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Service for:
Bernice L. Margolis, 93
January 22, 2021
9 Shevat,5781
January 24, 2021
Private Graveside Service

Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, Onyx St. New Haven

May be sent to; Temple Beth Sholom or to Food4kids(c/ o Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven)

Please use the following the information to zoom the service which will begin on Sunday, Jan. 24th at 1:00p.m Zoom Room 406 004 691 Password 181818.


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Posted by:
Avi Kamrat

Dear David and family,
We are sorry that we are unable to visit in person. May you take some solace in knowing that Bernice’s memory will live on in her children and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
With Love,
The Hoffmann Kamrat Family

Posted by:
Ted Johnson

Bernice represented the very best traits of the American woman. Cool, classy, with a will of iron. This world cries out for more people like her. What a blessing it has been for me to have known her.
Ted Johnson, the original Goy

Posted by:
Angela (Corraro) DeCapua

My love and prayers to the Margolis Family. My siblings and I worked at Whitney Center for many years in dining and cherished Mr. and Mrs. Margolis. Wonderful people who loved their family and treated everyone with kindness. The world is a better place because of them. A fond memory I have is getting my hair and make up done at the salon on my wedding day and running into Mrs. Margolis in that very salon. We snapped a picture that I will cherish forever. A truly wonderful lady. I hope you have comfort in knowing that they are together again. Praying for you all during this difficult time. God bless.

Posted by:
Diane Shannon

Lauren, Debbie and David,
You have been dear friends and neighbors for many years. I’m so sorry about the loss of your mom. I have many wonderful memories of Bernice, your dad and all of you. I hope your special memories provide you with comfort during this difficult time.
Sending my love, Diane

Posted by:
David Katz

Sorry for the loss of your mother. May she rest in peace with your Dad. We will always remember them. Sally and David Katz

Posted by:
Deb Kravitz McNulty

Dear Lauren, Debbie & David, I’m so sorry to hear about Bernice but with it comes a flood of wonderful memories of all our parents, the good times, and all the laughter. Both your mom and dad were always an enormous support to my family. We will always be grateful. Sending much love to all of you. Debbie

Posted by:
Jill Medvedow

Dear Lauren, Debbie and David,
It was so meaningful to listen to you, hear your mother’s poetry and see you, albeit on zoom. Your family is part of the fabric of my life and it was difficult not to be all together sharing stories of our childhood and catching up across the generations. I will miss your mother. I always think about the group of our parents and while I miss them so, thinking about them always brings a smile to my face. Richard joins me in sending love.

Posted by:
Marni Smith Katz

So very sorry for your loss. Sending love to your family and hoping you will find comfort in your memories.

Posted by:
Jeff and Sarah Risner

Dear David and Jill, Lauren and Bill and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
With our deepest sympathy and condolences…Sarah and Jeff Rosner

Posted by:
Gordon Y Fain

Age 93….may her memory be a blessing….Gordon

Posted by:
G & L Fain

Our parents’ generation endured Pearl Harbor and had teenage years so different from ours!. They often went to City public schools. They worked so hard at being young parents, in their various business and other careers; and they devoted so much time and effort to giving our generation–and later grandchildren–so much support and opportunities. They built amazing community, volunteer and temple programs, in a much different Jewish community and Greater New Haven. For your Mom to attain age 83 is truly biblical. David, Lauren, you and earlier your Mom have attended so many minyonim and Friday nite services. Best wishes in this hard period. Gordon, Lila and Yaffa

Posted by:
Ruth and Ira Kleinfeld

To David, Lauren and the entire family,
Ruth and I extend our deepest condolences for your profound loss. Although we did not know her well, we can imagine how great and loving an influence she must have been, given the wonderful family for which she was the matriarch. Her memory will surely be a great blessing.
With every kind wish,
Ruth and Ira

Posted by:
Lynn and Hank Paper

Dear David, Lauren, and families:

Lauren, I met Bernice only once when she spoke at book club, and I was so charmed by her and her great stories.

David, I know you were very close to your mom and imagine that’s where you inherited your own great writing abilities.

