Susan Jane Rand, 73, passed away Sept. 8, at Golden Pond in Hopkinton after a long illness, surrounded by her family. Susan was a graduate of Danvers High School. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Salem State College and her master’s in counseling at Lesley University. Susan practiced counseling on Cape Cod. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, painting and sketching. Susan participated in the Massachusetts General Hospital FTD (Frontal Temporal Dementia) Gala in 2018.
Susan was the daughter of the late Harvey and Olive Abbott, sister to Harvey, Richard and Gary Abbott. She is survived by friend and former husband Lee Rand; her three adult children, Jennifer Buchanan, Rebeka Merson and Douglas Abbott; her grandchildren, Alicia MacMillan, Zachariah Merson, Ryan Buchanan and Hannah and Jacob Merson; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held privately with family. Arrangements were under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton (ChesmoreFuneralHome.com). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brookhaven Hospice, 114 Turnpike Road, Westborough MA 01581.