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Ethel Goldman

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Ethel Goldman of Newton Centre and Ft. Lauderdale, passed away suddenly on February 5 at age 101. Ethel is the wife of the late Morris B. Goldman. She is the devoted, loving and loved mother of Martin Goldman & his wife Dorothy Klepper of Bedford, Joni Goldman of Newton, Henry Goldman & his wife Susan Opdyke of Newton and Jay Goldman of Newton. She is the loving sister of Suzie Sherman of Newton and the late Florence Caplan, Irving, Ralph, Ed and Jack Talberth. She is the cherished grandmother of David and Terry Goldman, Glenn and Davida Goldman, Brad and Errin Goldman, Jordan Goldman and Katie Grant, Katherine, Michael and Aaron and Chava Goldman. She leaves many great-grandchildren: Anya, Isaac, Sarah, Rachel, Justin, Edward and Elise. Ethel's family was the most important part of her life. In addition, she was an avid tennis, golf and bridge player. She was active in the League of Women's Voters and savvy about politics. Ethel was captain of the Waterville, Maine High School Woman's Basketball team. In high school she was selected as one of the All Stars for the Maine Woman's Basketball Team. Ethel was always an active participant in life. She loved to travel and circled the globe many times. She climbed the Great Wall of China when it first opened for American travel. A few years later, at the age of 90, she snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. She was a voracious reader. Exploring word derivations and the study of English grammar were among her favorite pastimes. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, February 8 at 12:00 p.m. at Anshe Sfard Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury. Memorial observance was held at her late residence on Tuesday, February 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday February 9 from 4 p.m.- 8. p.m. Donations made be made to Project Bread, 145 Border St., East Boston, MA 02128-1903 or a charity of your choice. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 617-232-9300.

Published in The Brookline Tab from Feb. 9 to Feb. 16, 2011
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