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Susan Fessenden '45

Susan Fessenden, age 94, of Ajijic, Mexico, died on Feb. 2, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Jill Fessenden. She was 94. She was born in Saco on Feb. 16, 1919, the youngest daughter of Milton O. Dean and Susan (Jackson) Dean. She grew up in Augusta and graduated from Cony High School in 1937. After two years at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., she transferred to Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, from which she graduated in 1943 with a B.S. in chemistry. She earned her master's degree from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1968. She worked as an industrial chemist during the '40s and later taught college, high school and elementary school until her retirement in 1978. Susan married Bruce Fessenden '47 in 1942. He died in 1979. Susan is survived by her son, Peter C. Fessenden '70 (Anne Underwood) of Topsham, her daughter, Jill Fessenden of Ajijic, Mexico; her grandchildren, Noah A. Fessenden (Sophia Silao), Corena Underwood Chase, and Aaron Underwood Chase; and her great-granddaughter, Hannah Fessenden. There will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Josephine Newman Sanctuary Care of Maine Audubon Society 20 Gilsland Farm Rd. Falmouth, Maine 04105