OBITUARY

Susan Scogland

June 14, 1947January 29, 2021

MARBLEHEAD – Susan Claire (Kiernan) Scogland, 73, a lifelong resident of Marblehead, passed away on January 29, 2021 in Marblehead. She was the best friend and beloved wife of over 52 years of Richard E. Scogland. Susan was born in Salem, the daughter of the late William and Shirley (Michaud) Kiernan. She graduated from Marblehead High School with the class of 1965 and received her bachelor’s degree from University of Massachusetts \ Amherst. Susan taught second grade children at Coffin Elementary School in Marblehead for several years. After becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse she worked at the Mary Alley Hospital in Marblehead, then for Harbor Medical Group now, North Shore Physicians Group on Widger Road in Marblehead for over 20 years until her retirement. Susan loved spending time with friends and family, entertaining at her house or dining out in Marblehead. She was a longtime member of The Beach Club in Swampscott, MA. Susan was an active member of the Junior Aid Society on the North Shore and thoroughly enjoyed their fundraising performances. She grew to enjoy camping with family but really was a huge fan of her travels to Aruba with Richie and longtime friends The Peabody’s. In the winter she would join her family skiing at Sunday River in Maine; and for somebody who did not like cold, wind, speed, or heights, she put on her happy face so that her family could spend the time together. Susan was a strong woman who fought her disease until the end, her family is relieved that she can now rest easy at peace, perhaps listening to her favorite John Denver once more. Susan was the loving mother of Richard W. Scogland and his former wife, Elissa, of Marblehead, Jeffrey P. Scogland and his wife, Stephanie of Marblehead; the cherished grandmother of Parker, Griffin, Jacob and Isabelle, the dear sister-in-law of Steven Scogland and his wife, Kathy of Hopkinton, and Carol Anderson and her husband, Bill of Richmond, VA. Due to the pandemic, a Memorial Service and Celebration of Susan’s Life is planned in June. Arrangements are under the care of Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Susan’s name to The Alzheimer's Association. Please visit:https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/Tributes-AlzheimersChampions?pg=fund&fr_id=1060&pxfid=666612 To share a memory or offer online condolences, please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.

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Joan Herbst-Hosman

February 27, 2021

To the Scogland family,
I was so sorry to hear that Sue had passed. I thought I would share a memory with you. Sue was a ray of sunshine when I knew her in high school. She was one of the people I knew who could always bring a smile to my face. I looked at my yearbook and she wrote, "I loved sitting next to you in Democracy class and complaining to you about everything!" We constantly complained to each other about the work--I guess were were typical seniors, ready to just have fun! Sue was a wonderful girl and even though we didn't stay in touch, I know she was always someone you were lucky to sit next to. My sincere sympathy to you all for your loss.

Cyndi Wilkins

February 19, 2021

The world has lost one of the sweetest and most gentle souls I have ever known. Rest in peace dear Susan...You were the best 2nd grade teacher ever!

My deepest condolences to the Scogland family...

Kimberly Sawin Staples

February 8, 2021

To the Scotland Family,
Thinking if you during this difficult time.
I remember her happy smile and her kindness.She was such a ray if sunshine on Children’s Island Parents night
Keeping you in my thoughts
Kim

Deborah Frongillo

February 8, 2021

I am truly sad for your loss! Susan was a favorite of mine. Always had the time to stop and say hello. Such a sweet gal. My thoughts are with you all. Memories are a true blessing.
Deb

Michael and Gail Kobialka

February 4, 2021

Dear Rich, Rick, Jeffrey and family,
We were saddened to learn of Susan's passing.
She was always full of love and laughter. Great memories!
Please know we are thinking of you and send our love during this difficult time.
Love,
Michael and Gail Kobialka

Dale and Glenn Yale

February 3, 2021

Dear Rich and family, sending you our sincere sympathy! Susan was a special lady and great friend! From our days together at MHS through all the years since she was a constant ray of sunshine. Thinking of you all and remembering Susan with great admiration snd affection.

Dale and Glenn Yale

Carol Smith

February 3, 2021

Whenever I think of Sue it’s to see that beautiful smile and to feel her joy for living. Everyday I drive by her former home and everyday I will have that delightful memory. Much love to “All her boys” from All The Smiths! ❤️

Ed Ranta

February 2, 2021

Richard, I am so sorry to hear of Susan's passing. I know it's been a very tough few years recently. How well I recall all the fun times our families had at The Beach Club. She certainly loved to party. Her smile leaves a lasting memory. She was always willing to jump in the pool no matter what the event or what she was wearing. She will be dearly missed.
My condolences to you and your family.
God Bless!
Ed Ranta

Dana Tufts

February 2, 2021

To Rich and Family,
A wonderful lady and a tough couple of years. May you all find peace. God's blessing.
Merry and Dana Tufts

Jeannie Weller

February 1, 2021

Our world has lost a ray of sunshine. Susan was my best friend in high school and we were each other’s maid/matron of honor. She was always upbeat, funny and loyal. Her family was everything to her and her love for Marblehead was unsurpassed. Except for college, she never lived anywhere else.
We send our love to Rich and the boys and their families. We know how much you miss her.
Love, Jeannie and Jon

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

MARBLEHEAD – Susan Claire (Kiernan) Scogland, 73, a lifelong resident of Marblehead, passed away on January 29, 2021 in Marblehead. She was the best friend and beloved wife of over 52 years of Richard E. Scogland.
Susan was born in Salem, the daughter of the late William and Shirley (Michaud) Kiernan. She graduated from Marblehead High School with the class of 1965 and received her bachelor’s degree from University of Massachusetts \ Amherst. Susan taught second grade children at Coffin Elementary School in Marblehead for several years. After becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse she worked at the Mary Alley Hospital in Marblehead, then for Harbor Medical Group now, North Shore Physicians Group on Widger Road in Marblehead for over 20 years until her retirement. Susan loved spending time with friends and family, entertaining at her house or dining out in Marblehead. She was a longtime member of The Beach Club in Swampscott, MA. Susan was an active member of the Junior Aid Society on the North Shore and thoroughly enjoyed their fundraising performances. She grew to enjoy camping with family but really was a huge fan of her travels to Aruba with Richie and longtime friends The Peabody’s. In the winter she would join her family skiing at Sunday River in Maine; and for somebody who did not like cold, wind, speed, or heights, she put on her happy face so that her family could spend the time together. Susan was a strong woman who fought her disease until the end, her family is relieved that she can now rest easy at peace, perhaps listening to her favorite John Denver once more.
Susan was the loving mother of Richard W. Scogland and his former wife, Elissa, of Marblehead, Jeffrey P. Scogland and his wife, Stephanie of Marblehead; the cherished grandmother of Parker, Griffin, Jacob and Isabelle, the dear sister-in-law of Steven Scogland and his wife, Kathy of Hopkinton, and Carol Anderson and her husband, Bill of Richmond, VA.
Due to the pandemic, a Memorial Service and Celebration of Susan’s Life is planned in June. Arrangements are under the care of Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Susan’s name to The Alzheimer's Association.
Please visit:https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/Tributes-AlzheimersChampions?pg=fund&fr_id=1060&pxfid=666612
To share a memory or offer online condolences, please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.