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Susan A. (Donohue) Blake

Susan A. (Donohue) Blake
  • November 29, 1962 - December 9, 2017
  • Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Blake family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Home For Little Wanderers
    10 Guest St.
    Boston, MA 02135

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“The Molle family is deeply saddened to hear of Sues passing. Our memories of her during the countless hours in the hockey rink, are of a kind,...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Wayne, Chris, Samantha, Jason, and Christian Molle - MA

“I am so sorry to hear about Susan'sdeath. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Always so helpful and pleasant to work with during our many...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Wojtanek - Amesbury, MA

“I always enjoyed working with Sue. She was always willing to help, always had a smile and was just a ray of sunshine. She has been missed in the...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Jessica Burgess - Hamilton, MA

“So sorry for your loss Mike you were a very good husband taking care of her. Just know she is watching over you and your children and grandchildren...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Doreen Odian - Everett, MA

“Susan and I were childhood friends and she truly was a wonderful person. My memories will never leave about us. Heaven has received a wonderful angel...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Richard Hunt - Sanford, FL

“Not too many people can balance between being a boss and a friend. Sue did it beautifully because she was true and genuine. Such a good person....Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Tammy Palmer - Pembroke, NH

“My condolences to the entire Blake family. Susan was a shining light and will continue to shine bright forever after. Gladys (Mercado) and I will...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Jessie Soto

“Susan and I were childhood friends and she truly was beautiful inside and out. My childhood memories are lasting and wonderful because of her...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Kathleen Hennessey-Villandry Port

“may you forever rest in peace susan 1 of the nicest people god ever put on this earth r I p susan blake ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: darf sudanowicz - saugus, MA

“Rest in peace Susan. ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Lynn Nash - Exeter, NH - Friend

“Frank and I are so sorry for your loss ! Please accept our heartfelt condolences and know that I we are thinking of you and your family at this most...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Marino - Clearwater, FL

“Mike and family ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Marino - Clearwater, FL

“I'll always remember the times you protected me from project bullies, and the laughs and sometimes scary times we had on the train/bus to Latin....Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Sandra McCann (Haddock)

“So sorry to hear about Sue's passing. She was an amazing boss and an even more amazing person. She is greatly missed. My condolences and prayers to...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Keri Andrews - Grand Rapids, MI

“I knew Sue for 30 yrs that she was with Hartford. She was my manager for quite a few years until she tooki ill. She was very honest and fair with...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Kathleen Gaffney - Manchester, NH

“I met Sue a few years ago while working at the Hartford. She became my boss and had always thought of her as a friend. I could call her anytime and...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Elizabeth Lightner - Independence, OH

“Wonderful to know you. So sorry for your passing ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Paul O'Brien - Quincy, MA

“Michael and family,I am SO tremendously sorry for your loss. Sue was one of a kind. Always a happy face and a caring, sweet soul. There is a special...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Laureen Passerini - Nashua, NH

“Sue, The world truly has lost an angel, I was blessed to be able to meet you and share in your life. Even through your own darkest hours, you...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Andrea Voorhees - Ilion, NY

“I met Sue about 5 years ago when she became my manager at The Hartford. Sue took me under her wing, encouraged me & gave me my back my confidence....Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Barbara Joy - Stafford, VA

“My heart is hurting! You Susan had the kindest heart and soul. We grew up together, we laughed, we cried! I will miss you! ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Eileen Jeffrey - Derry, NH

“Dear Mike and family ,it was with heavy heart the we learned of the passing of Sue , she was truly one of a kind and one of the best, I just can't...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: George Mitchell - Revere, MA

“You were always so quiet and shy, your Uncle Ron and I use to tease you about it. He loved you dearly as do I you will be sorely missed. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Sandra Haddock - Belmont, NH

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Susan A. (Donohue) Blake passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on December 9, 2017. She was only 55 years of age. Susan was born in Boston on November 29, 1962, she was raised in East Boston, graduated from Boston Latin High School and from Katherine Gibbs Business School. She lived in East Boston for 24 years and the last 31 years in Wakefield. Mrs. Blake worked as a regional manager for Hartford Insurance Company for over 30 years. Susan enjoyed times spent with family and friends, loved Disneyworld, loved kids and had an extensive doll collection. She loved taking walks with her dog "Nala", spending time in New Hampshire and the trips to Storyland. She was beautiful on the inside and out and her two boys were the most important part of her life. Susan was the beloved wife of 31 years to Michael W. Blake. Loving mother of Steven A. Donohue of Wakefield and Michael S. Blake & his wife Margaret of Revere. Cherished daughter of Helen (Haddock) Donohue of East Boston and the late Paul Donohue. Caring sister of Frances Daniels & her husband Thomas of east Boston, Doreen Donohue & her companion Doreen Schiavone of Lynn and the late Cynthia Donohue. Also survived by many loving, nieces, nephews relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St. Wakefield at 10:00AM. Followed by a burial at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions in Susan's name may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St. Boston, MA 02135.