Safety department. I believe she was the longest serving member of Public Safety. Sue was there when I was hired and was there when I retired. She was a classy lady and was respected by all. Department heads came and went, but Sue was always there as the administrative assistant and was loyal to every one of them. She will be sorely missed.

  • Dearest Sue!
    How can I express my feelings of sorrow at this time… You were always a very sweet soul and we “Just So” gals will miss you forever! Our hearts are broken for your loss but we believe you’re in a better place in heaven looking down at us with your pretty smile. Our 50+ year friendship will not be forgotten as you were an important part of all of us. May God bless you are keep you in his care. Love you Sue!
    Lea 💕💕🌷💕💕

  • I was saddened to learn of Sue’s passing. I knew Sue through my work and we’d chat during our routine visits, every six months. May her memory be a blessing.