Susan Johnson Koczera, age 69, of Mattapoisett, MA., passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2019. Susan was the devoted wife of Attorney Andrew S. Koczera of Mattapoisett, MA., and the loving mother of Kristin L. Koczera of Arlington, VA., and the late Rachel J. Koczera of Mattapoisett, MA.
Born on November 18, 1949, in New Bedford, MA., Susan graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1971, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education. Upon graduating, she was employed by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, as an Occupational Therapist. Directly following, she was a Regional Sales Manager for Johnson & Johnson, covering South Coast and Cape Cod. Later she served as Office Manager and Paralegal at the Law Office of Andrew S. Koczera, providing certified electrical filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the 1st District Court, in Boston, MA.
Above all else, Susan was fiercely devoted to her family and dearly loved her daughters. It was with the greatest of joy, that she was able to enjoy the success and growth of both her daughter’s careers in New York City and in Washington, D.C., and that of her husband’s law practice.
Susan had a beautiful singing voice and was an All-State Soprano, while she attended the University of Massachusetts. Susan was a gifted athlete and a member of the Mattapoisett Women’s Bowling League, where she was featured in the Standard Times for her high scores. She competed alongside her daughter Rachel, at the Bowlmor, where they enjoyed their time together and shared in laughter with those who bowled beside them. Susan loved living in Mattapoisett and spent many peaceful days on the beach with her family and dogs; and spoke often and fondly of her childhood where she spent the summer’s sailing with her Father, at their cottage in Plymouth, MA.
Susan was incredibly kind-hearted and had a beautiful soul. A truly genuine person and friend, and that is how she will always be remembered.