Nora Maria Smothers (nee’ Kreussel), 73, a resident of Rome, NY for almost 40 years, passed away on August 29, 2022, in her home from natural causes. Nora was born on May 22, 1949 in Freisen, Germany to Maria and Georg Kreussel. Nora emigrated to the United States in 1972 and became a proudAmerican citizen in 1978. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Johanna, and her brother, Georg. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Douglas Bruno, and three beloved granddaughters, Alexandra, Rachel and Olivia, all of Wayne, PA.
Nora enjoyed life’s simple pleasures like spending time with her family, playing cards, and reading. She was also very skilled at sewing, cooking and crocheting, but Nora’s proudest role in life was to be “Oma” to her three granddaughters. After her first granddaughter was born, she moved from Rome to Conshohocken, PA to be closer. She loved to spend time with her family, but especially her granddaughters. She let them eat chocolate for breakfast, gave them the toys they most wanted for the holidays, loved to bake with them (especially banana bread) and was always up for playing whatever games they wanted to play.
A private ceremony will be held for immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the SPCA, at www.spca.org.