Shirley (Green) Glickman of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Belmont, peacefully passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021. She was 95 years old. For 60 years, she was the adored wife of the late Dr. E. Albert Glickman. She was also the adored and devoted mother of Barbara and Dr. Donald Grenadir, Paula Glickman and Brian Appel, and Rena Glickman; and the cherished grandmother of Dr. Jonathan Grenadir and Li Bing Appel. Shirley grew up in Chelsea, where, after graduating from UMass Amherst in 1947, she returned to teach elementary school. She met Al in Old Orchard Beach, ME in 1948 and they were married in 1950. Soon afterwards, they moved to Belmont, where they raised their three daughters and became founding members of Beth El Temple. In the subsequent 50+ years they lived there, she was active in the local Hadassah, the temple Sisterhood, the League of Women Voters, and the Harvard Semitic Museum. Shirley delighted daily in the big and small things in life: classical music (especially Italian operas) and Brigham's mocha almond ice cream; life-long learning and the birdsong outside her kitchen window; the beauty of fine art and flowers and the regular fits of uncontrollable laughter with her family. Shirley had an all-encompassing love for family and friends, and a remarkable ability to deeply connect with strangers. We will forever miss her kindness, intelligence and excitement for life. Remembrances/donations may be made to: Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472 (perkins.org/donate
or call 617-972-7328).
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Published by The Belmont Citizen-Herald from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2021.