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Susan Marie McBee

September 30, 1942 ~ December 22, 2021 (age 79)

Obituary

Susan Marie McBee, 79, of Nashua passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at The Edgewood Centre in Portsmouth, NH while on Beacon Hospice.

Susan was born in Los Angeles, CA on September 30, 1942, a daughter of the late Alfred Hall and Ruth Hall.  She was the beloved wife of John E. McBee  with whom she shared 57 years of marriage before he passed away.

Prior to being a mother, Susan had worked for Pacific Telephone Company in Los Angeles, California for ten years with her best friend, Betty J. Kellor , who relocated to New Hampshire to be near Susan.  Susan devoted herself to being Betty's primary caretaker around the clock in Betty's home while she was symptomatic with stage four breast cancer and until she passed away. That is how much Susan loved and was devoted to her best  friend.

What Susan can be most remembered for was her ability to inspire unconditional love in others. Her childhood sweetheart, who was also her husband, was completely devoted to her all the days of his life.  And her lifelong best friend, who was also completely devoted to Susan, and with whom she shared a special bond that surpassed  friendship.

Susan was a devout Catholic. Even when she could no longer walk she would watch Mass on television, watching the network EWTN, watching Sister Angelica, and Father Spitzer's Universe. Susan prayed the rosary everyday up until her passing.

Susan was a great lover of animals.  She had a deep commitment and compassion for animals and she had several animals throughout her lifetime. Three of her dogs ashes will be buried with her.

Susan loved to talk and when she became completely bed and chair confined she continued to talk on the telephone to friends and  family for hours.

She had a great sense of style, being polished and putting together outfits with coordinating accessories was her passion. Susan always put great effort into her look;  presentation was everything.

Susan is survived by: one daughter; Robin Catherine McBee of Nashua, two sons; Steven  Christopher McBee of Dracut, MA, Joel Edward McBee and his wife Charity of Nashua, her sister; Colleen Gaznick of Tewksbury, MA, her two nieces; Jennifer Pinet of Haverhill, MA, Joslyn Dubois of Pelham NH, and her nephew Timothy Dewys of Miami Beach Florida.

SERVICES: There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 29th at St. Josephs the Worker Church, 777 W Hollis St., Nashua, New Hampshire at 10:00 AM. Everyone is invited to please meet at the church. Burial will  follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Nashua. To leave an online condolence, story, or message please visit www.ANCTIL-ROCHETTE.com

 

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Services

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
December 29, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Josephs the Worker Church (Nashua, New Hampshire)

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