Susan Hartwell Tangney

  • Born: June 25, 1942
  • Died: December 30, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

STONEHAM – Susan L. (Hartwell) Tangney, 75, beloved wife of John J. Tangney, passed away on Saturday, December 30th, surrounded by her family. Born in Malden, she is the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (Kiernan) Hartwell. She is the loving mother of Jay Tangney and his wife Dina and Taralee Tangney Kirk; beloved grandmother of Coltan Bowen, Kiara Lumetta, Lydia Lydon and Calista Lumetta Tangney and Declan Carter and Torrin Lee Kirk; sister of Skip Hartwell and his wife Christine and the late Barbara Ann Hartwell; sister-in-law of Mary O'Shea and her husband Daniel; and aunt to Craig Hartwell and his wife Kristeen, Lindsay (Hartwell) McCormick and her husband Scott, Kerry Ann O'Shea, Christine Powers and her husband Tom and D.J. O'Shea; Cousin to Holly Carroll Cachimuel and her daughters: Thalia and Tequina and great aunt to Theo McCormick and Katherine and William Hartwell.

Susan grew up in Medford and attended Medford High School. For many years she worked as an executive secretary at Ris Paper Company. Susan was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and wife. She enjoyed summers in Ogunquit, Maine, hosting family and friends and sitting on the beach. Her greatest joy came from being with her family. She attended all of her grandchildren's games and was their biggest fan. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed and listening to the songs of Celtic Thunder.

Susan recently celebrated her 75th birthday and more importantly to her, her 50th wedding anniversary to the love of her life John. She was excited that her entire family got to be together to celebrate. She will truly be missed by her family and her many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main Street, (RT 28) Stoneham on Wednesday at 9am, followed by a funeral mass celebrating Susan's Eternal Life at St. Patrick Church, 71 Central Street, Stoneham at 10am.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8pm. Parking lot attends and elevators are available.

Memorial donations may be made in Susan's Memory to St. Patrick's Parish, 71 Central St., Stoneham, MA 02180.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

We were saddened to hear of your loss. Through our daughters and their college friendship, we have several years of the happiest memories. What fun we had at numerous tailgate parties and other momentous events involving our daughters and their wider group of friends...We definitely will never forget the very special and unique graduation dinner, organized by John! We will always think of Susan ...Elegant and smiling. Memories like these will keep her with us through time. She will always stay in our hearts.
We send our love and prayers....Sue and Dave

Posted by Sue and Dave Chabot - Danbury, CT - Friend   January 04, 2018

Dear John, Jay and Tara
My sincere sympathy to all of you. Sorry that I cannot extend my condolences to you personally.

Posted by Diane Guida - Marco Island,, FL   January 02, 2018

No words can take away the tears; no amount of touch can take away the hurt. I am truly sorry to read of Susan's passing. You must only feel that " God's finger touched her, and she slept." I remember well her interest and kindness as a parent when I was Principal.
I send all members of her family my sincere sympathy.
Bob Grant
Teacher and Principal, Stoneham Public Schools ( Retired)

Posted by Robert Grant - Scottsdale, AZ   January 01, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family,may you find comfort in the God of all comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   January 01, 2018