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Susan P. Drury

May 6, 1937 ~ April 18, 2021 (age 83)


Susan P. Drury, 83, passed away at her home in Little Silver, NJ on Sunday, April 18, 2021. She was born in Rhinebeck, NY, to the late Gould and Ella Patchin of Pine Plains, NY. Susan graduated from Pine Plains High School in 1955 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Wagner College in 1959. She worked as a lab technician at Richmond Memorial Hospital and Fedde Laboratory on Staten Island until she moved to Little Silver in 1966.

Susan was a civic leader. While a member at Embury Methodist Church in Little Silver, she was Secretary of the Sunday School, sang in the choir and chaired the church’s pie bakes. For the last 20 years, she has been a member of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank. She served as President of the Board of Trustees, sang in the choir and for years tended to the memorial garden of the Church. She was a delegate to the UMC Annual Conference for over 20 years. For the last 5 years, she volunteered for the Backpack Crew, an organization that provides children in need with food resources they may not have access to otherwise. She served over 50 years in Girls Scouts organized, as a girl scout, a troop leader and serving on the board of Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts. She served as the president of and sang in the Shrewsbury Chorale and sang for the Dalton School Choir in NewYork City. She was co-owner of Lester Kehoe Machinery Corporation of Staten Island, NY.

She is predeceased by her husband, Jack Drury, her son John Drury and her sisters, Frances Bradley of Pine Plains and Beatrice Ann Aldrich of Cobleskill. She is survived by her daughters Lisa and her husband Helmer Arizmendy, and Lynn and her husband Julius Spada, her brother Gould T. Patchin, her brother in law, Edward Drury and 5 grandchildren --Allison, Caroline, and John Morano and Sophia and Gabriella Arizmendy.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Backpack Crew at PO Box 68, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716. Checks to be made to The United Methodist Church with “The Backpack Crew” written on the memo line.

The family will receive vaccinated visitors at the family home in Little Silver on Friday, June 18th 2-5. A Memorial Service will be held 11:30 AM at the Red Bank Methodist Church on Saturday, June 19th, 2021. 

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