Sue Williams Schenck, Grew Up in Darien, Avid Gardener, Museum Volunteer
Sue Williams Schenck, known to all as Sudie, passed away peacefully at home on April 27, from complications due to Parkinson’s disease, with her loving husband Steven Goodwin and caregivers at her side. Sudie was born in Philadelphia to S. Norman and Nancy Doggett Williams, and grew up in Darien. Her father was an executive with Alcoa and her mother was both a successful real estate agent and the president of the Planned Parenthood Association in Connecticut at a time when its mission was not well received by many. Sudie attended the Low-Heywood School in nearby Stamford, to which she maintained a lifelong connection, and then continued her education at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro where she received a degree in art history. In the late 1950s, Sudie moved to the Beacon Hill section of Boston with her first husband, Garret Schenck, where they raised their three boys — Van, Chris, and Trip.