Susan Capon

Obituary of Susan Bee Capon

Susan Bee (Greene) Capone a long-time Lexington, MA resident, died September 20, 2022, at the age of 84.  She joins her beloved husband of over 60 years, Jack, who died earlier this year, leaving behind their daughters Debra and Cynthia, son-in-laws James and Kenneth, and other family and friends.  

Susan received her BA from Queens College (NYC) and Masters from Boston University, both in Psychology, and a CAGS from BU in Adult Counseling. She started her long career in Education and Counseling in the Lexington Public School system per-forming cognitive testing and counseling students. From 1974-1985 she worked at Middlesex Community College, first as a Career Counselor and then Coordinator of the school’s Counseling Services, Widening Opportunities Research Center and ultimately Program Development. She was an innovator in the field, designing and leading Career Development Workshops, and creating Career Transitions a model program for employed people seeking new directions. She had many affiliations and was a board member of the MA Chapter of the Adult Education Association. In 1985 she founded a newsletter on Marketing and Program Development, Non-credit Learning News, for Adult Education and Continuing Education administrators in the US and Canada, publishing until her retirement in 2003. Very active in the community while her children were growing up, Susan was the Leader of their Girl Scout troop for many years. A member of NOW, she and her daughters marched for the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s.  Services will be private.

Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there; I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow

I am the diamond glints upon the snow.

I am the sun on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush

I am the swift uplifting hush

of quiet birds in circled flight,

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there; I did not die.

*Written by Mary Elizabeth Frye in 1932 for

a friend whose mother had just died.


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