THOMPSON, Jeanne A. Jeanne A. Thompson, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away September 10, 2013, at her home. A native Floridian, she attended Florida Southern College and graduated from the University of Miami. Thereafter she married the late William L. Dommerich and moved to New York, ultimately settling in the town of Larchmont. Following periods of residency in Coral Gables and Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and a subsequent marriage to the late Samuel L. Thompson, she moved permanently to "Miamuh" in 1977. Mrs. Thompson was a faithful member of Plymouth Congregational Church, an avid Miami Dolphins and Hurricanes fan, a lover of Broadway and Sinatra tunes, a voracious reader, an enthusiastic dancer, and an unabashed (dark) "chocoholic." She was actively involved in the Junior League of Miami, Theater Arts League, the Surf Club Debutante Committee, Cotillion Club, Vizcayans, the University of Miami Women's Guild, and Beach Colony Club. She is survived by her children, Rosemary D. "Mimi" Stieglitz (Blackwell) and John W. Dommerich (Beverly), her grandchildren Albert B. Stieglitz, Jr. (Amanda), John D. Stieglitz (Amanda), John W. Dommerich, Jr. (Devin), and Stephen W. Dommerich, and her great-grandchildren Robert D. Stieglitz, Caroline K. Stieglitz, and Elizabeth L. Stieglitz. Mrs. Thompson was a woman of grace, generosity, and great beauty inside and out, whose kindness and love warmed the lives of her family and friends. Always someone who felt young at heart, she leaves family and friends with many happy memories of laughter and fun at home and during many family trips all over the world. She was ever a lady, calm and clear-headed even in the most difficult of times. A best friend to her daughter, a tireless traveling companion for her entire family, an irreplaceable mainstay of her grandchildren's lives, and a cherished friend to so many in this community, she will be missed profoundly by all who knew her. A private burial service was previously held. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 3400 Devon Road, Coconut Grove, Florida, 33133. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be sent in Mrs. Thompson's memory to Plymouth Congregational Church at the address listed above.
Published in Miami Herald on Sept. 15, 2013