Cartwright Funeral Homes


KNINEH, Susan “Sue” (Ranahan), was a mother, grandmother, sister, and teacher. She passed away suddenly on May 1st, 2022 at the age of 57.

She was born to the late Thomas Ranahan Jr. and Margaret Ranahan of Quincy on July 4th, 1964 and is survived by her two siblings, Thomas Ranahan III of Quincy and Debra Ambrose (Ranahan) and husband David Ambrose of Abington. After graduating high school she started her own family and leaves behind her children: Amanda Orlowski (Kayiales) and husband Chris Orlowski of Weymouth, Sean Kayiales and wife Jane Kayiales (Sullivan) of Plymouth, Samantha De Assis (Kayiales-McDonough) of Bridgewater, Abigail Kayiales-McDonough of Bridgewater, and Amin Knineh of Holbrook. Sue also leaves behind her nephew and niece, Kevin and Colleen Ambrose of Abington, and her three grandsons, Hunter, Levi, and Luke.

Sue had a passion for helping and educating children. Before her own family, she fostered multiple children while they were placed in foster care. She opened her own daycare in 1996, Family Child Care (FCC). When her children became of school age, she transitioned her daycare business into a bussing company to continue to be able to support her family, becoming the owner of FCC Transportation of Holbrook. She taught at various schools throughout the years, taking a hiatus from teaching for some years in between. She continued her teaching career again in 2011 when she became a teacher at the Noble Academy in Quincy as a preschool and kindergarten teacher. She devoted her life to the educational system and ran her business successfully until the day she passed.
Sue loved educating students and lending a hand wherever possible. She was skilled in sewing and embroidery. Her summers were spent camping from the end of the school year in June until late August when she returned to work. She enjoyed reading, completing household projects, and quiet weekends at home with her youngest son.

Visiting hours will be held at Cartwright Funeral Home in Holbrook on Monday, May 9th from 5-8pm. A private burial will be held for the family at Cedar Knoll Cemetery in East Taunton. Sue’s last wish was granted through the New England Donation Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston following her death. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Donate Life America on her behalf.

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