Harriet (Bloomfield) Joseph
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JOSEPH, Harriet (nee Bloomfield) Of Scarsdale, NY and Middlebury, VT died peacefully of natural causes on July 14, 2009 at the age of ninety years. Born in Westmount, Montreal in 1919, the youngest of the large Bloomfield clan, she graduated from McGill University (1941) where she was Women's Editor of the McGill Daily News and then earned her M.A. from Bryn Mawr. She was a social worker in Montreal during WWII. She was professor of literature at Pace University, NY for thirty years. Shakespearean scholar and member of the Authors Guild, she was the author of "John Hall, Man and Physician." She was married to Edward D. Joseph, MD, (McGill also), a psychoanalyst and professor of medicine at Mt Sinai Hospital, NY, whose family were the first Jews in Canada in 1760. She is survived by her three children: Leila Joseph, Ed.D. of Lincoln, VT; Alan Joseph of Menands, NY, and Brian Joseph, Ph.D. of Columbus, Ohio; six grandsons; one great-grandson, and eight nieces and nephews.

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Published in The Gazette on Jul. 25, 2009.
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July 28, 2009
My mother, Violet Bloomfield Abbey, was Harriet's first cousin. She often spoke fondly of Harriet and her brothers and sister. Please accept my sympathies on her passing.
Helen Lebowitz
July 25, 2009
my aunt harriet is an inspiration to me - although she understood life's sorrows she consistently chose to follow a path filled to the brim with life's riches of family,friends, theatre, books... - i miss her exuberance and wise counsel
hana dunham
July 25, 2009
My mom and dad-- they were great parents and such vital, interesting and interested people. With such long and colorful Montreal and Quebec City roots.
Leila Joseph
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