Celebrating the life of

Susan Buttimer Coleman

Passed away on December 27, 2021

Susan Buttimer Coleman

Susan Buttimer Coleman died peacefully at her home on Monday December 27, 2021.   Susan was born in Savannah, GA to Martha Sims Buttimer and Patrick Joseph Buttimer, Jr. on April 7, 1956.  Susan attended Blessed Sacrament School and graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy, Class of 1974.  Susan received a Radiology Certification from Memorial Hospital.  After stints in Augusta, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach Susan finished her career as an MRI Technician at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah after thirty-six years of service.

Susan’s most important role was that of wife, mother and grandmother.  She raised two beautiful, accomplished daughters and was so proud to be Gigi to three wonderful grandchildren.  Susan burned up the road between Savannah and Jacksonville traveling to care for and play with her grandchildren.  They sure loved their Gigi!!!  Susan was looking forward to the 4th edition, a new Granddaughter, due 3/17/22.

Susan was stubborn and selfless and fiercely protective of her loved ones.  She loved Jimmy Buffett, the ocean, the Braves and beloved dog/sidekick Blake.

In addition to her parents Susan was predeceased by her daughter Blaine Coleman Bunton. 

Susan is survived by her husband Bruce Coleman and her daughter Brittany Coleman Feus (Karl) and grandchildren Wolfgang, Weiland and Karlie of Jacksonville Beach, FL.  Brothers Pat Buttimer (Patricia) of Longwood, FL and Terry Buttimer (Pam) and Stephen Buttimer (Kent) of Savannah.  Additionally, she leaves behind beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

Visitation will be held at Fox and Weeks Islands Chapel on Thursday December 30th at 2:00pm with a funeral service to follow at 3:00pm





There are no words…. Susan was such a part of my working life for so many years. She had such wit. Sharing those days together and laughing when we were surrounded by the chaos of too much to do and not enough time to do it was truly special for me. Susan taught me to laugh, she showed me the way and I am forever grateful for her friendship. Her heart was burdened by such sadness but equally full of love for her family. May her spirit soar.

- Joan Montford, Savannah, GA

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- Patti Corcoran Pharis, Chapin, South Carolina

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My prayers are with you and your family Bruce. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you comfort and peace.

- Brad Wittfeld, Savannah, GA

Mrs Susan was the best mom to her children and whatever other children were tagging along for the moment including me. I will never forget all the times we had or I shared with Blaine and Britt with her riding to school in morning and going to Destin Fl. She was always there for her children and friends. She was a strong strong lady and inspiration as I know she was in pain alot with her health for years.. I hope it brings some comfort knowing Blaine and her are together. In my thoughts and prayers. Shelley

- shelley bryant, savannah, Georgia

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- JOHN MELL, Savannah, Georgia

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Nothing we can say will replace the amazing light that was Susan. She was always so happy and in high spirits. The world has lost an amazing person but heaven has gained a beautiful soul. To my Sister-in-Law Brittney we send our condolences and are here for you. Know that your mother was loved and we will all see her again one day.

- Robert & Kyle , Orlando, FL

Dear Bruce, we have been so heart broken to hear about Susan. She was definitely a bright light in everyone’s life. We are praying for you and Brittney.

- Denny and Ginger McBride, Hendersonville , NC

So sorry to hear about Susan's passing. She was one of the first classmates I met at Blessed Sacrament School in the 7th grade, living two doors down on Washington Ave. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Eternal rest grant unto Susan O Lord, and may His perpetual light shine upon her!

- Kevin Shea, Atlanta, GA

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- Mary Beth Corcoran , Savannah , GA

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We are so very sorry for your loss and will be praying for you all at 3 PM tomorrow.

- Martha and Tony Hejka, Savannah, Ga

We are profoundly saddened at Susan’s death. She was a warm and compassionate person and will be sorely missed in our neighborhood. Our deepest condolences go out to Bruce and the rest of Susan’s family.

- Rose and Russ Richmond, Savannah, Georgia

The Cashen Family sends their prayers and love to you all. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Susan. We loved playing with Blaine and Brittany growing up and have the best of memories with them. Sending our love and deepest condolences to all.

- Cashen Family, Birmingham , AL

My deepest sympathy forBruce and all the family and so many relatives who are a part inSusan’s life.Masses will be said at St Ann’s here in Marietta for Susan and all the family. I can imagine the reception she got in Heaven from her Dad and Mom and Sister and all who have preceded, Susan .Rest In Peace

- Anthony J Buttimer, Marietta , Ga

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- Stanley and Diane devegter , Savannah , Georgia

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- Agnes Roy Walker, Raleigh , Nc

Brittany, I am so very sorry to hear the loss of your wonderful sweet mother. She raised such beautiful sweet girls who I am blessed to call friends. I am thinking of you all during this tough time. Prayers and condolences to you and your family.

- Jenna Yarbrough and Family, Savannah, Georgia

Susan was a loving caring person. She will be deeply missed, I hope the family, share their memories of all the wonderful times they shared with Susan, find comfort in knowing she is out of pain. The only scars in heaven are the ones that's holding her now. Love and big hugs to you all!

- Lisa Taylor, Savannah, GA

Dear Bruce, I’m very saddened at Susan’s passing. She was, as good as it gets. Alway so pleasant and as sweet as anyone on Earth. God has a true Angel now to help correct the crazy World we now live in. God bless you and your family my friend. Bobby

- Bobby Sauers, Richmond Hill, Georgia

Dear Brittany & Bruce, I am so sorry for the passing of your beautiful Mother & wife. May her Memory be Eternal.

- Joe Upchurch, Tega Cay, SC

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Rest in peace now Susan. God Bless you. Praying for your Bruce and Brittany. God Speed

- Suzanne McLaughlin vonWaldner, Savannah, Ga

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Lawrence and Kim Bennett

- Lawrence and Kim Bennett , Savannah , Georgia

May she rest in peace. Deepest sympathy on Susan's death. My grandmother was a Sims and we are distantly related.

- Burch R. Bryant, SAVANNAH, GA

So deeply sorry for your loss.

- Sam Remley, Savannah, GA

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

- Nancy Nowell Sturgess, Savannah, Ga

Bruce My deepest condolences on Susan’s passing. She was a jewel and my memories of her shall forever be priceless. I’m sorry I couldn’t attend her service but today I haven’t stopped going up and down the river. God bless her heart and my best to you and your family

- John McCarthy, Savannah, GA

I’m so sorry for your loss. I was a classmate at Blessed Sacrament and remember spending time on her porch looking out over Daffin Park. She was a sweetheart.

- Becky Keating , Claxton , Ga

My deepest condolences

- Belinda Finocchiaro , Savannah , Georgia

Bruce, Lyn & I are very sorry to hear about Susan. You and Brittney will be in our prayers.

- Wip & Lyn McCuen, Savannah, Ga

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Prayers for the family very sorry for your loss. May Susan Rest In Peace!

- Mark S Buttimer , Lake Oconee , Ga

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the recent loss of Susan. May she rest in peace.

- Klair Kenney Snellbaker , Fort Myers, FL

We are so very sorry to hear of Susan's death. You are all in our prayers Tom & Maureen OB

- Tom OBrien, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel