Liliana Briefel

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  • "My heartfelt condolences to all. I often heard what a great..."
    - Paul Tillier
  • "Erie and family, I had a nice visit with Liliana at Jason..."
    - Marlene Russell
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    - Aviva Briefel
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    - Marian Nebenzahl
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1921 - 2013
Liliana Briefel, beloved family member, teacher and author, died on Sunday, January 13, 2013. She was 91.

Liliana was born on November 30, 1921 in Naples, Italy. She graduated from the University of Naples with a degree in chemistry prior to moving to the United States with her American husband, Ernie. She lived in Roslyn Heights, New York, where she taught Italian and French at the Wheatley School.

In 1975, Liliana authored and translated an Italian textbook, Raccontini Simpatici, which is still used today. The story of her survival during World War II is archived in the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. Her two younger brothers, Eugenio and Aldo Cabib, predeceased her.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ernest; two sons, Gary and Dennis; their wives, Ellen and Jeanine; five grandchildren, Joshua, David, Sabrina, Rebecca and Jeffrey; and great-granddaughter, Abigail. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 am at Gutterman's Memorial Chapel in Woodbury, New York.
Published on NYTimes.com from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2013