Susan Pineo Gibbs, age 63 of Canton, MA passed away peacefully on January 19, 2020 surrounded by the love and prayers of her family and friends. Susan was born on February 4, 1956, to loving parents, the late Allen and Evelyn (Grundy) Pineo of Canton, MA and St. Petersburg, FL.
Susan now rejoins her beloved late husband and soul mate, Joseph “Mark” Gibbs of Canton, MA. She is survived by her three children Kimberly (Gibbs) Boucher and husband, Jonathan Boucher of Bangor, ME, Sean Gibbs of Stoughton, MA, and Kyle Gibbs of Canton, MA. She was an adoring Grandma to three fun-loving grandchildren: James Boucher, Magnolia Boucher and Alexis Gibbs. She will continue to guide and support them in death, as she did in life.
Susan was one of four children and is survived by Laura (Pineo) Macs and husband Erik of Natick, MA, Jonathan Pineo and wife Christine (Mösch) of Bernardston, MA, and Peter Pineo of Canton, MA. She was a devoted aunt to John Macs of Natick, MA, Jason Kelliher of West New York, NJ, Nicholas Kelliher of Whitinsville, MA, Chelsea Marin of Largo, FL , Matthew Rice of Tampa, FL, Nathaniel Rice of Bennington, VT, Christine Iacobucci of Stoughton, MA, Patrick Gibbs of Canton, MA, Sabrina Gibbs of Raynham, MA, and Jerimiah Gibbs of Canton, MA.
Susan was a force for good in the world, and the world is a better place for having had her in it. She grew up in Canton and attended Thayer Academy in Braintree. In her younger years, she enjoyed horse-back riding, field hockey and basketball. She spent many a summer as a camper and counselor at Fleur-de-Lis Camp in Fitzwilliam, NH where she was affectionately called “Soupy”. She attended Fisher college and received an associate degree in Early Childhood Psychology and Education. She met her best friend and greatest love in 1973 and they were married September 27, 1980. Susan and Mark experienced a love that was unparalleled and together they faced life’s ups and downs. She had many close friends who will miss her humor, kindness, and genuine caring. She was the ultimate caregiver for many, including elderly family and community members, a wonderful mother, and her home was always a gathering place for all – especially poolside barbeques. She was an active and contributing member of the Blue Hills Civic Association, Canton Historical Society, and Secretary of the Canton Historical Commission. She was an active parishioner of St. Gerard Majella Parish in Canton for many years. She lived the message of Christ in her life of service to others and was particularly involved in Kids Camp. She also volunteered annually at the St. Francis House in Philadelphia with several women from the parish.
The Gibbs Family extends their thanks for all of their family and friends who have offered their support and condolences at this difficult time. They would like to invite friends and family to join in visitation on Thursday, January 23 from 4-8pm at St. Gerard Majella Parish, 1860 Washington St, Canton, MA. A celebration of life and Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 24 at St. Gerard Majella Parish. Burial private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Canton Area Helpline (Canton Food Pantry).