OBITUARY: Susan E. Zeppi, 56

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — It is with great sadness that the family of Susan E. Zeppi announces her passing on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at the age of 56.

Sue will be forever remembered by husband, Renato Zeppi, and children Jodi Tran, Teresa Smith, Rachel Kaufmann, and Rocco Scalfani. Sue will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Kyle Callinan, Olivia Smith, Sean Smith, Ethan Tran, James Tran, and Maxwell Tran. She also leaves behind her stepmom, Alvanelle Jackson Turbeville, her brothers Walt Turbeville and Tim Turbeville, and her son in laws, Stephen Kaufmann, Tri Tran, and Matthew Smith. She will be lovingly remembered by her dogs, Bella, Teddy, and Sugar. Sue has now joined her daughter, Faith McConnell-Zeppi, and brother Sandy Turbeville in heaven.

Sue was born on January 24, 1965. She was the daughter of the late Elaine Trachman and Obie Turbeville Jr.

Sue married the love of her life on July 31, 1993. Together they fostered over four dozen kids and adopted three foster children. Many of her foster children remain in touch with the family today. In conjunction with her love for fostering children, she fostered multiple dogs and rescued three stray dogs. Anyone who knew Sue would agree that she lived an extraordinary life that touched the lives of my people nationally and internationally.

Sue was very involved with volunteering at Grace Chapel, the PEER Servants organization, Place of Promise, and a network of animal rescue centers around the country. Not only did Sue have a big heart for helping children and animals, but she was also innovative and ingenious.

Sue was the founder and owner of a successful company, Pillar Realty Group. With an accounting background from University of Lowell, Sue was a controller of a former company in Wilmington, a former senior loan officer, realtor, and business owner.

In her spare time, Sue loved art and has created many beautiful paintings.

Above all, Sue was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Grace Chapel, 128 West St., Wilmington on Friday, October 22nd from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place in Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Rd., Lexington on Saturday, October 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Donations in Sue’s memory may be made to PEER Servants, P.O. Box 258, Woburn, MA 01801.

Arrangements under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington, MA. 

Susan Zeppi

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