Susan J. (DeVito) Chebba

February 5, 2016

Susan J. (DeVito) Chebba

Susan Chebba- Of Woburn, Friday, February 5th. Beloved wife of the late William “Billy” F. Chebba. Loving sister of Rose M. Hansen and her late husband Stanley, Rita K. Lally and her husband James D. all of Woburn, and the late Regina A. Hemmerdinger and her late husband Kris. Cherished niece of Stella and Jenny DeVito of Woburn. Susan is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Mary, Stan Dianna, Faith Hansen, Michael, James Jr., Paul, Robert Lally, and Jodi Hogan. Also survived by her mother in law Jane Chebba of Woburn, and her sister in law Gail E. Page and her children Michael and Keri of Woburn. As well as 16 great nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles church, 280 Main St. Woburn, on Friday, February 12th, at 10:00a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery,100 Salem Street, Woburn. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Susan J. “Susie” (DeVito) Chebba passed away at Winchester Hospital, Friday afternoon, February 5th, at the age of sixty five. The beloved wife of the late William F. “Bill” Chebba.

Born in Woburn, she was one of four daughters born to the late Samuel and Rita (St. Hilaire) Devito. Raised and educated in Woburn, she was a graduate of Woburn High School with the Class of 1967. While in high school Susie was quite active as a cheerleader for football and basketball and was also actively involved with all the class activities.

Following high school Susie secured herself a position at Raytheon, where she remained until her retirement in 2011. She rose to the position of general accountant in the Accounting Department, which was a position she maintained for at least a decade. From Lexington to Woburn then Marlboro to Andover and Billerica, wherever she was needed, she would travel.

In 1980 she married her best friend Bill Chebba. They made their home in Stoneham and remained there for a good number of years. They both thoroughly enjoyed sports, being season ticket holders to the Celtics and never missing a Patriots football game, either in person or television ! They walked everywhere, at every opportunity, for miles. They truly enjoyed just being together each and every day.

Susie shared a very special relationship with all her sisters cousins and longtime friends from high school.

Susie faced several serious illnesses over the years. The first was breast cancer, which she faced head on, enduring the treatments, never complaining, and always looking forward to tomorrow, without question, and was a breast cancer survivor.

Seven months ago Susie was again faced with another challenge, which she again addressed head on, doing all that she could and again looking forward and beyond. Sadly, she succumbed Friday afternoon after being stricken at home,

In Susie’s life she felt that everything had a purpose and with that purpose , there was a place and a reason for everything. Her life was full of love, family and faith. Always feeling that she was never given more than what she could handle, she kept her faith right up to then end.

Sadly Susie is predeceased by her husband Bill, her parents and her sister Regina Hemmerdinger, her brother in laws Kris Hemmerdinger and Stanley Hansen.

Susie is lovingly survived by her sisters Rose M. Hansen, Rita K. Lally and her husband James D. all of Woburn. Cherished niece of Stella and Jenny DeVito of Woburn. Susan is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Mary, Stan Dianna, Faith Hansen, Michael, James Jr., Paul, Robert Lally, and Jodi Hogan. Also survived by her mother in law Jane Chebba of Woburn, and her sister in law Gail E. Page and her children Michael and Keri of Woburn, as well as 16 great nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles church, 280 Main St. Woburn, on Friday, February 12th, at 10:00a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery,100 Salem Street, Woburn. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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  1. To the family of Susie,
    My sincere condolences Susie and I were
    Cheerleaders together. She was just a great
    person to be around. May she rest in peace.

    Sincerely,
    Peggy (Higgins) Stortstrom

  2. ITo Sue’s Family
    Sue’s professional business acumen always manifested itself to all of us who had contact with her at Raytheon Company.She was a positive problem solver with a warm and charming attitude that was indeed genuine.I was so sad to read how hard she had to fight her affictition. A Latin Phrase that describes this noble characteristic of her personality is……”Dum Vita est Spes est” …..( Where there is life there is hope)
    Farewell Sue Rest in Peace.

    Bill Canny
    Nashua New Hampshire

  3. Dear Rosie, Rita, Jodi and family,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time, I was so sad to hear of the loss of Susie.
    I keep thinking how cute she was when we were growing up, just smiling all the time. She was a beautiful woman and person.
    Our Condolence,
    Norma and Mike O’Toole & Family

  4. Rita and Rose, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear sister. You have yet another angel in heaven. Love and blessing to you both and your family. Nancy (O’Connor) and Victor Mondello

  5. Chebba family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie and Sandy Culhane

  6. I had the pleasure of working with Sue for many years at Raytheon. Her positive attitude and cheerful personality greatly enriched the lives of her co-workers and made all of our jobs a little easier and all of our days a bit brighter. Bob Given

  7. To the family of Susie,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Susie will be
    missed by all her family and friends. Good Person!!!

    We were good friends in Junior High School,
    we were Cheerleaders together and hung out a lot back in those days. I hadn’t seen Susie
    for a lot of years but recently got back in
    touch and had dinners together until she got
    ill.

    I will miss her, she was a really good person.

    Sincerely,
    Leslie (Haney)Gonsalves

  8. Susan was the nicest person. I remember her as a kid, she always had the biggest smile and greeting for everyone. Deepest sympathy to Rose, Rita and family.

    John Lawson and family
    Chandler, AZ

  9. I am so sorry to hear about Susie’s passing. I will remember her fondly when we were kids growing up together, the fun we had and how she always had a smile on her face. She is now with her beloved Billy. My heart and prayers go out to the family.
    RIP Susie.
    Tish Vailliant

  10. Dear Susan
    You were one in a million. A real treasure to me. I will always remember all the fun we had at work and picking you up every day when you did not have your car. You and Billy will always be in my heart. May you rest in peace.
    Kathleen O’Shea Ruelle, North Carolina

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