Swan Funeral Home

825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT


Sylvie M Steinmetz

April 22, 1943August 29, 2019

Sylvie Steinmetz, 76, passed away on August 29th, 2019, surrounded by her husband and three daughters at the Hearth in Madison.

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, to the late Fernand and Suzanne Auberson on April 22, 1943, Sylvie moved to Greenwich, CT., in 1961 to study Political Science at New York University. She married her husband Eric in 1966 and they both went on to do graduate work at the Thunderbird Campus of Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ.

Sylvie and her husband, a native of Greenwich, left the U.S. in 1971 where they successively lived and worked in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and 24 years in Switzerland, before moving to Guilford in 2005.

An ardent reader, passionate about different cultures and history, and a curious traveler, she had the opportunity to visit all of Europe, and after retirement in 2004 expanded her horizons to China, India and South America.

Sylvie was a firm believer in defending human rights and volunteered in connecting displaced persons with their families at the International Red Cross in Geneva. She was also actively involved with Amnesty International.

Sylvie is survived by her husband Eric, her daughter Victoria Steinmetz living in New York City, her daughter and son-in-law Sasha and John Galantic and their children Alexi and Isabella from Rye, New York, her daughter Cyrélé Steinmetz and her fiancé Alex Drymouras living in Zurich, Switzerland, and her brother Blaise Auberson from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A Remembrance Event is scheduled for 12:00 PM on Sunday, October 6th at the Madison Winter Club, 251 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT.


6 October

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm

Madison Winter Club

251 Boston Post Rd.
Madison, CT 06443


Sylvie M Steinmetz

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