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Susan L. Smith

September 22, 1948 — September 7, 2023

Concord, NH

Susan L. Smith (Tremblay), age 74 of Concord, NH passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on September 7, 2023, after a two-year battle with ALS.                                                                                                         

Susan was a beloved wife, mother, memere, daughter, sister, aunt and dear friend to many.

Susan was born September 22, 1948, and raised in Manchester, NH by the late Leo and Lucy Tremblay.  She graduated from Immaculata High School in Manchester, NH in 1966.  She met the love of her life at the JFK Memorial Coliseum in Manchester, NH at an ice-skating party.  The couple married in 1967 and first lived on Summer Street in Manchester, eventually buying their first house on Porter Street in Manchester, where they raised their children in a loving family home.

Susan is retired from the State of New Hampshire, Bureau of Turnpikes where she worked as the supervisor of toll operations.  She was blessed to be able to retire early with her beloved husband.  The pair wintered in Englewood, Florida, eventually purchasing a home in Florida where they wintered for 19 years.  Susan loved to travel with her husband and friends, travelling to Ireland, Germany, Jerusalem, Alaska and many more destinations. 

Susan was an active parishioner of Christ the King Church in Concord, NH and enjoyed volunteering at the church in various activities and functions.   

Susan was a very creative person and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting.  Quilting was her favorite hobby and she quilted with friends every Friday at the Golden Gese Quilt Shop in Concord.  She donated many of her creations to benefit the State of New Hampshire Charitable Campaign and Operation Santa.  Susan put a lot of love in her quilted creations, quilting messages on the back of her designs and gifting quilts to family and friends.  She said that her quilts were a labor a love. 

She will forever be in the hearts of her loving husband, Roger; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Timothy Lamphere; her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Debra Smith; her grandsons, Wesley, Ian and Evan Lamphere; her sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Patrick Cote, along with many other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Ronald, Paul and Michael. 

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Phanuel Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 172 King Street, Boscawen, NH.  The funeral will be at Christ the King Parish, 72 S Main Street, Concord on September 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.  To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please visit

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Boscawen

172 King St, Boscawen, NH 03303

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Christ the King Parish

72 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301

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