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Dorothy Mishkind

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Dorothy Mishkind 1925-2011 BENNINGTON, VT Dorothy Mishkind, 85, of Fillmore Pond in Bennington, Vt., died peacefully in her sleep on January 13, 2011. Born August 7, 1925 in New Brunswick, N.J., she grew up one of four children of Anna and Jacob Rubin in Coney Island, Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a much beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother and her grace and loving nature was a comfort to all who knew her. Dorothy led an active and engaged life and worked tirelessly for many progressive causes. She lived with her husband, Daniel, in Bayside and Great Neck, N.Y. and worked as an administrator at the outpatient department at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York until her retirement. She was passionate about politics and civil rights all of her life. Her activities spanned working for progressive newspapers to being active in political campaigns and the Peace movement. She was an avid reader, loved classical music, art and theatre, and a fantastic cook. Her memory of movies and actors was encyclopedic. She enjoyed traveling all over the world. Dorothy was pre-deceased by her son, Andrew; her husband, Daniel; brothers, David and Julius; her sister, Jean Becker; her nephew, Stuart Becker; and loved companion, Laurence Seidman. She is survived by her son, Michael; daughters-in-law, Jeannie Jenkins and Judy Jablon; and granddaughters, Anne and Darcy; and loved nieces and nephews, Jonathan Rubin, Henry Rubin, Donald Becker, Jessie Rubin, and Linda Sandler. Contributions in Dorothy's memory can be made to the American Civil Liberties Union or another charity of choice, c/o HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 18, 2011
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