On March 29, Suzanne Sherwood Cane, children’s librarian, French teacher, tutor and translator, at home in Baltimore after a yearlong illness, surrounded by close family. She was born in Boca Raton, Fla., on April 10, 1946, and grew up in West Hartford, Conn. She attended the Chaffee School and then Wellesley College, graduating in 1968 with a major in French language and literature. She then earned her master of library science from Simmons College in 1970. After living in Zurich, Switzerland, for three years where she served as the librarian at the Inter-Community School, she moved with her husband to Providence, R.I., where she began a 25-year career as the lower school librarian at the Lincoln School, a Quaker-based school for girls, where she also taught Junior Great Books. In 1990, she expanded her teaching to introduce courses in French language for students in elementary school (FLES) as well as advanced placement French to high school seniors. After her formal retirement in 2000, she continued to tutor students in French as well as teaching English as a second language to recent immigrants to Rhode Island. At the same time, she pursued her love for reading, as well as a passion for rollerblading, hiking, swimming, cross-country skiing and gourmet cooking. In more recent years, she participated in the Rhode Island Lifelong Learning Collaborative, as a student, a course organizer and as a member of the curriculum committee. She leaves her husband of 55 years David Cane; daughter Rachel Cane and husband Joshua Kramer; son Eli Cane and wife Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah; grandchildren Micah Kramer, Tayva Kramer and Asher Cane; sister Marjorie Freeman; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

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