Eastport – Susan Teresa Watts, 73, was surrounded by family when she passed away on August 18, 2021. Susan was born in Eastport on October 13, 1947, to Milford and Mabel (Murphy) Watts and Eastport was where she grew up, raised her family and was an integral part of the community.
She graduated from Shead Memorial High school, Class of ’65, before relocating to Bangor for a short time. After returning to Eastport, Susan married Terry Flaherty, and together they started a family. Over the years Susan worked as a bank teller, a clerk with Bangor Hydro and cooked at various restaurants around town, but her true passion was baking. She was well known for her baking and culinary skills at both the original Cannery Restaurant and the Waco Diner, which was founded by her grandfather. For many years she took holiday baking orders for families around town and was happy to share her breads, cookies and sweets.
She loved to socialize, listen to music and entertain, Susan was a free spirt and cherished those close to her. She enjoyed doing embroidery work, altering clothes, and playing the flute but was happiest spending time with her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Susan was predeceased by her brother, David Watts and her first husband, Terry Flaherty.
She will be fondly remembered by her three children, Lisa Flaherty and Erik Flaherty both of Camden and Melissa Griffin and her husband Jeremy of Edmunds; her grandchildren, Lauren Flaherty and her companion Dylan and their son, Liam, all of Camden, Alyssa Malloch of Eastport, Hannah Flaherty of Camden and Alex Griffin and his wife Jodie of HI; sister-in-law, Jean Watts of Eastport; her second husband, Barry Norden of AZ; several nieces and nephews and many special friends.
A committal service to celebrate Susan’s life will be scheduled for the summer of 2022. Services by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.