DARBYSHIRE, Susan E. Devoted wife, lawyer and friend Mrs Susan E. Darbyshire, 62, of Danvers, beloved wife of John Carrigan, died peacefully on Sunday February 20, 2022 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice in Reading, surrounded by of his loving family. Susan has lived a full and successful life, including the past 16 years as she bravely battled ovarian cancer. Born in Amesbury, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Rachael (Scott) Darbyshire. Raised and educated in Amesbury, Susan was a graduate of Amesbury High School and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where she received her Bachelor of Arts. Susan embarked on a long and distinguished career in graphic design. She has thrived in the creative and competitive world of design both as a freelance designer and as a designer, and creative director at Hallmark Cards, Salem State University, Light Speed, Fidelity Investments, Compugraphics, SITEC, HCPro, Zinc and the Gold Group. She retired in August 2021 to pursue her many creative interests. Susan expressed her creativity in her basket weaving, her photography, her love for typography and the many other crafts and arts she enjoyed. She has been active in Turning the Tide Ovarian Cancer Retreats supporting sharing her journey and supporting others with ovarian cancer. She was a member and former treasurer of the Friendly Garden Club of Beverly, where she lent her eye for design and her organizational skills. Susan loved the outdoors, especially walking with her husband and dog (Dixi) along Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester. She will forever be remembered for her zest for life, her competitive and creative spirit, and her love and support for her family and many dear friends. Surviving Susan in addition to her loving husband with whom she shared 42 years are her sisters, Carol Frost and her husband Lee of Amesbury, Paula Michaud and her husband Gerry of Farmington, NH, and Eileen Darbyshire of Amherst; his nieces and nephews, Johnathan Frost and his wife Megan of Cheshire, CT, Sara Darbyshire of Lowell, Lisa Darbyshire of Northampton, Jeffrey Frost of Beverly, and Brian Frost and his wife Katie of Auburn, NH; and many dear friends and colleagues. ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of Susan’s life and creativity will be held on May 7, 2022 at the Danversport Wedding and Event Center in Danvers, Massachusetts. Susan ordered it to be an informal gathering for friends and family to share her creativity and her life. Please check the funeral home’s website in early April for details. O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), DANVERS, is helping the family make the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Susan’s memory at Turning the Tide Ovarian Cancer Retreats, 175 Richdale Ave., No. 310 Cambridge, MA 02140. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www .odonnellfuneralservice. com www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
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Published by Boston Globe March 6-7, 2022.