ROWLEY, MA — Suzie “Susan” M. (Hastings) Pothier, 55, of Rowley, passed away early Monday morning, January 6, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, with family by her side. She was the wife of Shawn M. Pothier of Rowley.
Suzie was born in Norwood on March 27, 1958, to Catherine R. (Phalen) Hastings of Yarmouthport and the late John V. Hastings.
She graduated from Norwood High School and North Adams State College, recently completing a Master of Science degree from Salem State College.
After college, she became a teacher and taught first grade at the Pine Grove School in Rowley, where she taught for many years. She was very active in Rowley, in the soccer community, and she was one of the original founders of Kids Kingdom Playground in Rowley.
She loved skiing and was a Ski Ambassador at Sunday River in Maine. She loved the outdoors and gardening.
In addition to her husband, Shawn, and mother, Catherine, she is survived by two sons, Matthew S. Pothier and Ryan M. Pothier, both of Rowley; seven siblings, brothers, John “Jack” Hastings and wife, Joanne, of Norwood, James Hastings and wife, Jane, of Brewster, Robert Hastings of Georgia, and David Hastings of Yarmouthport; sisters, Barbara and husband, Joseph Suzi of Norwood, Jeanne and husband, Stephen Dilorenzo of Hudson, N.H., and Cathy Hastings of Rochester, N.Y. She also leaves many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Mary's Church, Main St., Rowley, on Friday, January, 10, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Main Street Cemetery, Rowley. A period of visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the F.S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent St., Rowley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Non-Smoker Lung Cancer Research, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th FL, Brookline, MA 02445. For information, directions, or to send condolences, visit www.fsrobertsandson.com.