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Susan R. “Susie” Bridgewater, 71, of Indianapolis, passed away on the morning of October 30, 2022. Susan was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 10, 1951, to the late Leonard F. and Rosemary E. (Stumpf) Robinson. On July 27, 1973, Susie wed Gary E. Bridgewater in St. Roch Catholic Church; Gary survives.
Susie graduated from Chartrand High School in 1969. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in education from Ball State University and a master’s degree from Indiana University. Susie was an elementary and music teacher for 31 years at St. Mark and Indianapolis Public Schools.
When not working, Susie enjoyed relaxing at the lake, whether it be basking in the sunshine or spending time with her family at Prince’s Lakes. A good shopping trip to Kohl’s, watching Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune, taking trips to Florida, and working on a crossword puzzle were other things she enjoyed. Susie was a devoted member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church where she enjoyed cantoring for Masses. Above all, Susie absolutely loved spending time with her family.
Susie was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Barbara A. Hill.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Gary Bridgewater; children, Jill Wells and Jerod Bridgewater; grandchildren, Paige (Evan) Kidwell and Julia Wells; many nieces and nephews, a host of extended loved ones, and friends.
Susie’s Life Celebration® Visitation will be Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the chapel at O’Riley – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Jim Farrell on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 10:00 AM in St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46217. Prayers will be recited at 9:30 AM in the narthex at St. Barnabas on Friday prior to Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Center or the American Diabetes Association; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.ORileyBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.
Thursday, November 3, 2022
4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
O'Riley - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday, November 4, 2022
Starts at 9:30am (Eastern time)
Friday, November 4, 2022
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
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