CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Suzanne “Suzy” Schell Pearce, 77, a longtime peace activist, died on April 14. The cause of death was cancer.
A resident of Cambridge, she worked in many worldwide, national, and local initiatives to promote global peace and justice.
Born in New York City in 1938, she graduated from The Putney School in Vermont, Radcliffe College in 1960 and Columbia Teachers’ College in 1966.
After living and working in France for several years, she married psychiatrist John K. Pearce and settled permanently in Cambridge.
Her early career included working for Realites magazine in Paris and teaching at the Judge Baker School, the Brookline Public Schools, and Mass Bay Community College.
In the mid-1980s she formed a lifelong commitment to the anti-nuclear movement, working tirelessly through leadership in various projects such as the Council for a Nuclear Weapons Freeze, The Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control and The Middle Powers Initiative.