Susan C. Matthews

January 28, 1949March 11, 2017

LISBON: Susan (Cote) C. Matthews, 68, of Lisbon passed away peacefully on Saturday March 11, 2017 at her home. She was born in Brunswick on January 28, 1949 a daughter of the late Edmond and Cecile (Bouchard) Cote. She spent her early childhood in Brunswick and later moved to Lewiston at the age of 9 where she continued her schooling. She was a graduate of St. Dominic Regional High School, class of 1967. After high school, Susan attended the University of Maine at Orono where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Susan worked in the field of education for 37 years and as of most recent, was the Administrator of Special Needs in the Lisbon School Dept. She retired in 2011. Susan loved to read books, travel, go dancing and attend all sorts of concerts, plays and musicals. You could often find her in her gardens at home in the warmer months tending to the needs of all of her beautiful flowers. She also had a very strong passion for helping others. She would volunteer and participate in various walk-a-thons and fundraising activities in the community for the better of others. She was also a member of her own Walk-a-bout group that would meet every Tuesday and go walking on different paths and routes always exploring new destinations. She is survived by her son, Eric Matthews of Lisbon, a sister, Lorette (Cote) Maillet and her husband Ron of Gray and many nieces, nephews and close friends. She will also be sadly missed by her loving dog, Tootsie. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Matthews, a daughter, Jennifer Matthews and a grandson, Kodi Matthews. Condolences may be shared with Susan’s family at Private services will be held at a later date. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Susan’s memory to either St. Dominic’s Academy 121 Gracelawn Rd. Auburn, ME 04210 or the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.


  • Private services will be held at a later date.

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Valerie Gamache

April 5, 2017

I am so very sad to hear of Susan's passing. She was a wonderful lady who touched and supported so many people in her community. My condolences to her family and may the warm and loving memories shared by so many help you during this difficult time.

Alfreda Fournier

March 25, 2017

My remembrances of Susan were as her colleague in the Lisbon School System where I was Principal and she was a knowledgeable, effective and successful Special Education Director. Our paths crossed again during my Directorship for Androscoggin County Child Development Services where she was Board member. She displayed much compassion for the children and families she served, and always had the answers relating to their educational programs. Her passing creates a void that none other can replace. Susan, you led a life that anyone would have been proud of and you made a difference during your time on earth.

Valerie Lovelace

March 23, 2017

Susan was quite possibly one of the strongest people I've ever met. I'm honored to have crossed paths with you. Wishing all good things to the many family and friends who will miss you, Susan. Safe travels.

Robin Matthews

March 21, 2017

Aunt Sue
You will be sadly missed by the Matthews family
You have always been known Kind nd supportive to all of us nieces and nephews. Always having a smile and words of encouragement. May you find peace at being with your family

Sheila D

March 21, 2017

I am greatly saddened to hear of your passing. I will miss you dearly. You were an amazing woman, who deeply touched my life.

Brian Hirst

March 20, 2017

Susan was my boss during her time at the Lisbon School Department. I always appreciated her support for the Special Education program and for the work that we did. I will remember her as being cheerful, having a smile on her face and looking forward to her next concert trip. I am especially sorry that she did not get a longer retirement as I know how much she enjoyed her family, her friends and her many activities.

Janet Cyr

March 19, 2017

Susan was so kind, I am so sad to hear of her passing. My sincere condolences to her family and all those close to her. She will be forever remembered with fondness by me. Janet Cyr

Joy Wohltjen

March 17, 2017

Susan was a special lady and touched, even if just for a moment, many lives. I'm grateful for the gift, being blessed, for the moment in time I knew Susan. She will be missed here on Earth, Godspeed my friend.

Joy Wohltjen

March 17, 2017

Susan was a special lady and touched, even if just for a moment, many lives. I'm grateful for the gift, being blessed, for the moment in time I knew Susan. She will be missed here on Earth, God speed my friend.


March 17, 2017

Susan was an amazingly dedicated volunteer with an extraordinarily kind heart. She worked hard to improve the lives and safety of many children.