Susan Lucile Mallette

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Frankfort – Susan Lucile Mallette passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022, in Georgetown, Kentucky. Susan was born July 30, 1957 in Middlebury, Vermont. She moved with her parents, Delos H. Mallette and Ellen (Carpenter) Mallette to Northville, New York later in 1957.
Susan graduated from Northville Central School in 1975 and from Oneonta State College in 1979 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Geology.
Her career path took her on a long and winding road. She worked for the State Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany and Olean, NY. She worked as a well-site geologist in the oil fields of the west for several years. She acquired teaching certification and became a licensed Dog Groomer while living in NY State. She moved to Kentucky where she lived in Paris for 10 years and in Frankfort for 15 years. While in Kentucky, she worked briefly for the J Peterman Company. She continued her career at the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection. She worked in the Superfund Branch and then the Groundwater Section. She retired in August of 2018.
Susan enjoyed music, traveling, the outdoors, all of nature and spending time with her family and friends. She protected and cared for the environment in all aspects of her life. Part of her property was designated a butterfly sanctuary. She was an avid animal lover and adopted most of her dogs from rescues. She also fostered kittens for the local animal shelter and volunteered at New Leash on Life.
Susan was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her beloved sister, Nora Mallette of Delhi, NY, her two nieces Kali Weinstein (Brendan) of Carmel, NY and Kendall Aitken (John Hudson) of Albany, NY, and her Grand Nephew, Augustin Delos Weinstein. She will also be greatly missed by her cousins and devoted companion, Dandy.
Susan leaves behind a lifeline of friends, two of them are adopted sister and lifelong friend Beverly Taulbee of Georgetown KY, and school and college friend Norine Colvin of Edinburg. Susan’s friends were very important to her and the family would like to thank all of them for the messages, visitations, phone calls, and countless offers of assistance. We would also like to thank her former coworkers for the tributes and remembrances they have shared. A special thank you to Pam Kutscher for her friendship, assistance and kindness.
Susan, who never smoked, was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2017. Susan handled her prognosis with courage, grace, and determination. She participated in a trial study in Columbus, Ohio, keeping journals and hoping to make other’s treatment experience better. She didn’t let the treatments stop her from doing what she liked. She traveled to Scotland, visited family and friends, and went on other vacations.
The family would like to thank everyone involved in Susan’s care. We appreciate everyone who brought her a meal, drove her to an appointment, visited, sent her an email or telephoned. Every act of kindness meant a lot to her. Thank you to Dr. Hicks and his team at Baptist Health, to the members of Bluegrass Hospice, and to Angie Damron and her assistants for their excellent care.
Graveside services at Valleyview Cemetery in South Kortright will be in the spring. A Celebration of Life is being planned for summer in Kentucky.
Those wishing to may donate to their local animal shelter, environmental group, or plant something in her honor. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Northville Funeral Service. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com.

By LH Staff

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