In Memory of






Obituary for Susan Ethel Richter Todd (Richter)

Susan (Susie) Richter Todd graduated from this planet on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at her home in Beacon, surrounded by family and friends.

Susie was born on March 16, 1952 in Greenwich, CT to Phyllis Carmichael and Robert Richter. Gifted with an incredible talent for art, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Central Connecticut State College in 1974. Susie was an internationally recognized artist in two- and three-dimensions, a dedicated art educator who inspired countless students over five decades, and a loving mother to Ashley.

She is survived by her daughter Ashley Lauren Todd-Diaz and her husband Jose; her boyfriend Thomas Burns; her brother Jack Richter; her sister Lorraine Bouley and her husband Kevin; and her nieces Richter and Turner Bouley. She is predeceased by her parents Phyllis and Robert Richter and her aunt Janice Carmichael.

Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill, NY. A memorial tribute will begin at 2 p.m. To honor Susie, the family encourages bright, celebratory attire.

Donations can be made in Susan’s memory to the National Breast Cancer Foundation at

For online tributes, you can visit Susan’s Book of Memories at