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“God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you & whispered "Come with Me" With tearful eyes, your family...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Terri - Gilford, NH - friend

“Ann,I was shocked & so sorry to hear of Sue's death. I also called her "Suzy Q" in those long ago days at NEHA.During school hours she called me MISS...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Hayes - Medford, MA

“Oh sorry to hear this news. You are much to young to leave this world! I know you have gone to a better place & happy you are no longer...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Carolyn Butt - Revere, MA

“Auntie snusan as lil Billy use to say! You will be truly missed. Your sense of humor, your kind heart, and your home making tips! You are at peace...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: kelly ryan - reading, MA - niece

“Susan was a family friend who became the most important person to my family. She became caretaker for my mother, Ginny, who was in the late stages...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Tracy Kelly - Medford, MA

“Two Puff...I am still in a state of shock over this. You were my friend and a part of my life in many, many ways. I will miss you. And as Annie says....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Mel - methuen, MA

“Oh Suxie Q I will miss you so much. After 25 years it is so hard to believre that I will not see you every day and just so you know on Tuersday...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Ann Murphy

Susan Crosby, of Reading, passed away peacefully at her home on September 11, 2015. Susan was devoted to Ann for 25 years and a loving Aunt to Jennifer McDermott and her children: Taylor, Tara, and Joey of Forsyth, Montana, as well as Laura Swaine and her children: Katelyn and Michael of Millbury. In addition, she is survived by her brothers Gary V. Crosby, John W. Crosby, Harold R. Crosby, his wife Donna and their daughter Linear of Revere. Susan was preceded in death by her parents Harold V. Crosby and Mildred (Downing) Crosby and her sister Deborah Coles.

Susan was also survived by countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends she met throughout her life.

Raised in Chelsea Susan remained a city gal, however, she felt right at home after moving to Reading over 5 years ago. She enjoyed her daily walks around the neighborhood "to make sure all was well", as she would say, and made many friends along the way. Often referred to as "The Mayor", Susan loved meeting new people and striking up a conversation as if she had known that person for years. A very kind and giving person, Susan would help those in need any way she could. These attributes were obvious during her last job working as a personal caregiver for Alzheimer's patients.

After many years of working, Susan took great pleasure in being a homemaker. Whether she was busy cooking or baking, she would always make sure her home was in pristine condition. While living in Malden, she managed to create a flourishing garden in which she took great pride and could often be found outside tending to her flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

As much as Susan was a people person, she always had an affinity for animals, especially cats. She took great joy in caring for her precious cat, Max, whom she rescued from a drain pipe as a young kitten. Max quickly became a member of the family, living a happy and carefree life of almost twenty years.

Ann would like to invite all of Susan's family and friends to celebrate her life and share memories at Doherty-Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. in Reading on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 1-4pm. Parking attendants and ramped entrance are available.

Those wishing to make a donation in Susan's memory may send a contribution to Second Chance Animal Shelter, 111 Young Road, P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515 or online at