Susan Ducharme Hoben

Susan Ducharme Hoben is an author and an advocate for making positive end-of-life decisions. She has appeared on top media outlets speaking about how we can all choose to “die well,” including NBC and ABC, public radio affiliates and has been published in newspapers across the country.

Susan didn’t set out to be a writer but when life presented her with a compelling story that needed to be told, she rose to the challenge, beginning a new phase of her life. She hopes that what she learned can help the reader, or someone they love, achieve what's most important to them at the end of their lives.

Susan Ducharme Hoben is a former executive consultant with IBM’s Strategy and Change Consulting practice. She put her mathematics degree from Cornell University and graduate studies at Georgia Institute of Technology to good use in a thirty-five-year career in information technology that began with systems engineering with IBM and ended with consulting. Upon retirement, Sue founded a travel journal about luxury barging in Europe.

Susan lives in Connecticut on ancestral land, and frequently visits her six granddaughters (and their parents) in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Nashville, Tennessee. She celebrates life every day, never turning down an invitation, especially if it involves travel or dancing. Since retirement, in addition to regular sailing trips in the British Virgin Islands and barging trips in France, she seeks to expand her horizons by exploring a new destination each year, whether on safari in Africa, trekking the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, sailing the Gulf of Thailand, or striking a yoga pose on the mountain peak that rises 850 feet above Machu Picchu.

Recent Appearances

Date Venue Address
September 27, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Simsbury Public Library 725 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06070
I'll be talking and answering questions about Dying Well: Our Journey of Love and Loss at the Simsbury Public Library. Please stop by! It could change the way you death. Books will be for sale and autograph.
September 12, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Westerly Public Library 44 Broad Street
Westerly, RI