Susan (Ferris) Walsh, 66, died peacefully on May 8 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston after a short illness. Her large family will ever miss her sense of humor, love of life, and often offbeat worldview.
Susan was born on Oct. 7, 1952 and grew up in the middle of seven girls in a busy household. She attended Hingham schools, graduating from Hingham High in 1971. She was a great reader and loved to write, authoring family newsletters, supported by a staff of sisters as well as cousins Gina, Paula, and Nancy. She studied dental hygiene and worked in the field for several years before moving into customer service roles for a number of leading companies, including Marriott Hotels and Computershare Limited.
Her sense of adventure led her west. She lived in Oregon for two years and then in San Francisco. When she returned to Massachusetts, she settled in Quincy where she married and had two daughters. Her granddaughter became the heart of her world.
She is survived by daughters Amanda O’Connor, West Bridgewater, and Amy Walsh, Portland, Maine, and granddaughter Scarlette. Also by her six sisters, Meg Kenagy, Portland, Ore.; Ann Murphy, Burlington; Judy Fitzgerald, So. Weymouth; Mary Gens, Westwood; Ellen Henry, Pembroke; and Amy Mathews, Portland, Ore. She leaves brothers-in-law Jim Murphy, Fitzy Fitzgerald, Peter Gens, Mark Mathews, and 12 nieces and nephews.
Susan was her happiest by the water and country music rocked her world. This favorite song was always on her playlist. Add it to yours in memory of Sue.
“Let me go home
I've had my run, baby I'm done, I'm comin' back home
Let me go home
It'll all be alright, I'll be home tonight, I'm coming back home.”
A graveside service will be held on Friday June 14 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham at the Ferris lot in Old Section B.