Susan Field, 84


CRANSTON, R.I. – Susan Linda Field died July 2 at Kent Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence H. Field.  Susan was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Bernard and Hilda Kaplan of Swampscott, Massachusetts. She had lived in Cranston for 51 years and raised three sons while teaching elementary school in the Cranston school system until her retirement.  

Susan was the original helicopter mom, long before someone invented the term.  She sacrificed her own career to raise a family and make sure her children lived their dreams. Some children aren’t fond of helicoptering parenting, but it is undeniable that her technique worked.   She gifted her sons with a love of reading, writing and lifelong learning.  They returned the favor with four grandchildren who adored their Grandma Shu Shu.  

Susan is survived by her sons Andrew Field of North Bethesda, Maryland; Scott Field of Center Valley, Pennsylvania; Adam Field of San Diego, California; and her grandchildren Rachael Field of Los Angeles California; and Juliana, Jessica and Joshua Field of Center Valley, Pennsylvania.  Contributions in Susan’s memory may be made to your favorite charity.