Estelle "Squirty" (Limon) Epstein, 91, of Plymouth, MA formerly of Portland passed away peacefully on April 15, 2013. Estelle was born in Meriden, CT on March 12, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Carl and Sally (Bernstein) Limon and was married to the late Joseph I Epstein, MD for 68 years. Estelle was a 1939 graduate of Meriden High School and a 1942 graduate of Middlesex Memorial School of Nursing. She did a post graduate year in obstetrics at Boston Lying In Hospital.
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Estelle was a doer. She was active in many organizations, especially her synagogue and Adath Israel Sisterhood where she served as President. In Portland she was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader as well as PTA President. She and her late husband were involved with Middlesex County Medical Assns. Estelle became involved with the National Women's League of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, holding many chairmanships especially the Torah Fund and Creative Handicrafts.
Estelle is survived by son, Steven R. (Joan) Epstein of FL and Mexico; daughter, Suzanne Goldberg (Stephen) of Plymouth, MA; her brother, Harvey Limon (Estelle) of Naples, FL; grandchildren, Lisa Ricker (Jason), Fred, Jessica and Kate Epstein and great-grandson, Austin Ricker and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Arthur Limon, his wife, Dorothy, granddaughter Elizabeth Epstein, and nephew Gary Limon. The family would like to thank caregivers Sue McCandless, Alyce Felt, Sue Percy and Princess McClellan for all their love towards Joe and Estelle.
Funeral services will be at the Adath Israel Synagogue, 8 Broad Street, Middletown on Thursday, April 18th at 1 p.m. with Rabbi Seth Haaz officiating. Burial will follow in Adath Israel Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather at The Inn at Middletown on Thursday from 2:30 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm. Contributions can be made in Estelle's memory to the Congregation Adath Israel Synagogue, P.O. Box 337, 8 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457 or Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360 or a
. Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown is handling the arrangements and messages may be sent to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.
Published in The Middletown Press on Apr. 17, 2013