Susan Riedel, 65, of Hingham passed peacefully on April 8 surrounded by family and friends after a lengthy illness.
Ms. Riedel is survived by her husband, Tod, her children Andrew and Lauren, and son-in-law John Longo; parents Marty and Jean Silbersweig; her sister and brother-in-law, Laurie Silbersweig and Lew Blaustein; her brother and sister-in-law, David Silbersweig and Emily Stern, and many nieces and nephews.
Ms. Riedel was a graduate of Cornell University and Boston University’s School of Law. She was an exceptional attorney, working first for a small practice, then with a large Boston firm and, before retiring, as Assistant Attorney General for Massachusetts.
Even though she was a Jersey girl, she loved Boston sports. It did not make any difference what was on TV or the radio – Celtics, Bruins, Patriots, or Red Sox, she would watch with intensity, cheer the good and boo the bad, and would always listen to the post-game analysis. Larry Bird, Paul Pierce, Big Papi, and of course, Tom Brady, were her favorites. Along with Boston sports, she loved sailing, Nantucket, day trips to the Cape, and anything chocolate.
She will be deeply missed and forever loved by all who knew her.
A celebration of Ms. Riedel’s life was held at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom in Hingham on April 13. Remembrances in lieu of flowers may be directed in her memory to Congregation Sha’aray Shalom.