PITTSFIELD - Suzan Marie Oliver, 53 of Pittsfield, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in her sleep on March 17, 2014. She was born Feb. 16,1961, in Somerville, Mass., was the daughter of Celeste Cavanaugh and Gerald Oliver, the mother of Jillian Oliver Seeley and Jenifer Oliver Bennett, and the grandmother to Mara Seeley, Taryn Seeley, Hannah Bennett, and Tucker Bennett.Eventually Suzan made her home in St. Albans to help care for her mother. She loved being a mother and surrounding herself with little ones. She often took in those who needed a warm heart and an open ear, and gave them all she could. Her closest friends became life-long family. A lover of pets and plants, she often had a house full of both.She is survived by daughters, Jillian and husband, Walter Seeley, of Glenburn, and Jenifer and husband, Jermy Bennett, of Corinna; and grandchildren, Mara and Taryn Seeley of Glenburn, and Hannah and Tucker Bennett of Corinna.She is also survived by siblings, Phillip Cavanaugh, Michelle Kaplan, Toni Cavanaugh, and Amy Cavanaugh; nephew, Timothy Wilson; and niece, Ashley Stradtman.Suzan was predeceased by her mother, Celeste Cavanaugh; her father, Gerald Oliver; grandmother, Ruth Martin; grandfather, Edward ""Tex"" Martin; and brother, Thomas Frederick Oliver.A small intimate gathering of family and friends was held Friday March 21, in Ellsworth. A graveside service will be held in the spring.
Published on  March 24, 2014