Suzanne Helferich Winslow of Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, passed away peacefully at home on April 27 after a brief illness.
She was the wife of Robert S. Winslow, to whom she was married for 41 years. She was born in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Shirley Keeney and Ferdinand Earl Helferich. She graduated from Staples High School in Westport, Conn., in 1953 with a concentration in business and continued her education at the Housatonic Community College.
She entered the job market at Federal Credit Union Industry in 1964, which she adapted to quickly. She advanced from bookkeeper to assistant treasurer followed by manager positions at the Stamford Telephone Employees Federal Credit Union (FCU) and Tri-Town-Teachers FCU in Westport. She and her husband Bob retired to St. Croix in 1988. (The year before Hurricane Hugo).
In 1993, Sue partnered with Bob to form Winslow & Winslow Financial Services Inc., an accounting and tax preparation business. This business provided an invaluable positive insight into the U.S. Virgin Islands business and social culture. She was an active member of the Navy League and St. Croix Country Club, and she especially enjoyed supporting the staff and service My Brothers Table provides the community.
She was previously married to Stanley Watters of Monroe, Conn., and leaves a daughter Kimberly A. Watters of Acworth, Ga.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 1, at Villa Morales Restaurant in Frederiksted. All friends and acquaintances are invited to attend and share their moments in life with her. Refreshments will be served.
Cremation services are entrusted to Schuster’s Crematorium LLC.