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Suzanne  R. Goldsmith
  • In lieu of flowers donations in Suzanne's memory may be sent to
  • My Brother's Keeper
    PO Box 338
    Easton, MA 02356

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“Kathleen, I just found out about your mom's passing and am so sorry for your profound loss..... I know that you have strong faith which I'm sure is...Read More »
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“Cathy, Maura & Caitlin, so sorry for your great loss. I remember when you lived out behind us then up Columbus Av. Your Mom was always so swet....Read More »
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“Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends Sue! You and Mike were so great to myself and family and cannot thank you enough for that....Read More »
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“I wish more than anything that I could have been there at the service today. I love you and miss you, Sue. Our families have shared some amazing...Read More »
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EASTON--Suzanne (Lowndes) Goldsmith of Easton passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side at the Pat Roche Hospice House in Hingham on July 25, 2017, after a gallant eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 74.

Beloved wife and best friend of 50 years of the late Michael E. Goldsmith, who passed away in February 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Suzanne was a tireless caregiver and assured Mike had a wonderful, comfortable retirement, especially during the last few years of his life.

Loving mother of Kathleen Griffin and her husband James of Cohasset, Maura Bookter and her husband Trek of Columbia, MD, and Caitlin Lawrence and her husband John of Milton. Fun and loving Nana to Catherine, Elizabeth, Anne, and Mary Claire Griffin; Sarah and Chris Bookter; and Charlotte and Samuel Lawrence.

Suzanne also is survived by her sisters-in-law Carole Goldsmith Brown and her husband Timothy of Cheektowaga, NY and Diane (Dodie) Goldsmith McLaughlin and her husband Daniel of Snyder, NY, as well as her nieces and nephews, including Lisa Fulcher McKenna of Easton and Shawn McLaughlin and Shannon McLaughlin Ragonnet of Amherst, NY.

Suzanne was pre-deceased by her younger sister, Karen Lowndes Fulcher, her brother-in-law, Wally Fulcher, and her niece, Karen Sue Fulcher, all of Easton.

Suzanne was born on December 13, 1942, the daughter of Mildred Brennan and S.George Lowndes of Easton. She grew up in Easton, and attended St. Patrick's School in Brockton, graduating in 1960. She then went on to Boston College, where she received her bachelor's degree in nursing in 1964.

She and Mike met in Mike's hometown of Buffalo shortly before their college graduations, and married in 1965, settling in Easton, where they lived for 35 years. After raising their family, Suzanne and Mike moved to Middleborough and then to Bluffton, South Carolina, where they enjoyed six years of retirement in the Hilton Head area. Later they moved to Virginia and then, in 2014, back to the Boston area and settled into a routine with old friends, coming full circle back to Easton.

While she worked in a variety of nursing assignments throughout her life, her primary role was as the ultimate caregiver for her daughters, her husband, and many others whose lives she touched. She used her nursing skills to assist many seniors who needed her love and support.

Suzanne gave generously of her time to her family and friends. She was involved with many volunteer activities through her parish, the Immaculate Conception Church in Easton. Her most rewarding volunteer work was her role leading the parish effort to relocate a Laotian refugee family to Easton. She volunteered at the Stonehill Retreat House and she and Mike were early and active volunteers at My Brother's Keeper in Easton. She especially enjoyed the time she was able to spend there over the last year.

Suzanne was an adventurer, and she and Mike loved to travel, especially in their motor home. It was a common sight to see Suzanne behind the wheel with Mike in the navigator's seat, heading off someplace near or far. They took their entire family on a summer-long tour of the U.S. when their daughters were in their teens, and later she and Mike traveled up and down the east coast, discovering far-flung locales and making new friends. They especially enjoyed the summers they spent at the beach in Middletown, RI.

One of the highlights of their travels was the time she and Mike spent in Germany from 1987-1990, on one of Mike's work assignments, when they traveled extensively through Europe, and Maura and Caitlin were able to study in Germany.

Most especially, she loved being with friends and family, including being Nana to her eight grandchildren. She had a special relationship with each one and loved spending time with them, spoiling them with her favorite activity – going out for ice cream for dinner.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Monday, July 31 at 10 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, 193 Main Street, Easton. Visiting hours will be Sunday, July 30 from 2 to 6 p.m., at Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Route 138) Easton. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton.

Donations in Suzanne's memory may be made to My Brother's Keeper, P.O. Box 338, Easton, MA 02356-0338.