HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. – Susan Files Tagg, 69, of Hampton Falls, N.H., passed away April 9, 2013, in Tampa, Fla., surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Susan was born Dec. 4, 1943, in Bangor, the daughter of Richard and Ellen Files.
She graduated from Bangor High School in 1962 and received an associates degree in early childhood development from Westbrook Junior College, Portland. Susan was a member of Bangor Junior League and loved horseback riding and spending time with her grandchildren. Susan married Lt. Col. Albert “Jim” Tagg, retired, at All Souls Church, Bangor, Sept. 25, 1964. Susan and her husband raised three sons, James Jr., Richard and Steven in Hampton Falls, N.H. After Jim retired they spent much of their time on their motor home in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and on their boat in Boothbay, as members of The Down East Yacht Club.
Susan was predeceased by her mother, Ellen Hathorn Files; and brother-in-law, Greg Stevens. She is survived by her father, Richard Files of Falmouth; husband of 47 years, Albert “Jim” Tagg; three sons, Jim Tagg and wife, Kimberly Tagg, of Tampa Fla., Richard Tagg of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Steven Tagg of Hampton Falls, N.H.; grandaughters, McKenna and Paige Tagg; grandsons, AJ and Clark Tagg; sister, Judi Stevens of Yarmouth; and brother and sister-in-law, Kip Files and Lorraine DuBeau of Rockland; sister and brother-in-law, Deb and Peter Dumas of Scarborough; and several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held in Maine this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Susan’s name to Moffitt Cancer Center or Life Path Hospice, both links at www.moffitt.org/home/how-to-give/donate-now; www.chaptershealth.org/giving/Donate-Now.