Susan K. Hope (Marshall), 63, of Woonsocket, RI passed away after a sudden and short illness on Friday, July 30, 2021, surrounded by her family. Born in Sharon, MA on June 26, 1958, Sue was the daughter of the late Francis and Louise P. Marshall. She was the loving mother of Danielle Thurber of Woonsocket, Jessica Ramsay and her partner Jared Esterly of Warwick, and Sarah Bobola and her husband Mike of Woonsocket. She was the dear sister of Andrea Donlevy of Attleboro, MA and the late Marcia Sanborn of Brockton, MA. She is also survived by the apple of her eye, her granddaughter, Sadie Ramsay. She also leaves behind her ex-husband and friend John Thurber of Pawtucket, along with many adoring nieces and nephews.
A graduate of Attleboro High School, Sue worked as a secretary for Leach & Garner for ten years before taking time off to be a stay-at-home mom. She was the fun mom in the neighborhood, which was no easy task and often meant a sore tail bone from sledding or a twisted ankle from playing badminton. She spent summers with John and the girls in Ossipee, NH where they had many adventures. If you were looking for Sue on the weekends, you could find her at the local soccer field watching her daughters’ games or driving them to other various sports and activities. An avid reader with a great taste in music, Sue also loved good food, horror movies, and blue eye shadow. Sue enjoyed the simple pleasures in life like sitting on the porch at night to look at the stars, getting outdoors for a walk, and laughing and spending time with her girls.
Sue went back to work in 1992 as a full-time, overnight cashier for CVS and somehow always managed to make it home in time to help her daughters with their morning paper route and get them to school on time. She worked for CVS for 22 years at both the Park Square and Cass Ave locations before taking a new position at Stop & Shop in Bellingham, MA, where she worked for the last seven years.
Sue made friends easily and was loved by her co-workers, customers, neighbors, and all her daughters’ friends. She loved working retail and had a fondness for her co-workers and customers alike. Her daughters could not take their mom anywhere without a handful of people stopping her to say hello. When asked who the person was that just greeted her, she would often say fondly “my” customer. She was friendly, down-to-earth, caring, and always had a kind word to give, which is why she will be sadly missed by not only her family, but so many in the community.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date for all to share their beloved memories of Sue.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Glioblastoma Foundation
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