Mineko (Asamizu)  Thomson
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. - Mineko (Asamizu) Thomson, 88, passed peacefully on Oct. 10, 2019, at home with her family.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1931, she was one of five children (Akira, Aiko, Hajime and Setsuko).
As a child, she witnessed the horrors of war. But, as a consequence of that war, she met, fell in love and married her husband of more than 45 years, Robert James Thomson.
She arrived in this country knowing little English, but with the loving guidance of her family and her dear friends (including Barbara and Bob McKeegan), she carved out a wonderful path. Mineko was a proud citizen of the United States for more than 50 years.
She enjoyed a productive and happy life, whether in Tokyo, Japan; Catasauqua, Pennsylvania; Delhi; or Charlestown, Rhode Island.
She is survived by her daughter, Kim (Henry) Leibovitz, North Kingstown, Rhode Island; her son, Robert Scott Thomson, Halfmoon; and her daughter, Holly (Dennis) Smail, Charlestown, Rhode Island.
She was the proud and loving "Nana" of David Leibovitz, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Megan (Alex) Gallucci, Cranston, Rhode Island, Kendra Thomson, Halfmoon, Clancy and Delaney Smail, Charlestown, Rhode Island.
Mineko worked at Delaware Academy and Central School. She was by her husband's side during his tenure as a village trustee and mayor of Delhi.
The longevity of her life created a void from her death, but we are joyous that she is at peace and is now reunited with her husband, family and friends.
In accordance with Mineko's wishes, no formal services will be held.
She will be interred next to her husband in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter.
Flowers or wishes of condolence may be sent at any time to Mineko Thomson, c/o Holly and Dennis Smail, 1539 Shannock Road, Charlestown, RI 02813.
Published on October 10, 2019


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Kyotaro Uteji
Oct 14, 2019
She was my best aunt…I still not believing her pass, because she suvived another difficult times by herself. However, I realized that I have to accept the truth.
During bedridden, she must be spending the most difficult times of her life…But her beloved Uncle Bob couldn't stand for watching it, finally he called her besides him.
Uncle Bob must be said to her,
"You did your best…why
don't we looking for our next life situations at the heaven?"

I think she accepted Uncle Bob's suggestion.

Aunt Mineko is myeverything, I definitely take over to making more steady relationships with American families…wanted to promise to her.