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1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
NARVA, Josephine (Perlmutter) A longtime resident of Chestnut Hill, MA, died on February 16, 2014, at her residence at Duncaster in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Josephine Narva was born and raised in Newark, N.J. She graduated from Weequahic High School in Newark and the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, N.J. She devoted her life to her family, inculcating in all of them this same commitment, and sharing with them the joy of being in the Narva family. She served on the Board of Trustees of Temple Israel of Boston and was active her entire life in Jewish community affairs, especially in the synagogues of which she was a member throughout her life, in Providence, R.I., Sharon, MA, Temple Israel of Boston and Temple Beth Elohim of Wellesley, MA. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years Morton I. Narva, her brother, Milton Perlmutter and her sister-in-law, Pauline Jacobs. She leaves her beloved sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Narva and Shari Narva of Jamaica Plain, MA, Kenneth Narva of Armonk, NY, Dr. Andrew S. Narva and Yolanda Savage-Narva of Washington, DC, and William Narva and Laurie Narva of Plano, TX; two sisters, Wilma Pitman and Sylvia Brody, a brother, Charles Bernhaut; three sisters-in-law, Lillian Cohen, Betty Friedman and Harriett Perlmutter-Pilchick; 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., BROOKLINE, MA on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at 11:00 am. Memorial observance will be held at the home of her son, Richard Narva, on Thursday, February 20th between 2:00 and 5:00 pm and 7:00 and 9:00 pm. and on Friday, February 21st between 2:00 and 5:00 pm. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Cantors Discretionary Fund of Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd., Wellesley, MA 02481. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300
Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 18, 2014
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