Suzanne Y. Spaulding, 73, of Bedford, died Wednesday March 22, 2023 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home after more than a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Sue was born October 19, 1949 in Manchester to Alphie and Beatrice Duhaime. She was raised in Manchester and attended Manchester schools, graduating from Immaculata High School, class of 1967. In 1971, she married Vance Spaulding and they enjoyed 51 years of marriage together, residing in Bedford for the past 47 years.
Sue had a career as an accounting clerk, working for several phone companies, most notably Verizon. After retiring, she took a job with the Bedford School System, working in the lunch program serving the children of Memorial Elementary School.
For 10 years, Sue donated her platelets bi-weekly to the Red Cross, helping numerous people survive and fight cancer, chronic diseases, or traumatic injuries. She loved traveling, entertaining and, most of all, spending time with her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Suzanne is survived by her husband, Vance Spaulding of Bedford; her sons Aaron Spauling and his partner, Laura Goodwin, of Bedford and Trevor Spaulding and his wife, Melissa, of Jacksonville, FL; her grandchildren, Aidan, Ann-Elise and Mariella Spaulding; her siblings, Judith Guertin of Bedford, Phil Duhaime and his wife, Mary, of Merrimack, Janet Bourgeois and her husband, Bob, of Manchester, Robert Duhaime and his wife, Doreen, of Fredericksburg, VA and Paulette Cote and her husband, Zach, of Manchester; her brother-in-law, David Stone of Hillsborough; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and all the unofficial children who called her “Mom”. She was predeceased by her parents, Alphie and Beatrice and her sister, Jo-Ann Stone.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be Thursday (3/30) from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. A funeral service will be Friday (3/31) at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, where Sue was a member, 508 Union St., Manchester, followed by a committal services at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy., Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org/donate.