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.
Published in The Gazette on Jul. 25, 2009.