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SUSANNE BOYD

June 17, 1932 - October 3, 2013

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BOYD, SUSANNE PERRY, 81, a longtime Greensboro resident, died October 3, at the Birches Nursing Home in Concord, N.H. She was born June 17, 1932, in Barre, the daughter of the late Courtland L. Perry and Bertha (Nason) Perry. She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1950 and continued her education at Vermont Junior College in Montpelier. On July 23, 1955, she married Ralph Sawyer Boyd Jr. at the First Baptist Church in Barre. They made their home in Cranford, NJ., for many years. Following the retirement of her husband, they relocated to Greensboro where they spent their remaining years. Susanne was employed by the National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier for several years. Following her marriage she stayed at home to care for her husband and young children. Mrs. Boyd was a member of the First Baptist Church in Barre, the Cranford Baptist Church in Cranford, N.J., and the D.A.R. She used her love of music to lead the two church choirs for many years. She was a member of the Wednesday Morning Club in Cranford and was an active volunteer for the United Way. She loved music and traveling. Survivors include a son, Ralph S. “Chip” Boyd III of Plainfield; three daughters, Laura Cote of Manchester, N.H., Ellen Boyd of Clearbrook, Minn., and Alison Boyd of Arvada, Colo.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband on Dec. 12, 2012; and four siblings, Viola Offensend, Courtland, David, and John Perry.

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