Susan, Sue, Mom, Mama, Mrs R, and (her favorite name of all) Grammy Sue, left us to be with the love of her life and devoted husband of 64 years, Edward. Susan met Ed in the Boston University cafeteria after he invited her to play a game of cards. Ed and Sue were smitten with one another, leading to a romance and eventually marrying in June of 1957. Sue and Ed enjoyed being together, and shared the love of food, dance classes, trips to Ogunquit and the Balsams, and volunteering for their many charitable causes, including the Chapel of Hope, Veterans Outreach, school organizations and clothing and toy drives.
Susan studied at Curry College and Boston University to earn her degree in early childhood education. Susan believed profusely in her calling as a teacher to preschool aged children, many of whom she remembered by name. One of her favorite recollections was of how she advocated for a little girl with Downs Syndrome, "Midge" to be accepted into her classroom, which wasn't common practice in the 1950s. Susan succeeded with getting Midge into her class where the little girl thrived and eventually went on to attend mainstream classes for the continuation of her elementary school education.
Susan eventually took a hiatus from teaching when her family started increasing in numbers. She carried over her teaching skills to her own children with flash cards, homemade play dough, swimming lessons, dance lessons and sports. On weekends, Mom and Dad would always bring us to a museum, the Boston Public Library, a college hockey game, or Castle Island (always followed by an ice cream at Sullivans!). The arts, culture and history were big motivators for our outings and vacations.
Mom made us feel loved in just about every facet of our lives. Everything Mom did was for her family, but once we were grown, she embraced the title of grandmother and loved having grandkids. She even stated once that having grandchildren was the happiest time in her life. She attended many of their dance recitals, hockey games, music recitals, and graduations. She would purchase beautiful dresses and suits for them for the different holidays, or sometimes for no reason at all other than being a doting Grammy.
Our Mom's passing has left a tremendous void in the lives of us who survive her, but she lives on in our memories and our hearts.
Mom was the beloved wife of the late Edward G. Radovich. She is survived by her children, E. Brian Radovich of Norwood, Susanne M. Liebich (Karl) of Concord, Caroline T. Wargo of Phoenix, Arizona, and Alan G. Radovich (Belinda) of Abington; her grandchildren, Anna and Sam Liebich, Carly and Adrien Radovich, and Georgia and Edward Wargo.
She was the sister of the late Anne M. Edwards.
Family and friends will honor and remember Susan's life by gathering for calling hours in the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, (Route 20), Waltham on Sunday, July 24th from 3 to 5 p.m. followed by her funeral service at 5 p.m. Burial will take place privately.
Those wishing to view the live stream (and recording) of Susan's funeral service may do so via this link: https://my.gather.app/remember/susan-radovich
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rosies Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 or to The Smile Train, 633 Third Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017.