Hela Sooaar December 20, 1925 - April 1, 2013 Moosup - Hela Sooaar, 87, passed away on April 1, 2013. Born on December 20, 1925 in Bendzin, Poland, she was the daughter of the late Rubin and Doba Feder. She was the loving wife of the late Voldemar Sooaar. She was a Holocaust survivor and set an example of a person who could accomplish anything she set her mind to. In 1949, she crossed the Atlantic on a crowded 60 foot fishing boat to settle in America where she and her husband owned a poultry farm. She loved collecting antiques and pursued this passion upon retirement. She was an active member of Temple Beth Israel in Danielson. She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her daughters, Susan Sooaar of Boxford, MA and Doris Kennedy and her husband Bill of Brooklyn, as well as her grandchildren, Chelsea Doyle, Caitlyn Doyle, Samantha Kennedy and Amanda Kennedy. Arrangements are being handled by Tillinghast Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Danielson and will be private.
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Published in Norwich Bulletin on Apr. 4, 2013