Susan Elizabeth Panneton-Bailey

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Susan Elizabeth Panneton-Bailey

March 24, 1961 - October 05, 2018

Susan Elizabeth Panneton-Bailey Nashua, NH - Susan Elizabeth Panneton-Bailey, age 57, passed away at her home in Nashua with the people she loved by her side. She was born on March 24, 1961, in Oxford, England, to Ernest Joseph Panneton and the late Mary Elizabeth (Newstead) Panneton.

Susan proudly worked as an Executive Administrator for BAE Systems for 23 years. She was a 1979 graduate of Salem, N.H., High School.

Susan wanted to be busy all of the time. She enjoyed quilting, especially with her close friend, Dawn. She was also skilled with stained glass work. She treasured flowers, was an avid gardener and enjoyed planting and caring for all of flowers that adorned her house and her camp.

Susan loved being active outdoors, boating, swimming, waterskiing, snowmobiling, and hiking. Although never having children, she was like a second mother to many and truly enjoyed being around them. A kind and gentle soul, she also respected all living things and would “escort” small insects out of the house, rather than dispose of them. She was particularly good with animals and loved her cat, Savina.

Susan was a devoted and loving friend to everyone that met her. Her courage and strength throughout her illness inspired everyone that met her. She never complained during her struggle and encouraged others to persevere through any adversity. Rarely unhappy, her smile and the bright twinkle in her eyes would truly light up a room and she was always willing to expend her energy to make a situation better for others, whether it was planning an event or walking to help raise money to support various causes.

Susan is survived by her devoted husband of 17 years, Jeffrey Bailey; her father Ernest Joseph Panneton and his wife Charlotte of Salem; sisters, Debra Peach of Manchester, Donna Panneton of North Walsham, England, Rebecca Tyning and her partner Daryl Findlay of Beverly, Mass., Melissa Marriott and brother-in-law Robert of Westboro, Mass., and her brother Jay Panneton of Nashua. Susan also leaves behind 13 nieces and nephews; and her brothers- and sisters-in-law, Estelle Decatur of Exeter, B. Richard and Patricia Bailey of Hudson, Rev. David and Kathy Bailey of Raymond, Michael Davis of Fremont, Connie Bailey of Epping, Paul Bailey of Raymond, and also many other loving extended family members and dear friends.

Services: All are welcome to attend calling hours on Friday, October 12, from 12 to 2 p.m., at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua. A service will start promptly at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Amherst St., Nashua. A celebration of Susan’s life will be held at the Boston Billiards Club, 55 Northeastern Blvd., in Nashua, following the burial. The Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua, has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at, 603-883-3401, “One memory lights another.”
Published on October 10, 2018
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