Susan Eileen (Clapsaddle) Monagle “Susie” of Wilmington, DE, at the young age of 56, passed away peacefully with loved ones by her side on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
She was born in Wilmington and was the daughter of the late Mary (O’Boyle) and Mike Clapsaddle. Susie lived in New Castle, DE until the age of 12 where she then moved to Oklahoma. At the age of 26 she came back East to family & relatives in Maryland. Susie then met the love of her life at the age of 30, Joseph Monagle and was blissfully married for 26 years. Family, gardening and sowing seeds of love were her life’s passions, her purpose.
Susie attended Oklahoma City Community College in Norman, OK and fell into different Law Firms. When she moved back East, she found her dream job as a Legal Word Processor for the law firm of Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor. She loved her job and the lawyers loved her. She was great at what she did.
Susie was diagnosed with Cancer in 2016 and fought bravely and courageously, never once complaining. We had 6 good years and we thank the Christiana Team.
Her favorite hobby was gardening. She loved planting, moving, replanting and sharing her gardens. All who visited the house commented on her 4 beautiful gardens. In particular, her “Mama’s Garden”, dedicated to her beloved Mother “G Mary”.
Susie is survived by her loving husband, Joe; 2 sons, Joey (Alexa) and Cullen; siblings, Mary Lou Coleman, Michael Clapsaddle (Rhonda), Cathie Smith (George) and Peggy Mullican (Joal) and many many Aunts, Uncles, Nephews and Nieces.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 10 from 5-8pm at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Homes, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. **Additional parking will be available at the back of Brandywine YMCA, 3 Mt Lebanon Rd, Wilmington, where there is a walkway joining the parking lots.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 11 at 11 am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
If you so incline and would like to make a donation in Susie’s name, please do so to Donations to Needy Families, www.unicefusa.org or payable to Unicef USA, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, in the memo note Needy Families.
For online condolences please visit: www.mccreryandharra.com