Suzanne Ziegelmayer – Smithfield

Suzanne Ziegelmayer – Smithfield

Suzanne Ziegelmayer, 95, of John Mowry Road, Smithfield, R.I., passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 17, in her home.

She was the wife of the late Thomas W. Ziegelmayer and the late John A. Thompson.

Born in Brussels, Belgium, she was the daughter of the late Octave and Jane (Massar) Herman. She immigrated to the U.S. to marry her first husband Tom Ziegelmayer, whom she met in Germany during World War II. She had lived in Smithfield for 55 years .

An avid traveler, over the years she had backpacked through Central and South America, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Her travels were to visit some of the children she had sponsored through Children’s International. She had been a member of the Alliance Francaise de Providence.

She leaves her daughter, Kim Ziegelmayer, her son-in-law, Kevin Porter, and her grandsons, Whelan Ziegelmayer and Ray Porter, whom she called the joys of her life. She was the sister of Jacques Herman, Daniel Herman, Cecile Borremans, Claudine Wells, Anne Detora, Raymonde Navarette, Marie-Jeanne Dubois and Benjamene Wilson. She also leaves 23 nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m., in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville. Visitation was held March 22 in the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Children’s International, 2000 East Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, MO 64131. For messages of condolence, please see .