Susan DiRusso

Susan M. DiRusso (Ferraro)

Thursday, October 30th, 1952 - Friday, January 1st, 2021
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DiRusso, Susan "Susie" M. (Ferraro) passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on January 1, 2021. She was 68 years old.

Susan was the devoted mother to Derek DiRusso and his wife Tara of Reading and Jonathan DiRusso and his wife Stephanie of Woburn. She was the loving Nonna of Ace, Sonny, and Jonathan David "J.D." DiRusso. She is also survived by her brother Orlando Colleameno & family, sister Angela (Ferraro) LeBeau & family, sisters-in-law Mary Colleameno & family, and Stephanie Colleameno & family.

Susan was predeceased by her beloved parents Philip and Florence Colleameno Ferraro, and brothers Alfred Colleameno and Robert Colleameno.

Susan was born in Somerville and raised and educated in Cambridge. She graduated from Cambridge High and Latin. Susan was a dedicated mother to her children and Nonna to her grandchildren. She loved spending time with them and her many friends. Susan had a career working at FedEx and playing the Nonna in the hit show, "Joey and Maria's Italian Wedding," which played in many venues. She also volunteered to perform in many fundraising shows for the Immaculate Conception Parish, Malden. Her voice was one that could have reached Broadway. It was so professional and that of an angel. Many will miss her sense of humor, love of family and friends, as well as her impressive Italian cooking.

May she rest in peace. Services will remain private. A celebration of Susie's life will be planned and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Susan's memory may be made to
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John Fiore

Posted at 08:24am
RIP Momma Nonna...your Fedex Family will miss you since you brought so much joy and laughter into our days...back on April 9, 2010 Sue posted this thought on her very own Facebook page and I am going to repost it today because it fits how we all feel

Thought of you today, But that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have is memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, in which I'll never part. God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart.

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