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Susan A. Laffond

January 22, 1946 — September 9, 2022

Brattleboro, VT

Susan “Sue” Benedict Jacobs Laffond was born in Northampton Massachusetts on January 22,1946 to Ray Benedict and Elizabeth Turner Benedict Avery. She graduated in 1962 from Smith vocational school in Massachusetts.


In September 1964 Sue married William Jacobs; unfortunately this marriage ended in divorce.


In her younger years Sue enjoyed being a stay at home mom. She loved to bake and was a great cook. She enjoyed canning and freezing vegetables from the garden and in the fall would be making batches of applesauce to freeze. Christmas would find her baking cookies or making homemade candy and popcorn balls.


Sue was a very talented knitter and Crocheter and loved to dance. The oldies and old country music were her favorites and it was to this music in the kitchen that she taught her daughters to dance.


After her divorce Sue discovered a love and talent for waitressing and was loved and respected by all of her patrons in return. While waitressing at the Lunch Box in Williamsburg MA she met Robert (Bob) Laffond whom she married in 1996.

Sue enjoyed taking trips to Maine with Bob; Perkins Cove was one of her favorite places to visit. Bob passed away in 2010.


Sue is survived by her daughters Cynthia Jacobs Forbes of Brattleboro and Wendy Jacobs of Swanzey New Hampshire. Granddaughters Katy Eastman of Brattleboro, Amy Forbes of Guilford and two great grandchildren. She is survived by her stepdaughter’s Deborah (Art) LeBlanc of Palm Coast Florida (their children Robert, David, Danny & Scott). Laura (Ed) Benkowski of Hinsdale NH (their children Sara, Scott, Josh, Andrew (deceased), Heather & Zach). Annette (Al) Herlihy of Palm Coast Florida; (their daughter Shannon). Sister’s Jackie (Don) Lawton of Williamsburg MA, Patty (Dicky) Schmidt of Southampton MA and many nieces, nephews and cousins whom she had happy memories of growing up with. When Cindy and Wendy were young she enjoyed having her nieces & nephews visit and had special names for all of them including Jessie "Pumpkin" Lawton Camp who recently predeceased her.


Sue is also predeceased by her parents and two sisters Donna Uhlig and Laura Schmidt and her beloved dog Pooh Bob.


The family would like to thank the staff from Thompson House where Sue had been a resident since June of 2021 after a fall made it impossible for her to continue living alone. As she told Cindy during her last days “they are my family now too” The love, respect and friendship was evident while watching the staff interacting with Sue and saying their own goodbyes to their friend.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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57 High St, Brattleboro, VT 05301

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