Theodore R. Sussmann
December 10, 1938 – June 3, 2022
GRANVILLE, MA – Theodore (Ted) Reinhold Sussmann, 83, passed away on June 3, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Westfield, MA on December 10, 1938, to the late Reinhold Max and Florence M. (Moore) Sussmann, he attended the West Granville School through 8th grade and graduated from Westfield High School in 1956.
Ted then took up agriculture on the family farm, Hillcrest Farm in Granville. He got his start with two Brown Swiss cows, Phyllis and Phoebe, that he bought interest free through the Frank Atwood WTIC radio program. From January, 1962 – October, 1963, he proudly served his country in the United States Army where he was stationed at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL.
On a fateful trip to the Dude Ranch in Tolland, Tedasked a pretty girl Ann to dance and then proposed on their 4th date at the Goshen Fair. That was a bit too quick for Ann but after two years of dating, Ted married the love of his life, Ann B. Curtiss on July 8, 1967.
Besides his work on the farm, he worked for the Massachusetts Turnpike at the Blandford Depot doing road maintenance from 1988 – 1999. Always one for agriculture, Ted rose very early to work on the landscape crew out of Boston for many years on the Turnpike. He retired to dedicate his time to haying and growing blueberries on the farm. In his spare time, Ted enjoyed snowmobiling and was a member of the Granville Lions Club, West Granville Cemetery Committee, as well as a member of the Granville Team on the Southwick Grange Card Club.
To cherish his memory, Ted leaves his beloved wife Ann; his children Theodore R. Sussmann, Jr., Jeanne A. LeFebvre and Timothy C. Sussmann; his grandchildren Erin M. Sussmann, Lauren E. Sussmann, Theodore R. Sussmann, III, Gretchen T. LeFebvre and Owen M. Lefebvre as well as his siblings Anne Jensen, Mary Woodger, and Paul Sussmann.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 4 – 7 PM at Southwick Forastiere Funeral & Cremation, 624 College Highway, Southwick, MA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022, beginning at 8:45 AM at the funeral home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Sheep Pasture Road, Southwick. Committal services will be held in West Granville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Granville Lions Club, 359 Beech Hill Road, Granville, MA 01034; or West Granville Cemetery Association, 267 North Lane, Granville, MA 01034; or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.forastiere.com