Ruth (Freeman) Aisner

Ruth (Freeman) Aisner, of Chestnut Hill, on October 24, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Julius Aisner, Jr. Devoted mother of Helen Alkon and her husband Robert and Robert Aisner and his wife Patti. Loving grandmother of Jeffrey Alkon, David Aisner, Jonathan Aisner, and Sally Aisner. Cherished great-grandmother of Charlie, Miles, Anna, and Maggie Aisner. Dear sister of the late Leonard Freeman. Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston, (parking on the Riverway), Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment at Temple Israel Cemetery, 492 North Ave., Wakefield. Memorial observance at The Function Room, 280 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, Friday following interment until 6:00 pm and Saturday 5-8 pm.In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Freeman Family Scholarship Fund, West End House, 105 Allston St., Allston, MA 02134.

 


Anna Zilbershteyn

Of Framingham, on October 23, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Natan Trakht. Devoted mother of Ilya and Emilia. Loving grandmother of Becky, Miriam, Sophie, Evelyn, & Gabriella. Services at the Beth El Chapel, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm.


Irma Kennen

Kennen, Irma (Segel) of Framingham, MA, born in Chelsea, MA, died on Oct. 21, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Bernard F. Kennen. Devoted mother of Leonard Kennen and his wife Janice, Jeffrey Kennen, and Marc Kennen. Proud grandmother of Rachiel Elaine Kellar Kennen. Loving sister of Martin Segel, and Cheri Segel. Graveside service at Framingham-Natick Hebrew Cemetery, Windsor Ave., Natick, MA on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:00 am.

 


Christopher J. Falvey

Chris Falvey, age 53, of Dedham died suddenly on October 20, 2018. He was the husband of Josephine LaMonica, father of Sean Falvey, son of Mary (Canny) Falvey and the late Joseph Falvey, and brother of Brian Falvey. Chris is also survived by his 4 beloved chihuahua’s and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral mass on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, 420 High St., Dedham. A reception will immediately follow at The Village Manor, 427 Sprague St., Dedham.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Animal Rescue League, 55 Anna’s Place, Dedham, MA 02026.

 


Marci Bloch

Marci Lisa Bloch of Wayland, passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 61, on Oct. 22. Beloved wife of Andrew Bloch for 33 years. Devoted mother of Lauren Bloch and cherished mother-in-law of Kerran Flanagan. Marci was considered a “second mom” to her adored and adoring nieces and nephews Michael Langer and Alexis Langer, Jane Langer and Graham Rubin, Jillian and AJ Pattison, Michelle Kirsh, and Daniel Kirsh. Marci grew up in Needham, the younger child of the late Saul and Phyllis Hyman and sister of the late Ellen Langer. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Dietetics, and shortly after, received her Master’s degree in Public Health from Case Western Reserve University. She earned many admirers and professional accolades during her career as a Director of Learning and Organizational Development at many organizations, most recently at Trip Adviser, Boston University, Genzyme and Fresenius Medical Care. Marci was never one to waste time or opportunities. But after her diagnosis of breast cancer in 2007, she really got down to business, completing four triathlons and eight Pan Mass challenges. An avid bicyclist, runner, and exerciser, Marci’s energy was exceeded only by her generosity. In recent weeks, Marci’s daughter, Lauren, reached out to friends and family members asking them to write memories that she could share with her mom. Scores of submissions arrived from people whose lives were touched by Marci’s characteristic optimism, frankness, and cheerfulness. This ‘book of life’ grew daily with descriptions of this remarkable woman who was part family matriarch and part “energizer bunny.” She travelled extensively visiting Nepal, Tanzania, Kenya, Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands, and Europe. She spread cheer wherever she went, sometimes via her favorite mode of transportation –the bicycle. Just one day after a chemo treatment, Marci could be found working out on her spin bike. She was nothing shy of indomitable. Marci is also survived by: parents-in-law Ellen and Donald Bloch; siblings-in-law David Bloch, Linda Bloch and Lisa Rosica, and Scott Langer and Karen Wise. Funeral services at Temple Shir Tikva, Wednesday, October 24 at 10:30 am. Interment at the Beit Olam East Cemetery. Following interment family and friends are invited for Shiva at the Bloch home until 4 pm continuing 6-8pm. Shiva will resume Thursday from 1-4 pm and 6-8 pm and on Friday from 1-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Marci’s memory to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in support of Doctor Tung’s Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Acct. 010-38774. Donations can be mailed via check to: Kim O’Loughlin, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Office of Development, 330 Brookline Avenue (OV 5th Floor) Boston, MA 02215.


