Anne Sohmer, age 95, a longtime Rye resident, passed away on February 10, 2018 at Newfield House in Plymouth, Mass.
Born on September 27, 1922 in Oneida, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Helen (Convertino) Tauro.
She married her one true love, Harry J. Sohmer Jr., in 1946, and they moved to Rye in 1950. She was a lifelong member and past president of the Little Garden Club of Rye. She was also a member of American Yacht Club for more than 50 years.
Happiest when she was in the garden, she never met a plant she didn’t like and felt very close to God when she was in the garden. A close friend and fellow gardener described Anne Sohmer as “a woman who acted like a lady, looked like a little girl, and worked like a dog.”
She spent time volunteering at the New York Botanical Garden and Wave Hill Public Gardens and Cultural Center. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, and doing the daily crossword puzzles.
Mrs. Sohmer was predeceased by her husband, Harry and her sister, Carmela Sterpe. She is survived by her children, Harry J. Sohmer III of Port Chester, Annina Sohmer-Knight and her husband Jeffery Knight of Little Britain, Ontario, and John R.H. Sohmer and his wife Jesse of Duxbury, Mass.; and her cherished grandchildren: Harry, Ellen, Lila, and Adam Sohmer, all of Duxbury.
A memorial service in her honor will be held Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Church in Rye. A reception will follow at American Yacht Club. All are welcome.
Donations in Anne Sohmer’s memory may be made to Resurrection Church, 910 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY.