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Obituary: Susie Williams – former teacher at New Milton Infant School

A FRIENDLY and familiar face at New Milton Infant School for more than 30 years, former teacher Susie Williams has passed away aged 98.

After being the reception teacher for well over 1,000 children throughout the course of her career, “Miss Williams” as she was affectionately known, died on 10th April at Bournemouth Hospital.

Susie Williams
Susie Williams

A spokesperson for the family said Susie introduced swimming lessons at the school as well as milk bottle top collections to support Guide Dogs for the Blind, one of the many charities she supported.

After retiring in 1983, Susie and her husband Donald, who passed away in 2008, had a “long time together” according to her family.

During her free time, Susie enjoyed country dancing and was a seamstress who launched quilting group The Happy Patchers, which continued for many years.

Members of the group produced quilts for various charities at home and overseas.

Susie maintained her independence throughout her life, continuing to live in her first marital home in Friars Cliff until her death.

Mourners are encouraged to make donations to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) via Hinton Wood Burial Ground.

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