Marion Daniels Covich

Marion Daniels Covich, of Lantana, FL, formerly of Newton, on October 11, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Sidney Covich. Devoted mother of Linda Covich Olstein (Michael Olstein), Jane Covich Lonergan (the late Thomas Lonergan), Wendy Covich Jolles (Leonard Jolles), and Patricia Anne Covich (Ed Sterbenz). Cherished grandmother of Richard Olstein (Ashley), Lisa Olstein (David Goodrich), Deborah Olstein Fanelli (Joey), Tod Lonergan (Lisa), Kristin LB Oseychik (Scott), Mike Lonergan (Carla Lemus), Tracy Jolles (Joshua Smith), Brian Jolles, and Daniel Misha Covich. Loving great-grandmother of Madeline, Samantha, Toby, Julia, Leah, Sophia, Sadie, Sylvia, Lyla, Violet, and Tyler. Marion will always be remembered for her devotion to family, generosity, and sharp wit. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Marion may do so through donations to MSPCA – Angell, Development Office, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

 


Neil D. Silverman

Neil D. Silverman, 75, of Framingham, MA, unexpectedly passed away on October 14, 2018. Beloved husband of Rita H. (Federman) Silverman. Devoted father of Alisa Baum (Joel) and David Silverman (Kate Guedj). Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Nikaela, and William and great-grandfather of 6. Brother-in-law of Joan Fryd (Henry). Services at Congregation Or Atid, 97 Concord Rd., Wayland, MA, Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Beit Olam East Cemetery, Wayland, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Neil’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.


Sandra Dorothea (Wainhouse) Miller

Sandra Dorothea (Wainhouse)Miller, age 83, of Sharon, MA, passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2018. Beloved wife of Ralph Miller for 54 years. Devoted mother of Irving Miller, Seth & Lynne Miller and Laura (Miller) Brinkmann & Jonathan Brinkmann. Proud grandmother of Hannah and Hugo. Beloved friend of many. Born and raised in Dorchester, Sandy was the loving daughter of the late Harry and Fay (Perkins) Wainhouse. She worked at MIT Lincoln Lab for eight years, then Northrop for over ten years until she retired in 1993. Sandy and Ralph enjoyed their travels around the globe. Funeral services will be private. Shiva at her daughter and son-in-law’s residence (Laura & Jonathan Brinkmann) will be observed Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2pm to 5pm (minyan at 4pm) and Monday Oct. 15, 3 pm to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in honor of Sandra D. Miller may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute


Natalie Wasserman Wolf

Natalie Wasserman Wolf of Newbury New Hampshire, formerly of W. Newton, MA died October 10, 2018. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 47 years, Leo Wolf, and continued to enjoy her later years with her children and grandchildren. Natalie was a devoted and active community member throughout her life. She was committed to making the world around her more beautiful through art, flower arranging, and gardening.

 

Natalie, along with her family was one of the founding members of Temple Shalom of Newton where she later founded the Temple Shalom Garden Club. Additionally, she founded the Ikebana Japanese Flower Arrangers of Boston, and was a lifetime member and trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.  One of her great passions was flower arranging and design, and she traveled worldwide with her daughter and daughter-in-law to judge flower shows as an International Flower Show Judge.  Natalie spent many years designing arrangements for the Boston Flower Show, teaching flower arranging, and judging the show.

 

For over 30 years, Natalie worked to beautify the living spaces of others by using her sense of color and design to furnish and decorate multiple Hebrew Senior Life facilities. Her art installation received national recognition including a feature in the Boston Globe. This work culminated in the acquisition and installation of over 1,000 pieces of art at Newbridge on the Charles.

 

Her impact has been felt far and wide as she taught many people about art and flower design. Her founding of the Natalie W. Wolf Forum has endowed a biannual symposium on flower design and art, which will be continued after her death.

 

In 1970, an article in the Boston Globe quoted Natalie’s Secret Desire as to “have done everything I’ve wanted to do; enjoy every day for what interesting things it may bring; but I’d say my hidden desire is to be able to make the day longer.”

 

Natalie is survived by her son and his wife, Daniel and Beverly Wolf of Newbury, New Hampshire, her daughter and her partner, Anki Wolf and Mark Geer of Newbury, New Hampshire. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Matthew, Jacob, Adam & his wife Ashley, and Elizabeth, to whom she was devoted and was delighted by their every accomplishment.  She will be missed dearly for her sense of humor, her many bubby-meises, and her ability to see beauty in everyday life.

 

Following a private family internment, a celebration of life will be held at Temple Shalom of Newton on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2 PM. A celebration of life will be held in New Hampshire at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be given to the Garden Club of MA-Wolf Forum, 219 Washington St. Wellesley, MA 02481, Wolf Art Fund at Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre St. Boston, MA 02131, the Lake Sunapee Region VNA and  Hospice, PO Box 2209, New London, NH 03257 or to the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen 49 S. Main St, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301.

 


Stephen Gordet

Gordet, Stephen of Exeter, NH, formerly of Westwood, MA, passed away on October 6, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Molliver) Gordet. Devoted father of Elissa Franco and her husband Thomas, and Richard E. Gordet and his wife Sonja Johanson. Loving grandfather of Alison Franco, Zachary Franco, Rigel Johansonjancovic, Acadia JohansonGordet, and Rijs JohansonGordet. Loving brother of the late Ellen Gordet. Born in 1936 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Max and Selma (Feldman) Gordet. Attended Boston Latin School (1952), Harvard College ( 1956) and Harvard Law School (1959). In winters, he loved to ski at Saddleback and Sunday River in Maine. In the summers, he was an avid sailor and loved weekend and longer trips cruising the coasts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. He had a fond appreciation for cars, more specifically convertibles and sports cars, and motorcycles. Stephen served on the Planning Board and as Town Moderator for the town of Westwood for many years. Funeral service at the Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton., MA on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at 12 noon. Following the service, memorial observance will be at the home of Elissa and Thomas Franco, 566 High St., Westwood, MA until 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or Boston Latin School Association, 27 School St., Suite 300, Boston, MA 02108.


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