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Susan A (Maguire) Fenton

Susan A. (Maguire) Fenton, 89, of Bunker Hill Road, Ipswich, died peacefully Monday, September 21, 2015 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Paul V. Fenton.

Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Catherine (Marrs) Maguire. She was a graduate  of Salem High School Class of 1942. For many years she was employed  as a switchboard operator at New England Telephone, Danvers State Hospital and  Salem and Beverly Hospitals.

Sue enjoyed telling stories of growing up the youngest of thirteen children. She will be remembered as a loving mother and a kind generous person with a great sense of humor.

She is survived by four children, Elizabeth Freitas and her husband Jon of Ipswich, Paul V. Fenton Jr. and his wife Jodie of Marblehead, Steven Fenton and his wife Sharon of Beverly, Daniel Valcour and his wife Monique of Antibes, France; daughter-in-law Laurie Fenton of Ipswich; ten grandchildren, Sara Freitas Brown of Ipswich, Patrick Fenton of Framingham, Sean Fenton of Marblehead, Maryann Taggart and her husband Ian of West Roxbury, Melissa Fenton and her partner Brian Thompson of Peabody, Michael, Emily and Juliette Fenton all of Ipswich, Madeleine and  Sophie Valcour both of France and the blessed  great grandchildren  Katelyn Brown of Ipswich and William Thompson of Peabody. She is also survived by a sister-in-law Claire Maguire of West Peabody, and two dear friends Mary Palen and Virginia Mulcahy of Ipswich. She was the mother of the late  Thomas N Fenton of Ipswich and the sister of the late  George (Pat) Maguire, Mary Tuttle, Jane Blye, Ellen Strom, Catherine Carroll, John Maguire, Phillip Maguire, Richard Maguire, Ruth Pierce, Elizabeth Pelletier, Agnes Adrien and David Maguire.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, September 27 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Whittier Porter Funeral Home, Six High Street, Ipswich. A Celebration of Susan's Life and 90th Birthday will follow in the Boone Hall at Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Road, Ipswich. All are respectfully welcomed. As per Sue's wishes there will be no funeral. Memorial contributions in her memory  may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Ste. B102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Ipswich Council on Aging, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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