Nancy Lee Thompson (Baltimore Sun )
Nancy Lee Thompson, a homemaker who enjoyed entertaining family and friends, died Sunday of Alzheimer's disease at her Lutherville home. She was 85.
Born in Baltimore, the former Nancy Lee Schenuit was the daughter of Frank G. Schenuit, the founder in 1912 of Schenuit Industries Inc., which manufactured aircraft tires, and Hilda Koester, whose family owned the E.H. Koester Bakery Co., which produced Koester's bread.
Mrs. Thompson was raised in Roland Park and spent summers at a family home on Gibson Island. Athletic, she had been a lifelong golfer and tennis player.
She was a 1944 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School, and two years later, married Albert Eccleston Thompson Jr.
For years until moving to Lutherville about a decade ago, Mrs. Thompson and her husband lived on Somerset Road in Roland Park.
Mrs. Thompson was known for her "huge parties and bridge parties," family members said.
An avid bridge player, she was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and the Rehoboth Beach Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, Del., where she spent summers at a second home.
Mrs. Thompson's many philanthropic interests included the Roman Catholic Church.
Her husband, who had been president of Schenuit Industries Inc., died in 2005.
Mrs. Thompson had been a longtime communicant of SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Smith and Greely avenues, Mount Washington.
Surviving are five daughters, Kathryn Thompson and Susan Marie Witherspoon, both of Lutherville, Barbara Thompson Clements of Towson, Carol Lee Lareuse of Baltimore and Karen Lee Kerlin of Chevy Chase; a sister, Mary Jean Travers of Dulaney Valley; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her son, Albert Eccleston Thompson III, died in 1998.