Susan M. Peabody

December 18th, 2011

Susan M. Peabody, age 55, of Winthrop, formerly of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on December 15, 2011. Born at Choate Hospital in Woburn, on November 20, 1956, Susan was the beloved daughter of Margaret (Keane) Peabody of Wilmington and the late Lester Peabody Jr. She grew up in Wilmington and graduated Wilmington High School with the class of 1974.
Susan was a very accomplished and educated woman. Upon her graduation from high school, she attended Windham College in Vermont before transferring to Emerson College, where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. Susan then attended Katherine Gibbs school where she studied Business and Secretarial Framing. She then furthered her education at Simmons College and received her Masters in Business Administration. Lastly, Susan enrolled at Northeastern University and obtained her Paralegal Certification. After her extensive education, Susan went to work for MFS Mutual Funds in Boston, where she worked as a Paralegal for many years before her illness forced her to retire.
In her spare time, Susan had many hobbies, a talented and gifted artist, she was a creative seamstress and loved to cross stitch. She also was an avid collector of dolls and ornaments. She enjoyed reading, theater, art, and ballet. Susan will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She will be remembered for her generous and charitable nature. She was a philanthropist who was compassionate about others and the world around her.
Susan was the dear sister of Lester Peabody and his wife Trish, Mark Peabody and his wife Nancy, and Chris Peabody and his wife Ellie all of Londonderry, NH, Betsy Peabody and her partner Dianne Harhigh of Concord, NH, and Keith Peabody of Wilmington, loving aunt of Lester, Samantha, Caitlin, Michael, Meredith, Nathan, Jonathan, Jacqueline, and Julia, Susan was devoted to Daniela DeSantis (for whom Susan was like a mother) and her fiance Dharmesh Joshi, and Federico DeSantis all of Winthrop, she is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, December 19th from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, December 20th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.. Interment will take place at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial donations in Susan’s name may be made to St. Anne’s Shrine, 92 Saint Anne’s Road, P. O. Box 280, Isle La Motte, VT 05463-0280.


16 Entries in Guest Book for “Susan M. Peabody”

  1. Mimi Mandile says:

    Dear Les, Trish and Family,
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your sister, Susan. Please know we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Mimi and Jim

  2. Janet Blair says:

    To the Peabody Family,
    Our thoughts are with you. I saw Susan many years ago when I worked at he Brigham, and we caught up some. Always remember the good times you had, and know that her spirit will always be with you.

    Janet Blair

  3. Laura Walker says:

    Susan was a wonderful person and will be remembered very fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Becky Suggs Dixon says:

    Oh my,
    My heart is so very sad today. I had tried several times, leaving Sue messages to reach her this past year. Seeing her picture she looked the same as she did in high school, what wonderful memories I have of all our times together. Even though we have been seperated for many miles and years she has and will be close to my heart. May God bless you and keep you all strong ! My life was richer by knowing her…I can hear her laugh in my heart right now. And just yesterday my grandaughter Ella was holding the ornaments Sue made me and they have hung on my tree for 35 years. Thinking and praying for all of you. With Love , Becky Suggs Dixon in North Carolina

  5. Linda Durakis says:

    Such fun we all used to have at Half Moon Lake and on cousins visits in Mass. and CT. Great childhood memories with you. You were always kind, fun and had the most beautiful smile.
    Thoughts and prayers to Aunt Magie and the Peabody family.

  6. Jimbo McHugh says:

    Sorry to Hear about your loss. Thoughts and Prayers to the entire Peabody Family at this difficult time.

  7. Lisa St. Hilaire says:

    Many hugs, much love, and prayers for understanding to all.

  8. Cindy Leathe Kuehl says:

    Betsy and family, I am so sorry for your loss, especially so unexpected. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless, Cindy

  9. Debbie Kendall DelleDonne says:

    I went to high school with Susan. I remember fondly her wonderful smile that she always had for everyone. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with of all of you at this time.
    Debbie Kendall

  10. Dennis Gearty says:

    Sorry to hear about Sue,she is with her dad now. I remember when we were kids playing together on Tercentennial Nana’s home, and also her being at the Timberline schools as a guidance counselor for my kids. my prayers are with all of you on this great loss.
    God bless

  11. Nickolas M. Connery says:

    I am still so deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Susan (or “Peabs” as I knew her). I worked with Peabs for four years in the Legal Dept. at MFS Investment Management, and she was much more than a colleague to me. She was a very supportive mentor and “mother hen” to me when I came to MFS as a rookie paralegal, and even after she left the company, we talked often on the phone. I can’t believe she is gone, and I will miss her terribly. I know she is in a better place now.

  12. Richard and Christine Gearty and Family says:

    We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with Susan and her family. I have some great memories of growing up with Aunt Margie, Uncle Lester and the kids – visiting Nana and hanging with the Conroy’s on Tercentennial Drive.

  13. Sher & Gary Winnie says:

    Betsy & all the Peabody Family ~

    Gary & I are so sorry. I am so grateful for the time that I spent with Susan around the table for Betsy’s 50th birthday. God bless you, everyone … and, Love, always.

  14. Keli Davis says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to the Peabody family. I had the pleasure to work with Peabs at MFS in the Legal Department for over two years. From my first day of employment, she really “took me under her wing”. Peabs was a very unique and special person and I saw her as more then just a co-worker i considered her a friend! I am going to miss her dearly, but i know she will always be with us like an angel looking over all of us every day.

  15. Jean (Novak) Olson says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to Susan’s family for such a profound loss. Susan and I were in the same class at WHS and shared many classes. I’ll always remember her sewing skills – she would come in one day with a beautiful outfit on and when we asked her about it, she would say she made it the night before! Susan was a truly warm and genuine person, which is the first thing that comes to mind in remembering her. And her contagious laughter too – she could never stop once we got her started! My most sincere sympathy to you all. …Susan left much too soon.

  16. Wendy Wiberg says:

    I am so, so sad to hear of Susan’s passing. Jean (Novak) Olson and I had such fun times together with her in our high school classes. She had a beautiful, big smile, laugh, and heart. It was always so nice to be with her. I will always remember the joy that just seemed to pour out from Susan. My heart goes out to Becky Suggs, her dear friend, and to all of her other friends and family that grieve her loss. We are all lucky to have had Susan in our lives.

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