PROVIDENCE – Eleonore F. Klumbis, 90, of Providence, formerly of Cranston, RI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Wingate Residences in Providence. She was the devoted wife of the late Bernard R. “Ben” Klumbis for 63 years until his death in 2011.
Born November 1st, 1926 in Kornwestheim, Germany, she was a loving daughter of the late Maximilian and Frida (Buhler) Ammann.
Eleonore emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1948 after meeting her late husband, Ben, while he was stationed in Germany during WWII. She had made her home in Cranston for over 50 years before moving to the Residences at Wingate in Providence several years ago.
Mrs. Klumbis was employed by the A.T. Cross Company for 38 years, retiring in 1988.
Eleonore was active in the Rhode Island German Club. Having become a citizen many years ago, she was a proud American and equally proud German, returning to her homeland several times as well as travelling around the United States and much of Europe.
In addition to spending time with her family, she loved animals and enjoyed listening to music, especially of the classical genre.
Eleonore was the beloved aunt of; Carol A. Wontkowski of Attleboro, Elizabeth A. Pichi of Attleboro,
Ann P. Lucci of Beverly, Juergen Gopfrich of Germany, and Berndt Gopfrich of Germany.
She was the great-aunt of Matthew R. Pichi of Attleboro.
She was the dear sister of the late Ruth Gopfrich and Sister-In-Law to the late
Anna J. Wontkowski and Anthony J. Klumbis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Paul’s Church, 30 Warwick Avenue, Cranston, RI.
A committal service will follow in the Historic Chapel of Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Boulevard, Providence.
Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
Visitation is respectfully omitted.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eleonore’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601 or at www.alz.org.