Eleanor G. Suesens, 98

Mar 20, 2022

MARION — Eleanor G. Suesens, 98, of Marion, MA, passed away on March 13, 2022 in Wareham.  

She was the widow of Charles M. Suesens and the daughter of the late Arthur M. Chittick and Mary G. (Johnson) Chittick. Born in Waltham, MA on December 20, 1923, Eleanor and her husband lived in Long Island, N.Y,, Waltham, MA, and raised their daughter, Barbara, in Lincoln, MA. They summered in Mattapoisett, MA and moved to Marion, MA in the 1970's.

Eleanor graduated from Waltham High School and Bryant & Stratton Junior College, studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music and UMass Dartmouth. She was a member of The First Congregational Church in Marion, MA. 

Eleanor worked through the years as an administrative secretary for the Mass Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Brandeis University Dean, UMass Dartmouth President, and the Superintendent of Schools for the Old Rochester Regional school district.

Eleanor loved painting in oils and playing the organ at area nursing homes. She was an avid artist and musician her entire life and believed that music was as powerful as medicine.

Eleanor is survived by her daughter Barbara S. Brown of Marion, MA, grandchildren Linda D. Salines, Christopher A. Brown, wife Ambra and stepdaughter Aubrey, Alexander J. Brown, wife Kelsey and son Alexander, and family members in Long Island, N.Y. and New Brunswick, Canada. She was the sister of the late Clifford M. Chittick.

Eleanor was grateful for good friends and especially a wonderful family who were always there for her. She loved them all very much.

A Memorial Service will be held at The First Congregational Church of Marion, 28 Main St., Marion, MA on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 11 a.m. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.