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Susan M. (Stebbins) Bisceglia

Susan M. (Stebbins) Bisceglia, 62, of Groton, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at home, surrounded by her family. Sue was born in Leominster on May 23, 1955, daughter of the late Roger and Phyllis (Pulsifer) Stebbins. She grew up in Leominster and attended Leominster High School, graduating with the class of 1973. Sue attended Fitchburg State University, where she graduated cum laude in June 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She then worked as a nurse at Emerson Hospital, Fitchburg Visiting Nurses Association, and Nashoba Nursing Service. Shortly after college, she married her high school sweetheart, Vin Bisceglia, in Leominster on June 30, 1979. Vin and Sue first settled in Leominster, then moved to Lunenburg and eventually settled in Groton, raising their three boys there. 

Sue spent many summers swimming, relaxing, and searching for garnets in the sand at the family’s summer home at Lake Shirley in Lunenburg while growing up. She had many hobbies including maintaining her vegetable and flower gardens, and was a member of the Groton Garden Club. She was an expert at baking and was known to make the best apple and pumpkin pies for the holidays. Her talent for interior decorating was remarkable and you can always see her touch while in one of the many rooms she has decorated. Sue was also great at crafts, including quilting and knitting, frequently making her own gifts for friends and family. Most importantly, Sue valued her close relationships with her large circle of family and friends. 

Sue’s nurturing spirit and positive outlook on life was exemplary. She actively participated in her boys’ childhood activities as a School Nurse and a Cub/Boy Scout Den Leader. One of her hallmark holiday traditions was making elaborate Ginger Bread Houses for the children of family and friends. She cared deeply for the well-being and happiness of others and was a loving and giving person. 

She is survived by her husband Vincent of Groton; son Eric and wife Caitlin of Arlington; son Matthew and wife Barbara of Andover; and son David and girlfriend Jess Simons of Cambridge. She is also survived by her sister Karen Weeks of Lancaster; sister Lori Bateman and husband Bill of Leominster; sister Paula Becker and husband Ken of Tiverton, RI; and brother Roger Stebbins of Boylston. She is the proud grandmother to Adrian, Nicholas, Annie, and Emilie Bisceglia. 

Sue also leaves behind loving brothers and sisters-in-law: Len and Michelle Bisceglia of Waterbury Center, VT; Steve Bisceglia of Honolulu, HI; Kathy and Jeff Miller of Leominster; and Laurie and Steve Infantino of Leominster. Her extended family includes many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. 

Please visit her memorial page to share any memories or photos you have of Sue.  A celebration of her life is being planned for the near future. In lieu of flowers, please donate to te Colon Cancer Alliance:

In honor of Sue, please be vigilant and get screened for colorectal cancer by the age of 40 (don’t wait until you are 50) and let’s all be sure to cherish the precious time we have with our loved ones. She wanted all of us to lead happy, healthy lives.

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