Susan was a long-time member of Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead and lived for escapes onto the water, either to captain her J/boat in Marblehead, or to walk the sands along the beach in Naples. Always game for adventure, she was a prized companion on family trips by jeep out west, and on excursions to museums, galleries, and any place where she could find a sense of natural wonder, whether it be as a passenger in a vintage biplane or digging in her own garden.