Frances Sue Gustafson
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Formerly of Haverhill - Frances Sue (Gilmore) Gustafson, 78, formerly of Georgetown and Haverhill passed away December 9, 2019, at Country Center in Newburyport.
She was born in Cairo, Ill., on April 8, 1941, daughter of the late Sgt. James Parker Gilmore and Mildred (Stone) Gilmore.
Sue was a graduate of Union College in Kentucky with a degree in English and a minor in Religious Studies. She worked as the director of community relations for many area hospitals before retiring in 2003. Sue's passions included writing, reading, and her family. She was an avid conversationalist and took pride in her extensive vocabulary. Sue also loved being from the south and shared many wonderful stories.
She was the wife of the late Robert L. Gustafson who passed away in 2002 and is survived by her daughter Robin and her husband William Wilson of Ward Hill, Mass.; son Eric Gustafson of Wakefield; former daughter-in-law Alison Gustafson of Newburyport; grandchildren Alexandra and her husband Brian Pecci, Harrison Wilson and his wife Rachael, Liam, Hanna and Olivia Gustafson; great-granddaughters Chloe Pecci and Penelope Wilson.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the H.L. Farmer & Sons, Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. (Route 125), Bradford. Entombment will be private at the Elmwood Cemetery Mausoleum, Bradford. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in her memory to one of her favored charities, the Emmaus House, 127 How St., Haverhill, M 01830, or Habitat for Humanity, 60 Island St., Lawrence, MA 01840.
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Published on December 16, 2019


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Julie Canniffe Davis
Dec 24, 2019
Sue was my mentor at North East Health Systems (Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals) and she taught me to trust in my abilities and to always keep learning and growing. I am so sorry to hear that she is no longer with us and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.