Suzanne (Bewick) Lewis, age 79, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at the Seasons Hospice Inpatient Facility in Milton, Massachusetts, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Gary, Indiana on March 29,1943, she was the daughter of the late William Gunn Syme and Edna Eleanor (Sheen) Bewick. She was raised in Gary, where she graduated from Emerson High School with the Class of 1961. Suzanne continued her education at Sterling College in Kansas, earning her bachelors degree in 1965, before graduating with her masters degree from Washburn University in 1967.
After completing her education, Suzanne took a teaching position with the public elementary school in Wichita, Kansas. After welcoming her children, Suzanne left her teaching career, taking on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her young family. In 1975, Suzanne’s family moved to St. Louis and three years later, they headed east, making their home first in Pelham Manor, New York and eventually settling in Wayland, Massachusetts in 1980. As her daughters grew up, Suzanne returned to her career, serving as a substitute teacher in the Weston Public School System and later taking a position with the EdCo School Collaborative. Four years later, Suzanne made her home in Natick and in the late 1990s, she settled in Marlborough. Following her retirement in 2008, Suzanne looked forward to spending her days with her grandchildren, eventually moving to Norfolk to be closer to them. More recently, she settled into her home at New Pond Village in Walpole, where she enjoyed staying active in her new community.
Throughout her life, Suzanne loved helping others and was a true people person. She always took an active role in her church and regularly volunteered with the Juvenile Diabetes Association, her children’s schools and other community organizations. Back at home, she enjoyed sewing projects, creating wonderful meals in her kitchen and decorating the new houses they moved into. December was the busiest time in Suzanne's kitchen, as she spent countless hours baking Christmas cookies, shortbread, English toffee, and peanut butter balls. These treats were distributed wide and far to family, friends, and colleagues. Most of all, Suzanne loved spending time with her family, enjoying every moment with those she held close, especially her grandchildren.
Loving mother of Kasha S. Cacy of New York and the late Kistra LaNae Damaso and her surviving husband, Ryan, of East Walpole.
Mother-in-law of Robert Cacy of New York.
Cherished grandmother of Mia M. Damaso, Elliana E. Damaso, Liza L. Damaso, Teddy B. Cacy, and Felix B. Cacy.
Sister of Shirley Hansen and her husband, Rick, of Longmont, Colorado and Sharon Simons Mills and her husband, Charlie, of Kouts, Indiana.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Suzanne's Life Celebration on Monday, August 22, 2022, from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
Her funeral service will be held in the Union Congregational Church, 55 Rhoades Avenue, East Walpole on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Terrace Hill Cemetery in Walpole.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10281 or at www.jdrf.org.