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LOEWENBERG, Shirley Formerly of Cambridge, Natick and Florida died on August 2, 2014. She was 89 years old. She leaves her family, husband of 66 years Alvan Loewenberg of Cambridge, MA, daughters Joan Loewenberg (husband Robert Donaghey) of Lexington, MA, Amy Loewenberg (husband Elliot Greene) of Brooklyn, NY, grandson Geoffrey Greene, step-granddaughter Siobain Mitchell and step-greatgranddaughters Lily and Katy Lee Mitchell. A 1946 graduate of Simmons College, she was a liberal and a feminist. A model for her daughters, she worked for civil rights, helping to integrate housing and education. She was active at the local level as an elected town meeting member, PTA president, board member of the South Natick library and METCO parent. She worked outside the home in industry until the 70's when she returned to school and earned her teaching certificate, teaching for almost a decade in the Needham public schools before moving to Florida where she partnered with her cherished husband Alvan in their fabric conversion business. In Florida, she continued her active community involvement starting a community newspaper and serving on the board of her condo association. Funeral services will be held graveside at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA on Tuesday, August 5th at 11:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: , 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472, or Simmons College, Advancement Office, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115. On line guest book at
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 4, 2014
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