Tompkins, Susan A.
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Susan Annette Tompkins, age 69, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at The Forum in Peoria, Arizona. Sue was born July 12, 1944, in Stamford, Connecticut, to Hermann and Margarete (Fricke) Luperti. She is survived by her husband, Bruce; her brother, Harry; her sons, Scott and Mark; and her grandson, Daniel. Her passing marked the end of a 25-year-battle with cancer, which she fought so bravely until the end. Susan taught in Trumbull, Connecticut, and was a teacher's aide in Brookfield before retiring from teaching in New Milford. Sue had a joy for life and a kindness and sense of humor that touched so many. She loved travel, arts and crafts, bears, swimming, and the German language. A celebration of her life was held at the Forum on May 6th. Donations in her memory may be made to Bosom Buddies of Arizona (http://www.bosombuddies-az.org/).
Published in News Times on May 11, 2014