Suanne “Suki” Cannavo

Passed 09/09/2002


Obituary For Suanne “Suki” Cannavo

Suanne, “Suki,” Cannavo passed away peacefully with her husband by her side at South Shore Hospital on Saturday, September 9th after suffering complications from brain surgery.

Suki, as all her friends and family knew her, was born in Jacksonville, FL on August 31, 1961. From a very young age, she understood that a meaningful existence was comprised of tiny moments shared with loved ones in everyday life. She never became caught up in trivial matters such as what car she drove or what people thought of her. She loved all of those in her life with her heart on her sleeve and made sure to shout it from the rooftops.

True love is a phrase thrown around but when it came to Steve and Suki’s story, true love will never be strong enough to describe the loving bond these two shared. The odds were stacked against the young couple when they started their family but through perseverance, trust, understanding, and respect, they completely quelled all doubts. Their love was one out of a fairy tale literally up until Suki’s very last breath.

For Suki, nothing was more important to her than her friends and family. As a mother, she never missed an opportunity to attend any and every event for her two children. She devoted her life to being a stay-at-home mom and from school & sporting events, concerts, and everything else in between, she could always be found close by cheering and rooting them on from the bottom of her heart. She was always the first one to drop everything and be there for her children in good times and bad, and would notoriously stick up for her kids, even when at times she knew deep down, they were probably in the wrong.

As a devoted grandmother, she gave up one of her two weekly days off each and every week to care for one of her grandchildren. For the last twelve years, she did this not because childcare was needed, but since she worked most weekends, it was a way to ensure quality time with each of them through the years. This selfless act was the reason for the undeniably strong bond that she shared with all four grandchildren. Whether it was playing traffic jams, dancing, or playing board games, she truly lived fully in each moment, which explained why each grandkid would wait by the door for her arrival and be sad each time she departed.

In a world full of distractions, Suki found a way to make each person in her life feel heard, loved, and cared for. She will be missed is an understatement, and a void will be felt by all of those who were lucky enough to have her in their life.

Suki will be lovingly remembered by her husband of almost 43 years, Stephen Cannavo; children: Jennifer Martin (Cannavo) and her husband Brian Martin, Stephen Cannavo Jr. and his wife Jamie Cannavo (Parda); brother Jon and Alice Thrower; grandchildren: Sophia Cannavo, Zackery Martin, Kiersten Martin and Callan Cannavo.

Suki will also be dearly missed by her lifelong friend group she loved to travel with: Frank and Helen Russo, Charlie and Nancy Smith, and Jack and Dawn Devereaux, along with all the colleagues she had the pleasure to work beside at the Home Depot for the last 27 years.

Family and friends are invited to remember Suki on Wednesday, 9/13 at Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, located at 135 Union Street in Rockland, MA with a wake from 3-5 pm and a service for those wanting to attend starting at 5 pm.

We love you “as big as the sky,” sweetheart, mom, and grandma

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  • 09/13/2023

    Dear Steve, and family, I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Andrea Brigham-costa

  • 09/13/2023

    Steve, So sorry I will not be able to attend the services. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. So sorry for your loss. David

  • 09/12/2023

    Sending thoughts and prayers. Swas Fenway Pharmacy

  • 09/11/2023

    My deepest condolences to Steve and to Suki's beloved children and grandchildren. My heart aches for your loss. I worked with Suki at HD for many years and she was always so kind, and helpful. I will always remember her quick wit and beautiful laugh. She was such a kind and positive person. Rest in Heaven sweet Suki.

  • 09/11/2023

    Steve and family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during these difficult times. With deepest sorrow, Love Tony C

  • 09/11/2023

    Her smile and kindness I worked with her at Home Depot. Warmest love MIKE MILLIKEN

  • 09/10/2023

    Sleep well our dearest friend. We look forward to your signs❤️😇 Helen & Frank


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    Convergent Leasing, Inc. planted 10 trees in memory of Suanne “Suki” Cannavo . - September 12, 2023

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    5 Trees were planted in memory of Suanne “Suki” Cannavo - September 11, 2023

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