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Obituary - Suzanne Chandler Lane


CAPE ELIZABETH- Suzanne C. Lane, 64, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005 at Maine Medical Center after a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She never lost her will to live and gives hope for life to those diagnosed with this disease.

Born Suzanne Chandler on Feb. 20, 1941 in Newton, Mass., she was the daughter of Lucius C. and Margaret M. Chandler. Suzanne and family moved to the family farm in New Sharon when she was 11. She graduated from New Sharon schools.

On June 3, 1961, Suzanne married high school sweetheart, Richard M. Lane. They married in New Sharon. Newly married Suzanne received her degree in bookkeeping and her first job she worked at Willard Daggett Fish Company.

Richard and Suzanne were proprietors of Lane's Outboard Service, Goodall Boat Sales and Lane's RV Sales. Until her death, Dick and Suzanne worked side by side. She and her family have lived in Cape Elizabeth 40 years.

Always supporting her family, while continuing to work as a bookkeeper in her husband's businesses, she ran the office in her son's newly created business Rick Lane Stables, Inc., formulating into Cabot Morgans.

For those who knew Suzanne, she would be described as hard working, aggressive, unique sense of humor, strong-willed, loved to laugh, proud of her family, and proud of her accomplishments juggling family and personal businesses. She loved her time spent at the farm, the camp on Sebago Lake, traveling to visit friends in Florida and jewelry counters! She was known as the quintessential horse show mom.

Surviving with her love, strength and spirit are her husband Richard M. of 44 years; daughter Debra M., both of Cape Elizabeth; son Richard C. of Falmouth; brother John Chandler and his wife Ginger of Pittston; nieces Jennifer and Laurie; and aunts, cousins, family and friends.

A celebration of Suzanne's life will be held at Cabot Morgans, 21 Shaw Road, off Route 100, Falmouth, on Saturday, Nov. 5. Family and friends are welcome from 2-4 p.m. Burial will be private at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth.

Thank you to the doctors and nurses who have cared for Suzanne for so many years. To the staff at Maine Medical Center, thank you for your understanding and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Suzanne's memory to:

National Museum of the Morgan Horse
P.O. Box 700

American Cancer Society
1 Main Street
Topsham, Maine 04086

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