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MARBLEHEAD, MA - Suzanne Thomas, 70, of Marblehead, entered the spirit world on January 23, 2018. Over the years, Suzanne was involved in the Marblehead Arts Festival, the Marblehead Arts Council, and the Shipyard Association. She was an active member of the Marblehead Yacht Club, a social member at the Dolphin Yacht Club, and a member of the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce. She was a volunteer for Hospice of the North Shore. Sue graduated from Brattleboro Union High School (Brattleboro, Vt.) in 1965, and earned a Bachelor's degree in education from Keuka College in 1969. She earned a Master's degree in special education from Southern Connecticut State College in 1973. She graduated from the Katherine Gibb's Entrée Program in 1974. Suzanne and her twin sister, Linda, opened a "weekend only" bed and breakfast in their home in 2003. Suzanne continued running the business, after Linda's death. The business expanded to a full-time operation. Nothing pleased Suzanne more than having the house full of friends/guests.
Suzanne died peacefully at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass., due to complications associated with polycystic kidney/liver disease. Suzanne divided her career between teaching and doing administrative work. She taught second grade at the Melissa Jones School in Guilford, Conn.; she taught special education at White Bluff's Elementary School in Savannah, Ga.; she was Executive Secretary to Blair Brown, President of Charrette Corporation; and she was an Administrative Assistant in the department of Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She retired in 2012.
Suzanne was predeceased by her twin sister, Linda Thomas (August 17, 2011); her brother, David P. Thomas (December 16, 2009); her father, E. Gordon Thomas (July 3, 2000); and her mother, Lucile Powers Thomas (August 20, 1991). Suzanne is survived by her sister-in-law, Margaret Susan Thomas, of West Grove, Pa.; her nieces, Katherine R. Thomas of West Grove, Pa., and Sarah E. Stephenson, and her husband, Ryan M. Stephenson; and three great-nieces, Elizabeth, Riley, and Lucile Stephenson, all of Middletown, Pa. Suzanne leaves endless friends, and a sisterhood of seven. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to honor Sue's memory by performing random acts of kindness, and love your dog with all of your heart.
Join the family at the 17 Chestnut Street B & B, Marblehead, Mass., on Sunday, January 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. for a Celebration of Suzanne's Life. Suzanne will be interred at Morningside Cemetery in Brattleboro, Vt., in the spring of this year. Arrangements are under the direction of the Solimine Funeral Homes, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn. Guestbook at ww.solimine.com.
Published on January 23, 2018
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