Friday, September 21, 2007

RIP - Roslyn Theodore - 1924-2007

My dear mother passed away peacefully last night in Hospice Care at the Hebrew Home and Hospital, with her family by her side. Her caregivers there were outstanding. In the end, she succumbed to Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Roslyn was born on June 18, 1924, in Little Flower Hospital in New York City. Her mother and father were Ethel and Paul Newman of blessed memory.

She had a full life and was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She had been working this past year to obtain her high school diploma, and was an A student.

She always had a passion for knitting, reading, watching Sci-Fi movies and enjoying good food.

My mother was truly a good hearted soul who had a wonderful sense of humor.
When the nurses would come in and ask her if she was comfortable she'd shrug and say, "Eh, I make a living."

She adored her grandchildren and was very proud of all of them.

She physically left us - but I know she is with us all in spirit, as is my dear father who passed away 10 years ago in this same time period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur when the gates of heaven are open to all. There is inherent holiness in dying during the Days of Awe.

There's so much more to say... she was not only my mom, but she was my best friend who was always there for me. I was truly blessed to have her in my life.
She will be missed.

Her obituary is online at Weinstein Mortuary website and the Hartford Courant website.