Susan Leigh (Wetzel) Machie

Died: Mon., Sep. 9, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 18, 2019
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

Celebration of Life

6:30 PM Wed., Sep. 18, 2019
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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New Bedford – Susan Leigh (Wetzel) Machie, 65, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at Care One, New Bedford.
     Born in Lakewood, Ohio, January 10, 1954, the daughter of the late Robert D. and Betty M. (Moore) Wetzel, she lived in New Bedford for most of her life.
     Susan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and was employed as an elementary teacher in the New Bedford school system.
     She was an avid reader and gardener.
     She is survived by her partner, Mariano Tavares; 2 children, Alexandra Wetzel and Collin Wetzel; 1 sister, Dana Gruber and 1 brother, Dean Wetzel.
     Susan’s family welcomes relatives and friends to celebrate her life at 5 – 7 P.M., Wednesday, September 18, 2019, with a service at 6:30 P.M. at Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.
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Jan Hogan
   Posted Mon September 16, 2019
Lexie & Family,

Deepest sympathy to you on your Mom’s passing. May the love of family and friends comfort you and provide you strength in the upcoming days.

🙏💜 Jan Hogan

Vincent lovegrove
   Posted Tue September 17, 2019
We are so sorry for lose

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