Suzanne Buttler Robertson, 64

Feb 28, 2019

Suzanne Buttler Robertson, 64, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Feb. 20. Suzanne was born August 27, 1954, and grew up in Mattapoisett. She was a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School and Cape Cod Community College. She served in the US Army from 1975 to 1978 in Kansas and Seoul, South Korea. Suzanne worked as a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital until 2013.

Suzanne loved adventures and gatherings with friends and family. Her garden was amazing and she loved sharing it. Suzanne had a passion for helping people that went beyond her job. She loved gift-giving, cooking, basket-weaving, sewing, knitting, walking, and biking. Suzanne traveled extensively, visiting and making friends wherever she went. Suzanne was a friend to all and she will be missed greatly.

Suzanne leaves four surviving siblings, Bruce Robertson of Mattapoisett, Mark Robertson (and Deborah Vieira) of Mattapoisett, Scott Robertson and his wife Rebecca of South Dartmouth, and Cynthia Robertson Kirchhoff and her husband Georg Eric of Medfield. Predeceasing her are her brother, James D. Robertson II (1989), her mother, Mary T. Robertson (2003), and her father, James D. Robertson (1995).

Suzanne leaves numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and godchildren: Shayne Ball, Luke Robertson, Trevor and Lyndsay Robertson, Robbie and Daniel Southerland, Aislinn and Leah Robertson, Carl James and Maira Lucille Kirchhoff, Rachael Robertson, Archer and Langden Ball, and two godchildren,  Angele Gracia and Alex Cuddy.

Arrangements will be made by Fairlawn Mortuary in Fairhaven. Her celebration of life will be held on March 9 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Seamen’s Bethel in New Bedford. A military ceremony and her interment will take place at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Friday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m.

The family of Suzanne would like to thank the nurses and staff at Our Lady’s Haven for loving, compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Suzanne’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 and Hospice. For online tributes please visit: