Susan C. Saunders, 81, of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – Susan C. (Marsaw) Saunders, 81, of Shrewsbury, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center – University Campus, with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ralph H. Saunders, in 1987.

She leaves her children: Pamela B. Sklut and her husband Daniel G., of Dunbarton, NH, Deborah R. Walsh, of St. Cloud, FL, Christine L. Besaw and her husband Michael, of Shrewsbury, Mathew S. Saunders and his fiancée Jennifer Rizzi, of Bellingham, Jennifer L. Saunders and Heather A. Saunders, both of Shrewsbury; his grandchildren: Mark D. Sklut and his wife Amanda, Brian T. Sklut and his wife Erica, Zachary Besaw, Rachel Besaw, Hannah Besaw and Kacey Walsh; his great-granddaughters: Emilia, Eloise and Isabella Sklut; his sisters: Patricia LaBranche and Penelope Denechaud; as well as many nephews and nieces, whom she adored. Susan was also predeceased by her son-in-law, Peter J. Walsh, in 2016; his sister, Dorcas M. Layport; and his parents, Percy and Mabel (Ballou) Marsaw.

Born, raised and educated in Worcester, Susan graduated from Classical High School. She met and married her beloved Ralph, and the couple moved to Shrewsbury to start their family. Susan was a wonderful homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to go all out to throw parties and create masterpieces with her skills as a cake decorator.

In her spare time, Susan enjoyed volunteering at the Glavin Regional Center in Shrewsbury and was known to be a kind and generous soul.

She will be deeply missed, but never forgotten, by those she knew and loved.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury Avis Kemp and Olson Scholarship Funds.

A celebration of Susan’s life will be held at a later date. Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home is honored to assist with arrangements.

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