Susan Ducharme Hoben

Susan Ducharme Hoben met the love of her life when her sister married his brother. She was sixteen. Bruce was twenty-one. They married four years later during spring break of her junior year at Cornell. For over forty-five years they did everything together. They laughed, cried, danced, and sat quietly together. They swam, sailed, and traveled. They savored good food and wine and shared books. They made babies, built two houses, and welcomed grandchildren. They celebrated life. Then, at the start of a sparkling Labor Day weekend, doctors found a tumor at the junction of Bruce’s stomach and esophagus. Nine months later he would be dead.

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