Susan A. (Emmott) Tingley, 65, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 1, at the Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center of Rhode Island in Coventry. She will be remembered for her compassion, love of cooking, music and science.
Susan was born on October 1, 1954 in Providence, Rhode Island to the late Richard and Annette (Duhamel) Emmott. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Tingley. She lived most recently in Coventry with prior ties to Warwick, East Greenwich, and Cranston. She is survived by her one sister, Donna Egan.
Susan graduated in 1972 from Mount Pleasant High School, with acceptance into the Rhode Island Honor Society. Shortly thereafter, Susan started her family. Susan was formerly married to the late Richard Steiner. She is survived by her children, Dawn Parker, Heidi Bernard, Joel Steiner and his wife Dana, and grandchildren Jonathan, Sarah, Madison, James and Shane. Additionally, she was a special aunt to her many nieces and nephews.
Susan was extraordinarily supportive of her family and after raising her children, Susan decided to pursue her passion of science and taking care of others as a Registered Nurse. She graduated from CCRI in 1992, enjoyed the pace of urgent care, and throughout her career, she also enjoyed taking care of residents at several local nursing homes. She cherished sharing meals and gave her heart through cooking for others. Anyone that knows Susan would see (and hear) that she made enough “to feed an army.” Another aspect that defined her is her love of music. She enjoyed singing with her family and dancing. In fact, Susan won many dance contests with her late husband, Ed. They were perfect travel companions and saw the world together.
Susan will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be very limited at the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, Warwick on Tuesday, May 5th. Funeral and burial will be private.
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