Suzanne M. (Malvesti) Henderson, age 77

of Scituate

Suzanne M. (Malvesti) Henderson, age 77

Suzanne M. (Malvesti) Henderson, age 77, of Scituate, died peacefully, Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate.

Suzanne was born in Quincy, to the late Agnes E. (Howlett) and Nicholas M. Malvesti, Lieutenant, Q.F.D., Retired. Raised in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1961, and the former Lemuel Shattuck Hospital School of Nursing in 1962. She had lived in Scituate for two years, previously in Kingston, and most of her life in Quincy.

She was employed as a licensed practical nurse and had worked at the former Quincy City Hospital for fifteen years. She later worked in private practice and also for South Shore Skin Surgery in Braintree.

Beloved wife of the late Peter D. Henderson.

Devoted mother of Kimberly M. Parker and her husband Jay of Marshfield, Scott D. Henderson and his wife Teresa of Weymouth, and Peter D. Henderson and his wife Karen of Kingston.

Loving grandmother of Mikayla, Autumn, Emily, and Kayden Henderson.

Dear sister of Thomas C. Malvesti, Lt., Q.P.D., Retired and his wife Carol of Quincy, and Mary H. Malvesti-Fleming and her husband Jim of Braintree. Suzanne is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In light of current events, funeral services were private. A memorial celebration of Suzanne’s life will be held at a later date.

For those who wish, donations in Suzanne’s memory may be made to the Kingston Animal Shelter, 28 Evergreen Street, Kingston, MA 02364.


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  • My Sister
    We shared a very closeness that was very dear to me. The memories of yesterday forever in my mind with that special trust of love that only we can find.
    Rest In Peace my dear sweet sister.
    Kim, Jay, Scott, Teresa, Peter, Karen, Mikayla, Autumn, Emily and Kayden so sorry for your loss.

  • Mary and Family,
    Our condolences on the loss of Suzanne. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Always remember the good times that you shared.
    Kathie and Larry Toon

  • Suzanne is remembered for her strength in accepting what life had dealt her. There was no doubt how she loved animals and that is always a sign of a very warm and lovable person. May you rest in peace after the long road you have travelled. Love, Judy

  • So sorry for your loss, she will be missed. If you need anything we are for you.

  • So very sorry to hear of Suzannes passing. We worked together for many years at Braintree Medical Associates. She was a wonderful nurse and a great friend. I have some great memories of Suzanne. We’ve shared a lot of laughs and tears too. My sincere condolences to Suzannes family. May she RIP

  • So sorry to hear this news but we know Suzanne is with our Lord and Savior! Praying for her family at this time. She was a wonderful nurse and will be missed greatly.

  • Kim and family—I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. It was my honor to work with Sue for many years at the Faxon House in Quincy where she was a nurse and also a counselor. Sue was probably the hardest working person With whom I ever worked. She was always moving, always on the go, always caring. God bless you Sue.

  • We had some get togethers with Sue. So sorry to hear she passed. God bless her and all her family. She will be missed. Love to all.