People have sent their tributes to the president of Bridgwater Operatic Society who was appointed to the post last month. Sue Pomeroy passed away on third March after a short fight against cancer. She took over the presidency role after the death of former President Bill Young, who had served the society for a long time.
Sue Pomeroy was married to Tony Pomeroy and the two have been in Bridgwater since 1965. Tony was a member of BOS when Sue joined. Sue did her first role as Polly Browne in The Boy Friend after which she played other roles such as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Bloody Mary in South Pacific.
She was involved in directing shows including the King and I with the help of her grandson Ben. She acted her final role in Sister Act as Sister Mary Lazarus in 2019.
Sue Pomeroy was elected to the BOS committee in 1971, where she acted as the vice chairperson for years. She then became the chairperson and was afterward elected as the president, a few weeks before her demise.
Besides her role at BOS, Sue worked in the operating theatre at Nuffield Hospital as a staff nurse and was then promoted to sister and later to theatre manager where she served until she retired. Sue was also an appointed chairperson of the BBS regional Advisory Committee. She also broadcasted on BBC Somerset.
Emma Britton, former BBC presenter read the eulogy at Sue’s funeral and said that she was an incredible and lovable person. Emma went on to say that she was privileged that Sue requested her to write and deliver her eulogy. According to Emma, Sue asked her to deliver a message on kindness.
Sue was awarded for her service to the community in 2019. According to a BOS spokesperson, Sue was devoted to her entire family, her home and garden, and her career at the NODA. The spokesperson went on to say that she will be remembered for her remarkable character and will be missed by many.