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Susan Lipton Memorial Fund


We have formed the Susan Lipton Memorial Committee in order to honor the work, dedication and memory of Susan Lipton. She has touched so many young lives during her tenure with the Canton Public Schools as a physical therapist.   We hope with the dedication and upgrades to the playground, she will continue to have an impact on the Canton Community. On this website we have outlined our vision and plan for the Playground at the Rodman Early Childhood Center.  Click here to read the full biography.

We thank you, in advance, for your support of this very worthwhile endeavor.


The Susan Lipton Memorial Committee 

Debra Bromfield,
Director of Student Services

Amy Delaney,
Early Childhood Occupational Therapist

Kerry Emde,
Early Childhood Teacher

Lisa Fireman,

Kelty Kelley,

Daniel Lipton,

Alexandra Lipton,

Samantha Lipton Myerson,
Daughter and 1st Grade Teacher at JFK

Janeen Nemes,
Friend and Former Occupational Therapist for CPS

Kyle O’Leary,
Early Childhood Teacher

Patricia Parks,
Early Childhood Speech & Language Pathologist

Bailey Hewit
Early Childhood School Nurse

Click Here for the Memorial Informational Flyer


To create a playground rich in gross motor experiences to promote the development of gross motor, sensory motor and social skills in the students attending the Rodman preschool and all the young children of Canton.


  • As of March 18, 2014, we have raised $19,215.
  • During the school committee meeting on March 13, 2014 the approval to more forward with the ordering of equipment was granted.
  • Equipment will include a merry-go-round, in-ground balance beam, tunnel, and three bobbers.
  • Comittee members are currently working on choosing signage.
  • We continue to need donations and volunteers to help with the beautification (i.e. flowers, bench, seasonal up-keep) for the playground.


  • We would like to have the current playground at the Rodman Early Childhood Center named and dedicated in her honor. This would include erecting a sign, installing a bench and creating a memorial garden.
  • We would like to purchase two to three new pieces of playground equipment and have them installed to enhance the motor opportunities for children.
  • Fundraisers will be conducted in order to purchase equipment and make upgrades to the playground. Our goal is to raise $20,000. 
  • We will hold a dedication ceremony in late May-early June.
  • We would like to continue the Susan Lipton Memorial Fund so that we can continue to enhance motor opportunities for the children of Canton.


If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please contact:

Kerry Emde

Patricia Parks

Kyle O'Leary

Samantha Lipton Myerson

or call
781-821-5060 ext 1505


How to Donate: 

Option #1.  Check
Payable to:
The Susan Lipton Memorial Fund 

The Susan Lipton Memorial Fund
c/o Eastern Bank
39 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021 

Option #2.  Paypal On-line Payment 

Our goal is to raise $20,000 for our playground dedication project in honor of Susan.