Suzanne Marie Norwood Miller

Ellsworth and Bar Harbor

Suzanne Miller, 58, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2020, after a prolonged battle with cancer. Suzanne was born in Ellsworth on Dec. 7, 1962, to William A. and Carol Ann (Brooks) Norwood. She spent her childhood in Ellsworth but lived and worked most of her adult life in Bar Harbor, choosing to raise her only child and best friend in the backyard of Acadia National Park. Suzanne studied nights and weekends to become a registered nurse, all while being a single parent and working full time at Jackson Lab. She exemplified hard work, resilience and selflessness. After being diagnosed with late-stage cancer, she and her husband, John, moved to Florida in 2013 to fight this disease with her face in the sun and toes in the sand. When she wasn’t outside enjoying nature, Suzanne was busy completing DIY projects, researching things that piqued her interest or planning ways to make memories with her loved ones. She appreciated the finer things in life and had a knack for making every person she met feel as though they were the center of the universe, if even for a moment. She taught us to eat dessert first, to find something joyful in every day, and to love with all your heart. She was the very best Mom, Sister and Aunt we could have dreamt of.

She leaves behind her son, Aaron Poirier, and his wife, Alyssa; sister Vicki Jordan and husband, Gary; nieces Andrea and Renee Workman, and their families (Dennis St. Peter and Sebastian Albright); her husband, John Miller; uncle Eugene Brooks; aunts Pat, Carol, Georgianna, Alberta and Georgia Mae; grandmother Gladys; stepdaughters Andrea and Alicia and their families; many Norwood cousins and the Millers of Castine. Suzanne joins her parents, grandparents and four uncles in heaven. She has donated her body to a medical school, a true testament to her one-of-a-kind personality, bravery and generous nature. When her ashes are returned to us, and when people can once again safely gather, we will celebrate the life of Suzanne. The lives she touched are countless and ours will never be the same. We will miss her more than we ever thought possible. Fly high, beautiful angel. “If there ever comes a day that we can’t be together; Keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

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