Suzanne K. Rosenberg

AUGUSTA – Suzanne (Kiefer) Rosenberg passed away on May 8, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. The daughter of Charles and Marion Speth, she was born in Madison, Wis. on Nov. 23, 1946.

She had fond memories of her childhood on Lake Monona in Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS degree in Social Work.

Suzanne married James Kiefer in 1972 and moved to Pittston, Maine. They had two boys, Ben and Gabe, and enjoyed sailing until James’ death in 1990. As a single mother, Suzanne continued her education and received her Master’s Degree in social Work at the University of New England in 2000. She had a successful career as a Clinical Social Worker in her own practice specializing in families and children and subsequently as a Social Worker for Hospice. She also was one of the pioneering women who brought Lamaze Childbirth to the Augusta area.

Suzanne met Peter Rosenberg through the Augusta Rotary and they soon began what turned out to be a wonderful journey together. They married on Nov. 23, 2013. They enjoyed traveling, gathering with friends, and years at the lake. Peter and Suzanne brought the game of bridge to UMA Senior College and Suzanne was still teaching just before her death. Suzanne’s life was filled with adventure and joy. She had a wonderful sense of humor, saw the best side of every situation and always reached out to anyone in need.

Her favorite pastimes were boating, swimming, quilting, and knitting, as well as playing bridge and the ukulele. She traveled all over the world, had great friends in every area of her many interests – some she went camping with for several years, some she spent time with at the lake, others she met through bridge, some she played the ukulele with, others she met through book club, and the group of Lamaze teachers that met every month for 40 years! Suzanne was always so proud of her two sons. She adored her two grandsons, Henry and Theo. She will be long remembered by all.

Suzanne is survived by her husband, Peter Rosenberg; her son, Benjamin Kiefer and wife Abbie and grandsons Henry and Theo; her son, Gabriel Kiefer and wife Melissa; her brother, Michael Speth of Sarasota, Fla.; and her stepchildren, Jennifer Rosenberg, Kenneth Rosenberg, and Robin Rosenberg.

She was predeceased by James Kiefer; her parents; and her brother, Stephen Speth.

Per Suzanne’s request, there will be no funeral but there will be a celebration of life at a later date to be announced.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Suzanne’s memory to the Alpha One Foundation, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, or the Bailey Public Library

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