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Irma Lee ANAPOL Obituary
ANAPOL, Irma Lee Irma Lee Anapol, 83, of North Palm Beach, passed away on November 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Bedford, MA, Irma married Joel Anapol from Fall River, MA, her husband of 51 years, and together they raised three children in North Dartmouth and Nantucket, MA. Boating and fishing aboard La Douce was a family passion, and Irma was an award-winning angler who participated in fishing tournaments. She was a member of the Chub Cay Club in the Bahamas, and the Nantucket Anglers Club. Deeply devoted to her family and friends, and renowned for her generosity, style, and flair for entertaining, Irma's weekly dinner parties in the Main Street House in Nantucket were always memorable occasions. Irma was a three-time breast cancer survivor who committed herself to helping, counseling and empowering other cancer patients. She visited them often bringing homemade applesauce, chicken soup and a dose of encouragement. Irma partnered with Estee Lauder to provide cosmetics to cancer patients, and guidance on fashionable ways to wear makeup, wigs and hats while undergoing treatment. A tireless advocate for women and children, Irma was active in "Our Kids Sake," a national educational program against pesticides in food. She was a founding member and major supporter of the YWCA's Harmony House, and in 2013, she received the YWCA's Grace Hoadley Dodge Award. Irma also supported the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation, Wheelchairs for Kids and The Angels of Charity. Irma was a bright star among us, who taught us how to wear sequins in the daytime, to be far from ordinary, and to celebrate every day. Her mantra was "Make it a great day" Irma is survived by her sister, Janice Stern; her children, Jonathan Anapol, and his wife, Sharon of, NYC; Susan Anapol of North Palm Beach, and Hillary Anapol of Nantucket, MA; and her grandchildren, Benjamin and Alexander Anapol. She was preceded in death in 2007 by her husband, Joel Anapol, and her brother, William Stern. A Celebration of Life is planned at Sandpiper's Cove Restaurant in North Palm Beach on January 22, 2018 between 5:00PM and 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House (ywcapbc.com).
Published in The Palm Beach Daily News on Nov. 29, 2017
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