Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA


Susan Ballou

September 24, 1946November 19, 2019
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Susan (Sullivan) Ballou, 73, of Charlton, and formerly of Peabody, Lynn, and Framingham, and Mt. Joy, Penn., passed away on Tuesday, November 19, at the Masonic Health Center in Charlton. She was the devoted wife of the late Harold Ballou with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Trabucco) Sullivan. She is survived by her three sons and their wives, Joseph and Karen Ballou of Brimfield, Michael and Sherry Ballou of Hawaii, and Kevin and Masako Ballou of Japan; her five grandchildren Christopher, Ethan, Alex, Erika and Alina Ballou; her brother, John Sullivan of New Hampshire; her sister Margaret Lessor and her husband Edward of Texas; and her sister-in-laws Anita Ballou and Pam Mortland of Milton, and Cheryl Corbett of Florida; and by too many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews to count, but all special to her.

Besides her loving husband, Susan was predeceased her brothers George, Joseph, Richard, William and Charles Sullivan; and her sisters Elizabeth Davidson, Mary Riddell, Rose Vorderis, and Bernadette Daley. Susan had a love for helping and taking care of others and worked at several nursing homes including St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham and Conestoga View in Lancaster, Penn., where she retired as the activities director. Most of all she loved getting together with her family and friends. Whether it was spending all the time she could with her grandchildren or having laughs at the kitchen table over a pot of coffee. She was a caring loving soul that will be missed greatly. Visitation will be held at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St, Lynn, MA, on Tuesday November 26, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Pius V Church, on Maple St, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Assoc., MA/NH Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.



  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 26, 2019


  • Burial


Susan Ballou

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Kimberly peale

November 30, 2019

I haven't seen Aunt Sue Or Uncle harry in so long..... But her photo posted is like I'm looking rt at my mom! now they are together in heaven with their other siblings looking down on all of us... please don't forget the few of us left on the other side of the world, we miss our family both close & extended, so sorry to hear of this and my prayers and heart goes out to the family! xoxo Kimberly Lynn Riddell-Peale

Evelyn Fudge

November 25, 2019

To all of the Ballou family
May all the good memories of Sue keep her alive in your hearts forever. I know how much she loved you all and the pride she had for all you did. Remember the good times: Scouting, Center Harbor, sailing on Winnipesaukee, her crafting skills, her cooking and who she was.
There will be sad days but the good ones will help overcome your loss.
Hugs and Peace+ to every one.

Stephen Kozak

November 25, 2019

Sue was such a kind and loving soul. I got to spend a couple of nights with her and her husband, my cousin Harold, years ago in Lancaster. I wish I would have seen them more often. What a beautiful couple who were so strong and loving for one another.

I remember her talking about their boys when settling me into what was a guest room for them when they would visit. Oh my God, she was so proud of them and missed them, though so happy they were off living their lives.

We talked about the candles hardwired into the windows. I thought they were so cool and hadn't seen them built into a new house like that. I could tell she really liked them, shining a light from her home to others meant something special to her. I wish her and husband love and peace together.

Sheila McDaid

November 25, 2019

The entire family is in my prayers. When my daughter Crystal was about 11 years old we took a bus trip to Amish Country as well as Hershey Park and Sue and Harry invited us to stay in their home for a few days while there. They were so nice and welcoming, even though I was divorced from their nephew. It didn't matter, we were still family in their eyes. It is a treasured memory and I am grateful. RIP Aunt Sue.

Heidi Bick(Davidson)

November 25, 2019

I have so many good memories about Aunt sue at one time we worked together at pilgrim nursing home I loved my work but working with my aunt was special anytime I spent time with her was special she was my mothers sister and gave so much love to me when my husband died both your mom and dad gave me support and just knowing they were there I remember visiting Aunt 🌹 in the nursing home and your parents where there your dad asked If i had been dating I told him all the good ones were taken your dad said anything they could do just let them know Russ and I had planned on going to visit your parents but Russ diganose with cancer I am not a good writer but know i loved your parents with all my heart Heidi Davidson Bick

David Davidson

November 24, 2019

Aunt Sue was a beautiful, caring, loving soul.
I remember when that tragic night in 1979 took our mom, dad, Derek and Chuck, Aunt Sue was so caring and helped us through a very difficult time for the Davidson and Sullivan families and our extended family members. I also remember celebrating Aunt Sue and Uncle Harry’s 50th anniversary at the
Red Inn in Provincetown. That was a beautiful, fun evening. I will cherish that celebration and many other fond memories .
Rest In Peace Aunt Sue and give all our family members who have passed and are there to greet you a big hug from us all.
Love your Nephew,

Tim Sullivan

November 24, 2019

Aunt Sue was my Godmother and I have many good memories from my childhood of her Uncle Harry as well as the rest of my many Uncles, Aunts and Cousins! The one that sticks in my mind the most is when Harry and Sue took me in and tried to help me during the dark times that were my teens! This is what sticks in my mind whenever I think of Family! All my Uncles, Aunts and Older Cousins tried to help me during this time I became the totally opposite of the person they knew. I was not ready and had to go through what I had to. Sorry this is kinda rambling but what I’m trying to get across is that I am grateful I was born into this family! I miss all that have passed and I hope as a lot of people believe we will be reunited some day. RIP.

Maureen Sullivan-Torrisi

November 24, 2019

My Dad ( her brother ) had just had major surgery and Aunt Sue and Uncle Harry came down a visit. Dad felt the effect of the anesthesia many days after and asked them if they wanted to see his scar. ( all the way down his stomach). Grabbed his Johnny snd lifted it as I’m screaming LOOK AWAY!LOOK AWAY!!! My god did we laugh for hours! Such sweet souls! May she Rest In Peace with your dad and our family! Love to all!

Linda Davidson

November 22, 2019

I miss our talks when you were telling me about my mom..what she was like growing up..i felt like i was getting to know her...and i was spending time with you..i got to know my mom thru you and i love u for that..i know your in heaven with the rest of the family ...Aunt Sue you are going to be missed..I love you 💗💗




Birthday in Mount Joy


Never liked to be photographed!


Prom 2018


Family visit at Overlook, July 2018


With Tina and Uncle John at Overlook