Suzanne Elizabeth MacPhail

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Suzanne Elizabeth MacPhail, 70, of Winchester, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 13th at Cheshire Medical Center.

She was born March 2, 1950, in Keene, daughter of Chester R. and Elizabeth (Emery) Bergevin. Sue attended Keene schools graduating in 1968 from Keene High School. She attended Keene Beauty Academy attaining her cosmetology degree and worked as a hairstylist at many local salons including Panache. On July 8, 1972, she married William S. MacPhail, Jr. in Keene.

She devotedly cared for several relatives, including her mother for many years, dividing her time between raising a family and involvement in her family’s business, as president of Rte. 10 Auto Inc. in West Swanzey. She also worked part-time at MacPhail’s Auction and Lease and at SWM108 Auto. Most recently, she was employed at Demoulas Market Basket in Swanzey.

She enjoyed time with family, her Boxer dogs, shopping yard sales and flea markets, dining-out with friends, and vacations to Maine and Florida.

She will be dearly missed by many friends, but especially by her mother Betty, and sons; Scott W. MacPhail and his wife, Stephanie and Jay R. MacPhail, both of Swanzey. Her sister, Carol Hill of Venice, Florida, her brother, Robert W. Bergevin and his wife, Linda of Surry; the three delights of her life, grandchildren: Ashlyn, Kamran, and Tallon MacPhail of Swanzey; brother-in-law Edward McPhail and his wife, Susan of Swanzey. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces and nephews throughout the United States and Canada. She is pre-deceased by her father Chet, former husband Bill, and brothers-in-law Fred MacPhail and Donald Hill.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral. A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2020 at the convenience of the family. Services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories in Keene. 44 Maple Ave. Keene, N.H. 03431. An online guest book is available to leave a message of condolence for Sue’s family by visiting:

For those who wish, donations may be made in Sue’s memory to:

The Monadnock Humane Society
101 West Swanzey Road
Swanzey NH 03446

or one’s favorite charity.

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