1953 – 2015

RUMFORD — Susan Sassi Byard, 61, of Rumford, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 17, at Rumford Community Hospital, with her daughters, Brenna and Alyson, by her side.

She was born in Rumford on Sept. 12, 1953, daughter of Lloyd and Antonine (Chiasson) Sassi. Susan was first employed at Rumford Community Hospital, where she met her husband, James. After raising her two daughters, she worked as a floral designer at Davis Florist with the “Davis Daisies.” She enjoyed reading, scrapbooking, basket-making, gardening, trips to Popham Beach and picnics at Screw Auger Falls. Susan especially relished gatherings with her “S&B” girls and summers spent at Roxbury Pond.

She is survived by her mother, Antonine C. Sassi of Rumford; two brothers; Kenneth and his wife, Charlene Sassi, of Damariscotta, Keith Sassi and his wife, Christine, of New Port Richey, Fla.; two daughters, Alyson Byard of Farmington, Brenna Parent and husband, Ryan Parent, of Mexico; and grandson, Jameson Parent of Mexico.

She was predeceased by her husband, James E. Byard Jr.; and her father, Lloyd G. Sassi.

The family wishes to thank the amazing staff, nurses and doctors at the Lariviere Oncology Department, Rumford Community Hospital, Central Maine Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, and all of Susan’s family, friends and neighbors who loved and supported her throughout her life journey.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family by visiting their guestbook at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.

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