Susan M. Blaisdell

BAR HARBOR – Susan M. Blaisdell, 71, died Feb. 15, 2017, in Bar Harbor. She was born May 26, 1945, in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of James and Ruth (Spencer) Lombardi. Susan loved to be with children. She worked in special education as an aid at Conners Elementary School in Bar Harbor and was a bus driver for 21 years. Susan worked in the Bar Harbor town office for almost 10 years, prior to her retirement.

She enjoyed being a mother and grandmother and she loved the New England Patriots.

She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Richard Blaisdell of Bar Harbor, three sons; Joseph M. Lipinski and wife, Lisa, of Augusta, Steven J. Lipinski of Ellsworth and Kevin M. Lipinski and wife, Kelli, of North Haven, Conn. Stepson Jeremy W. Blaisdell and partner, Rachel Spinney, of Trenton, four grandchildren; Alicia Harriman, Joseph A. Lipinski, William and Madison Lipinski, and two great-grandsons. Susan was predeceased by her brother Nelson Lombardi.

At Susan’s request, services will be private.

Contributions in Susan’s memory may be made to Downeast Horizons, 77 Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at


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