WORCESTER – Susan Ruth Buis, 72, died Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at the Lutheran Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester. She is survived by her uncle, William Small; three cousins, Thomas M. Monfreda and his wife Lynne of Hubbardston, William “Billy” Small and his wife Heather of Colorado, and Michelle Small of Arizona; her former husband, Kevin Buis; and two close friends, Susan and Martha. She was predeceased by her brother, Alan Smelewicz; and her sister, Jean Smelewicz. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Frank and Ruth (Krapas) Smelewicz, and graduated from Clark University in Worcester.
Ms. Buis was a respiratory therapist throughout her life. Her family is grateful for the wonderful care that Susan received at the Lutheran Home.
A private graveside service will be held at Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Home, c/o Activities Department, 26 Harvard St., Worcester, MA 01609.
Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.