Marcelle Hausammann Rosenfeld Obituary (1931 – 2021) – Westerly, RI


Ms Marcelle E. Hausammann Rosenfeld from Westerly, RI, passed away on November 29, 2021 at the Royal Nursing Home.
Marcelle was born on April 29, 1931 in Winterthur, Switzerland, the youngest of three daughters of Sophie and Paul Hausammann. She was 90 years old.
Her beloved husband Benjamin Rosenfeld passed away before her on January 21 of this year.
At 17, Marcelle became a business student in Neuchâtel, located in French-speaking Switzerland. After graduating, she worked for a bank in Zurich where she met her first husband Will Seiler. They married in 1953 and together raised their two daughters, Renée and Jill.
Will died in 1977 after a long illness. Marcelle then supported her family by working for many years as a foreign language correspondence clerk.
A few years later, she met Ben who had come from the UK on vacation to Davos, Switzerland.
They married in 1985 and Marcelle moved to Manchester, UK.
In the fall of 1986, Marcelle and Ben immigrated to the United States, settling in New York State where Marcelle worked for several years at the Nyack Library before starting a distinguished career at the New City Library. In 2000, she and Ben made Westerly their home to live permanently by the ocean.
Marcelle loved their frequent trips to the Adirondacks for skiing or hiking. She had been an avid reader for a long time and loved classical music. Before Alzheimer’s disease darkened him, his eyes shone with a dazzling zest for life. She was equally charming and kind, always up for a conversation. Her vibrant personality left a lasting impression on everyone she met.
She is survived by her daughters Renée and Jill, her stepchildren Rosalin, Julie and Daniel, and her beloved cat Ginger.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Royal Nursing Home for the dedicated care they provided to Marcelle for almost eight years.
The funeral will be private. Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main Street, Westerly helps the family make arrangements.
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Posted by The Westerly Sun on December 5, 2021.


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