Suzanne Elizabeth Newton

Date of Birth

January 24, 1934

Date of Death

March 5, 2016

A spitfire, a real live wire, a hoot, a firecracker, one hot tamale, a rip , a party just waiting to happen, a gourmet cook, an angel, a loving mom & Nana, and beautiful friend~ are but a few of the many ways her friends and family have described this vivacious woman…

Born in Chicago, Illinois, she was the eldest of four children.

Although of Jewish Heritage, she attended Catholic prep schools which served her well~ her love of education led her to a career in teaching that lasted her lifetime.

Her effervescence, sometimes very “wicked” sense of humor, and love of life kept her young. Her interest for helping the less fortunate in the community was well known. She worked in volunteer service at the Salvation Army, the Transition House, and the Rescue Mission, to name a few. She also taught at the Braille Institute for several years.

Her greatest achievement of all was that of being a mother and a grandmother.She always considered motherhood and being a “Nana” as the best job she ever had in this world. She walked proud~ and she deserved to.

She loved the symphony, the theater, and dining out…The beach was one of her favorite places… She had a passion for gardening and for years, kept the Mission Rose Garden pruned (even after she stopped working for the Parks dept.) She kept all her friends and family homes filled with the benefits…

As she wished ~ Her ashes will be scattered over two bridges ~ The Golden Gate in San Fran- a city she loved dearly, as well as the covered bridge in Woodstock, Vermont…where she always felt she belonged.

If you wish to remember her, do it with a kind deed, or word to someone who needs it ~ she did and put a smile on many faces… In lieu of flowers ~ please sponsor a cat or volunteer your time to ASAP~( ) …an organization she truly loved.


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