Susan A. (Rua) Yates, 46, of Mendon, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in her home on September 4, 2016. She leaves her life partner of 16 years, Richard Wheelwright of Mendon. She was born in Milford, daughter of Jose and Elaine (Brogan) Rua of Mendon. She was a lifelong Mendon resident. She was a graduate of Nipmuc Regional High School class of 1988. She received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Framingham State College class of 1992. Susan was employed as a bartender for many years at the Villa Restaurant in Wayland.
In addition to her parents and life partner, she is survived by her son Tyler M. Yates of Mendon, two brothers, Joseph Rua and Timothy Rua both of Mendon, her paternal grandmother, Carmeria Rua of Milford.
The funeral will be held Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10 A.M. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford, MA 01757. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. at the St. Gabriel the Archangel Church on 151 Mendon St. Upton MA. The burial will follow in the Swandale Cemetery in Mendon MA.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 P.M.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Center 20 Prospect St. Milford MA 01757