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Susan Elizabeth Kehoe


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Susan Elizabeth Kehoe Obituary
EASTON - Susan Elizabeth Kehoe of Easton, Md. passed away on September 24, 2018 at Talbot Hospice. She was 69.
She was born on Sept. 18, 1949 in Arlington, Virginia, the daughter of William A. Kehoe Jr. and Elizabeth B. Kehoe. Susan grew up in Chevy Chase, MD. She attended high school at the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart (Stone Ridge). She was on the It's Academic team for two years, including being Captain during her second season. She attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C., where she majored in Philosophy. After she graduated from college, she moved to New Orleans, LA. She taught at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans and at Tulane University while she was in graduate school, where she earned a Master's Degree in English and Juris Doctor. She began her legal career in Baltimore, MD with the law firm now known as Venable. She then pursued a career in labor law at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. She retired in 2015 and moved to Easton, MD.
She is known for a generous soul and a love of family. She was the oldest girl among four brothers, one sister, and 46 first cousins, all of whom looked up to her. She kept in constant contact with everyone in her large family. Susan loved to celebrate in everyone's successes and was always there when there were setbacks. She opened her home to anyone who wanted to visit.
Susan seemed to have made a new friend every single day of her life, and never forgot her old friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor and could talk to anyone about anything.
She was a voracious reader. She also had a passion for music. She loved Memphis Soul, Motown, the British Invasion, jazz, country and always cherished the musical scene that she enjoyed while living in New Orleans.
After moving to Easton, she loved the art scene here and befriended a number of artists. She was also particularly fond of the Banning's Girls, who welcomed her with open arms.
She was devoted to a number of charitable causes, most recently the Chesapeake Children's Book Festival and CASA of the Mid-Shore, Inc.
Susan was predeceased by her parents, and is survived by her brothers: William A. Kehoe III (Debra) of Rockville, MD; Christopher B. Kehoe (Maureen) of Easton; Dennis Kehoe (Constance Mui) of New Orleans, LA; Stephen H. Kehoe of Easton; one sister, Maureen Kehoe Ostensen (George Ostensen) of Hope, ME; her nieces and nephews: Katie Kehoe (Andrew Lecuyer) of New Orleans, Christopher B. Kehoe Jr. and James G. Kehoe, of Los Angeles, CA, Kathryn A. Kehoe and William B. Kehoe of Rockville, MD, Joergen Ostensen and Frances Ostensen of Hope, ME.
Friends may visit with Susan's family at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 200 S. Harrison St., Easton, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 28. There will be a funeral service on Saturday, September 29, 11 a.m. at Christ Church, 111 Harrison St., Easton.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601.
For online condolences, please visit: www.fhnfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Star Democrat on Sept. 26, 2018
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