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Susan (Morse) De La Rosa

September 17, 2021

Visitation: Wednesday, September 22nd 5:00-7:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston

Funeral Mass: Thursday, September 23rd 11:00 a.m. Saint Mary’s Church of Holliston 

Burial: Thursday, September 23rd, following mass in Saint Marys Cemetery, Holliston 

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Susan (Morse) De La Rosa

It is with great regret that we announce the sudden passing of Susan (Morse) De La Rosa, 56, of Franklin. Daughter of the late Robert P. Morse Sr., Sue is survived by her beloved mother, Patricia (Bliss) Morse and her darling daughters, Jacqueline De La Rosa and Jennifer (Morse) Morgante and her son in-law Lenny. Sue is also survived by her cherished Grandmother, Anna (McManus) Bliss. She will be incredibly missed by her three grandchildren, Mason, Damon and Kira Morgante, who adored their “young” Nana (and all the candy she would bring them). Sue leaves behind her younger siblings whom she deeply loved and was incredibly proudof: Kathy and Brian Williams, Sharon and JohnStournaras, as well as Bob and Johanna Morse; and many Aunts, Uncles and extended family members she adored. Last but not least, Sue especially loved her dear nieces, nephews and godchildren whom she thought the world of. Sue often spoke fondly of her family and was so incredibly proud to be surrounded by those who she believed to be the most kind, funny and thoughtful people in the world.

For those that knew her, Sue was the type of person who loved so completely she could often think of nothing else but providing for those around her. It wasn’t often you saw her buying things for herself, but she always ensured her family had gifts on Christmas and their birthdays – no matter the sacrifice. There were few things that Sue loved more than giving someone a gift and being able to make that person feel special. She took pride in being able to give something meaningful to those she cared about.

Sue was an incredible artist, though she would never admit it, who loved U2 almost as much as she loved Tom Brady. She loved her dinners with her family, laughing and chatting about stories from her work which always made her smile. For all the jobs Sue had over the years, none could have ever compared to her role as a Daughter, Sister, Mother and Grandmother. Above anything she was accomplished in her life, her family was what we was most proud of – bar none. While she was an incredibly layered person and sometimes had difficulty translating her love to those around her – she never once failed to be genuine, generous and loving in her own way. She would never hesitate to help others or just show up for support when needed, regardless of the situation. If you talked to her yesterday, six months ago or five years ago – she would always answer your call.  

Above all else, Sue will be remembered as someone who never gave up and always spoke her mind. She never gave up when raising her two children as a single parent. She never gave up when times got hard; and she never waited for life to happen to her. She blazed her own trail. Whether it be traveling to her favorite spots, going to Patriots training camp for the 800th time, or spoiling her grandchildren with obscene amounts of candy, Susan didn’t wait around for anyone to tell her how to live, she just did.

We will all miss her beautiful smile and laugh, her wild Uber stories, and mildly unhealthy relationship with the Patriots.

Most of all, we will just miss the person she was, unique and unwilling to compromise who she was or the strong values she held. There will never be another person like her and she can never be replaced.

“When you move with love and genuine intentions, you’ll always win. Always.” 

Visitation: Wednesday September 22, 2021 from 5-7pm at Chesmore Funeral Home in Holliston, MA. Funeral Service: Thursday, September 23rd at 11am at St. Mary’s Church in Holliston. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust | childrenshospital.org or to MSPCA | MSPCA.org.