Ms. Susan M. Christopher, of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, May 7, 2021. She was 64.
Susan was born on October 16, 1956 in Waltham a daughter of the late Robert F. Christopher and Jeanne F. (Beaucage) Savoia (late Vincent P. Savoia). Raised for a short while in Watertown she then graduated from Waltham High School with the class of 1974.
She had worked as an administrative assistant for Honeywell Corporation and also worked as a travel agent for local agencies including G.W.V. Vacations.
Susan and her sister, Diane enjoyed travelling together especially numerous cruises together. She kept an active crossword at hand and was a faithful fan of the New England Patriots. A lover of animals she was also a fan of her afternoon soap operas and country music.
In addition to her father, Robert and mother and step-father, Jeanne and Vincent, she is also predeceased by cousins, John 'Jack' Driscoll and David Driscoll.
She leaves her sister, Diane M. Christopher of Tewksbury and her brother, Robert E. Christopher Jr. of Medford; her aunt, Loris Murray of Arlington; cousins Patricia Driscoll of Marlborough, Debra Lewis (Kenneth) of Pembroke, NH, Linda McDonough (John) of Winchester.
Family and friends will honor Susan's life by gathering for calling hours on Sunday, May 16th from 3 to 5 pm at The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham and again on Monday morning where her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery.
Those wishing to view Susan's service may also do so by visiting: https://my.gather.app/remember/susan-christopher.
Memorials in her name to MSCPA, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130 (www.mspca.org)
A note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:
During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.
Telephone your friend to offer words of love and support, give them a virtual hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.
These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.
When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.
It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.
Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in some places of worship may also be private.
Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.
During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance.
Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding