Suzanne Denninger

Obituary of Suzanne A. Denninger

Suzanne A. Denninger, 92, formerly of Elizabeth and Roselle, NJ and New York City, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2021. She was born in Vaucouleurs, France to Georges Denninger and Germaine Pertat Denninger in December, 1928. She emigrated to the US with her parents in 1952 to reunite with her older sister, Madeleine, who came to the US in 1947 to marry a soldier she had met during WWII. Settling with her parents near her sister in Elizabeth, NJ, Suzanne held several temporary jobs before joining Cosmair, Inc., the newly established manufacturing arm of L'Oreal of Paris in America, located in nearby Clark, NJ, in May 1955. In 1971 she accepted a position at the L'Oreal Technical Center in their headquarters building on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and in 1986 she became Supervisor of the company store, also located in the headquarters building. At about the same time, she moved to a nearby midtown-Manhattan apartment, from where she walked to work every day until she was 85. L'Oreal recognized and honored her in 2005 as the first (and possibly only) 50-year employee of the entire company, and she ultimately retired from L'Oreal in 2013. With her job, Suzanne was able to return to France often, and outside of work, she also enjoyed travel to other countries, attending concerts and operas in Manhattan, and participating in activities sponsored by the Alliance Fran├žaise. Suzanne greatly enjoyed being the family "matriarch" for many years. Suzanne was predeceased by her two sisters, Madeleine and Renee. She will be greatly missed and is survived by her nephew Bruce Clark (Gail), niece Carol Ortiz (Reinaldo), grand-nephews Eric, Brian and Christopher, grand-niece Alison, and great-grand-nephews Remy and Everett, as well as a number of relatives living in France. Burial will follow a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside NJ at the convenience of the family.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Suzanne
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