Susan Jane Young

NORWAY – Susan Jane Young, 76, passed away on St. Patrick’s Day, Friday March 17, 2023, at Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center, beating the odds, as she was not supposed to live beyond the age of 15.

She was born in Lewiston on April 17, 1946, the daughter of James and Mary (O’Connor) Young. Susan was born with cerebral palsy. But after several years of near weekly trips to osteopaths in Rumford and Portland, she was able to complete high school at Leavitt Institute in 1965.

After high school, Susan lived and worked on the family dairy farm, taking care of the young animals, and planting and harvesting the crops. She was active in the 4H showing her Jersey cows.

Susan loved her animals, especially her Australian Shepherds. She enjoyed going to camp and playing 63. Susan also loved the Red Sox and the Patriots.

Susan is survived by her brother, Peter Young; and special cousins Colleen O’Connor and Jo Ann McPhee, along with many cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center for the care they gave to Susan.

A Celebration of life will be held in the spring. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. To share memories and condolences with the family please go to

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