Susan E. Crider of Cataumet, who was a nurse at Falmouth Hospital for more than 45 years, died at home on March 1. She was 73.

She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Raymond F. Looney and Violent M. Looney, and was a former resident of Mashpee and Falmouth.

After graduating from St. Vincent's School of Nursing, she earned a bachelor's degree from Southeastern Massachusetts University, finishing magna cum laude in her class.

During her career at Falmouth Hospital, Ms. Crider designed and implemented the Phase 1 Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and later became the clinical coordinator in surgical recovery for several years before taking her most recent position in cardiac rehabilitation.

Ms. Crider was proud of the high standards the program has achieved, becoming nationally certified in 2006 by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. She was recognized for always trying to accommodate all the needs of her patients.

She and Dr. James L. Crider were joined in marriage at their home in Mashpee on August 20, 1995; her son, Kristian Sadler, was the ring bearer. The couple's wedding trip was to France and England.

A live cam service will be on Wednesday, March 10, at 3 PM at

A celebration of her life is planned for her birthday, July 15, at The Chart Room, 1 Shipyard Lane in Cataumet.

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