SMITH, Susan (Dibbin)


It is with great sadness that the family of Susan (Dibbin) Smith, 58, of Lunenburg, announces her passing on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at home with her family by her side. She was known as Susan Dibbin the musician, “Susie” or “Sue” by close friends, and in later years Nana Sue. Born in Lunenburg, she was the daughter of Annette (Miller) Dibbin of Blue Rocks and the late Nelson Dibbin. Susan loved music from a young age and was blessed with the voice of an angel. She especially loved to accompany her father’s fiddle reels on the piano. From kitchen parties to small and large gigs, she sang and played with many talented musicians over the years. From 1978 onward, she could be found on stage with her band Blue Bay, singing lead and making each performance memorable. Susan met her best friend and soulmate Paul as a teenager and through their passion for music together, they shared over 40 years of love and were married for 37 years, raising two beautiful children and living a life full of laughter. Susan loved and cared for her family, friends and co-workers at Adams & Knickle. A special soul with a kind heart, she was very thoughtful and found joy in making others happy. Her beautiful voice, heart and spirit will shine on. She will be deeply missed. Susan is survived by her husband Paul; daughter, Jenna, Lunenburg; son Tyler (Jillian) Smith, Lunenburg; grandchildren; Eli, Eva; brother John (Judy Koster) Dibbin, Bridgewater; mother-in-law, Catherine “Cookie” Smith, Lunenburg; brothers-in-law, Jake (Rosemary) Smith, Lunenburg, Peter (Lisa Mills) Smith, Lunenburg; niece, Melissa Ryan; nephews, Josh Dibbin and Sam Smith. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy #3, Lunenburg. Friends and family were invited to a Celebration of Susan’s life on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Lunenburg Curling Club, 21 Green Street, Lunenburg, from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A special thanks to Dr. C Kelly, Dr. J Melvin, and the staff at the SSRH Oncology Unit.

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