Published in the July 1, 2016 edition

Andresen-obit-webBILLERICA — Susan M. (Abruzzese) Andresen, 94, passed away at Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica on June 22.

Susan was born in Boston on Feb. 14, 1922 to the late Michele and Assunta (Scopettuolo) Abruzzese. She was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School. Mrs. Andresen was a homemaker and lived in Melrose most of her life before moving to Salem, N.H. in 2005. Susan loved to cook and enjoyed taking trips with her late husband, Frederick, especially the cruise they took to Norway.

Mrs. Andresen was the wife of the late Frederick Andresen. She was the stepmother of the late Scott F. Andresen. She was the sister of the late Getsina Abruzzese, Frank Abruzzese, Lena Sprizza and Mafalda Palladino. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Monday, June 27, followed by a service in the funeral home. Burial followed at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham MA 02451 or To send a message of condolence, please visit