Susan Jean Young Tripp


Trenton - Susan Jean Young Tripp, 67, of Trenton, beloved wife and mother, passed peacefully on August 3rd, 2019 at MDI Hospital. She was born in Bar Harbor, the daughter of late Morris and Doris Young.
Susan taught at Pemetic Elementary, Westside Nursery, and Mt. Desert Elementary school. Within her 39 years of teaching and over 600 students, she was entirely devoted to each of them and their families. She spent much of her summer activities improving her teaching methods by taking a variety of classes. She loved her students. She was awarded her Master Teacher certificate in 1991 and was often known as "Mrs. Field Trip". She also loved traveling with her husband, Bruce. Her children and grandchildren were her ultimate joy.
Susan was often referred to as an angel and was known for her beautiful smile, warm hugs, and compassion. Once you entered Susan's life, you were forever family and loved unconditionally.
She is survived by her beloved husband for 45 years, Bruce Tripp, of Trenton, her daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Travis Mace; daughter and son-in-law, Jennica and Steven Piecuch; grandchildren Samantha, Tysen, and Mila; sister-in-law Ruth Young; brother and sister-in-law Peter and Kathryn Young; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Brenda and Bob Kinter; nieces, Christine Young and Caresse Hanson; nephews, Dale Lawrence and wife Crystal, Richard Young Sr., and wife Lisa, Eric Parsons, Steve Young and wife Channa, David Young Jr., Donn Young, and John Young; grandnephews, Richard Young Jr; grandnieces Shelby Lawrence and Courtney Lawrence. She was predeceased by her brother David Young Sr., and sister-in-law Bonnie Tripp.
A celebration of life will be held at Mount Desert Elementary School on August 17th, 2019 at 4 o'clock p.m. Those who desire may make contributions in Susan's memory to the Susan Tripp Scholarship fund at the First National Bank.
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Tom Farley
Aug 16, 2019
Susan was my favorite teacher of my entire school career. My heart was broken when I heard the news. Our love and prayers go out to Bruce and all the family. May she rest peacefully until we all meet again.
Marsha and Phil Shibles
Aug 16, 2019
So sorry to hear of Sue's passing. I still remember her as one of great kindness. We had planned to attend tomorrow but Marsha's sister is still here visiting.
Amy Erving
Aug 13, 2019
Such a friendly, loving, and caring person. Susan will be missed dearly at MDES and throughout the MDI community.
Elise, Spencer, Emily, and Dennis O'Neil
Aug 12, 2019
Our family is so very sorry for your loss. Susan was an exceptional teacher to my children and she always greeted us with her beautiful smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Pat Maloney
Aug 09, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Love.
Patty Galeaz
Aug 09, 2019
Susan was an exceptional human who touched the lives of so many with her kindness. Sending prayers of love, strength and peace to you all.
Alan Chubba Kane
Aug 08, 2019
Susan was a special person, making the world around her a better place. Remember her smiles, and the kindness she shared with all those around her. My condolences to Bruce and the whole family.
Dale Buzzell
Aug 08, 2019
Susan was a wonderful person and she loved everyone. She was loved by all the children she taught in school and will be missed by them all. So sorry for her family who will miss her the most. Love to you Bruce and the girls and their families.
Wayne and Karen Sprague
Aug 08, 2019
We were both saddened to hear of Susan's passing. She was a sweet person whose face always lit up with a smile when you met her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bruce, their girls and their families.
Renee S Laber
Aug 08, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful soul. She has left such a legacy of love and the collective sadness of this island community at her passing shows the impact that she has had on so many people. I have always been inspired by her positivity, enthusiasm and love for teaching and will be forever grateful that my son got to have her as his 4th grade teacher. Such a special woman in every way.
My deepest condolences,
Denise J Pazdon
Aug 08, 2019
Jennica and family,
How very sorry I am to hear of your wonderful mom's passing. What an incredible difference she made in so many lives as she taught school. All the photos you've shared of her with Mila clearly demonstrated the overwhelming love she had for her and all of your family.
Warm hugs, healing energy and much love is sent your way during this very difficult time. - Love, Denise
Bruce and Kathy Norwood
Aug 08, 2019
I was a classmate of Susan's from kindergarten thru high school, and classmate of Bruce in high school.
Susan was always a kind and gentle person that carried on thru her teaching career. It makes me so sad that Bruce and Susan had such a short time to enjoy there retirement years. My heart goes out to Bruce there two girls and grand children, I know how terribly missed she will be.
God Bless, Harvey Bruce Norwood
Marlene Sprague
Aug 07, 2019
I will always remember her gentle and friendjy manner.
Kevin LeClair
Aug 07, 2019
Susan was a true "ENCOURAGER" to all her students whom she loved including my son (and myself). She has certainly made the island and world a better place! We were and are abundantly blessed by her Love and Smile :).
With prayers to Bruce and family
Christine Young
Aug 07, 2019
There are no words that express my love for you, dear Aunt Susan. You meant the world to me, you still do. Your spirit is in my soul always. Sending love, prayers, and hugs to the whole family. I'm so sorry for our loss.
Mr & Mrs. George Bonenfant
Aug 07, 2019
We are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom truly had an angelic smile, proof of the life of love she gave. Our deepest condolences
Albert and Carol Hamor
Aug 07, 2019
So sorry for Susan's family. She always referred to her students as "my kids". Such a wonderful role model for all that knew her. She will be a special angel in heaven. 😇😇😇
Kathy and John Clapp
Aug 07, 2019
We were so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. Susan’s smile could brighten anyone’s day. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time and we hold you close in our thoughts and prayers.
Sandy McGarry
Aug 07, 2019
I'm so very sorry, Susan was just an amazing person. The void will be tremendous. Our families have lost 2 of our most precious gems. I know she is with Bonnie❤ now as your guardian Angels...
My love to you all.
Susan Letcher
Aug 07, 2019
Dear Bruce and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Susan was a remarkable woman whose love and positive spirit shone out to everyone who met her. My thoughts are with you in your grief.
Becky Leamon and Andy Stephenson
Aug 07, 2019
Bruce, Jennica, and Melanie: How she will be missed! Every time we ran into Bruce and Sue shopping at Hannaford on Sundays, we had a great chat and left feeling warmed and cheered. The last time we saw her, she told me not to work any longer than I had to, because retirement was so great. Teaching was important, she said, but time with family was the most valuable part of life. She loved you all so well--what a woman of love and light she was. We feel fortunate to have known her.
Karen napier
Aug 07, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss of your mom jennica I will keep you in my heart and prayers and your mom is going to watch over you and Mila 💔
Rena LeClair
Aug 07, 2019
Susan - also known as Mrs. Tripp, was like a ray of sunshine throughout MDES. She went out of her way to make sure everyone around the school was cared for, regardless of whether or not they were her students. Mrs. Tripp impacted so many lives with her kindness, and she will not be forgotten.
John Bennett
Aug 07, 2019
My friend, neighbor, classmate, teacher of my grandchildren, keeper of Deasy Road, giver of love to all! I miss you already. Your spirt will live on for many years. Bruce is in good hands, he is going to be ok. We will watch over him. Rest easy.
Jan Merchant
Aug 07, 2019
Her smile said it all!