HAVERHILL — Susan E. (Swift) Little, 61, formerly of Beverly, died unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at the Kindred Hospital, Peabody. She was the wife of the late William A. Little, who died in March of 2002.
Born in Beverly on June 17, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Herbert J. and Ruth (Leadbeater) Swift. She was a graduate of the Beverly High School. Susan was a resident of Beverly for many years before moving to Haverhill several years ago.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William H. and Tammy Little of Norway, Maine; a sister, Patricia, wife of Rudy Gajdosik of Shelton, Conn.; three brothers, Ralph, husband of Cathy Swift, Peter, husband of Kathy Swift, all of Danvers, and David Markert of Beverly; her foster son, John Wing of Beverly; and her fiance, Fred Ripirandido of Haverhill. She is also survived by her goddaughter, Jennifer Smith and her children, Jonathan and Richard Smith, all of Franklin; as well as many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held on Monday afternoon in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4 Ocean St., Beverly, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., 330 Congress St., 5th Fl., Boston, MA 02110. Interment will be held in the North Beverly Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot St., Beverly. For further information and online condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com.