We are so sorry for your loss.
Lynn & Hank

Posted by:
Scott Wallant

Dear Lauren, David and Debbie,
I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a dear friend even to the children of her friends, one of the kindest people I have ever known. I am sorry to have been out of touch, but it was great to see her looking young and happy in the photo posted with my mother. I’ll always remember Bunny as a key member of the Party Squad, along her buddies Irma, Harriet and Joyce.

Posted by:
Cherni Gillman

Attractive, good-natured, community involved: You reflect your beautiful, clever mother. I am very sorry for your loss.
Cherni Gillman

Posted by:
Jon Evans

Dear Friends,
My heart has always held both your parents in a most cherished place. Their big and generous presence created some of my happiest Cheshire memories. And now I better understand the kinship I felt towards your mother – and her creative soul.


Posted by:
Robert L Cohen Vivienne R Cohen

Dear Lauren, David, and Debbie,
How do you say goodbye to a friend of 75 years. We shared so many good times and a few bad times, but we are fortunate to remember the good times from North Brothers Island to Hamden. We will always treasure her body of work which she sent to Vivienne this past year.But for the covid, we could have enjoyed her company so much more and threatened to kidnap her to Florida for more good times.
Thank you for thinking of us.
Vivienne & Bob

Posted by:
Leslie A Wallant Langer

Dear Debbie, Lauren and David,
I’m so glad I was able to attend to share with you Bunny’s life. As you said, Lauren, though we are actually cousins, she was an Aunt to me all my life. I have so many photos of the engagement party she made for Al and me. She remained a strong presence especially after my Mom died.
Now most of the buddies are together again. In fantasy heaven, they are again young, beautiful, full of fun, laughter and of course food. Yes, your mom was so beautiful! And a good writer. She always sent me her newest piece. I still have the story she wrote about her Audition for a play.
Good to see you all again. Al and Ed send their condolences also. Love, Leslie Wallant

Posted by:
Herb & Yvonne

Dear Lauren and all the Family,
We send you our deepest felt condolences on the loss of your beloved Mom. May her love and her memory forever bring you comfort.
In sympathy,
Herb and Yvonne

Posted by:
Patti Caplan

Dear David and Lauren,
My sincere condolences to you and your families on your Mom’s passing. May the good wishes of your many friends be of some comfort.

Posted by:
Corrie, Ryan, Zoe, Sydney, and Hazel Wells

I’m so heartbroken for your family – what a tremendous loss. I’ll always smile when I think of memories with Lester and Bernice. They were such special people, and we were all incredibly blessed to have known them.

Posted by:
Mona Tenedine

Dear Lauren, Debbie, David and family,

Peter and I were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing and extend our deepest sympathy. She and your dad were such an incredible couple. Their legacy of loving, nurturing, and caring shines brightly in each one of you.
She looked beautiful and healthy at Temple Beth Sholom’s Zoom services. I marveled at the ease with which she navigated the service because my mother, at 92, finds technology daunting.
May her memory be an eternal Blessing for your whole family.

With love,
Mona and Peter

Posted by:
Larry and Jackie Brodoff Knoll

Dearest Lauren, Debbie and David,
We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Bernice’s sudden passing! It is doubly upsetting happening during a pandemic when we cannot be together to comfort each other and reminisce about a life so richly spent. I think back on all of the wonderful years we spent together both in Cheshire and directly across the street on Williamsburg Drive. Both Lester and Bernice were certainly a large and important part of my formative years and I learned some much from each of them.

PHYLLIS is so sad having just spoke to Bernice last week. They had a wonderful conversation as only loving cousins can do!

Please pass on our love, thoughts and deepest condolences to the entire extended family.

With sadness and love,
Jackie and Larry

Posted by:
Charles Epstein

My condolences to the family on you loss.

Charles Epstein

Posted by:
janet dorsey

Dear Lauren and family,
My deepest sympathies to you and yours. I had the pleasure of meeting your Mom and remember her as being very nice. Keep your memories close and remember the love.
Thoughts and prayers,
Janet Dorsey

Posted by:
Maura Hoffmann

Dear Lauren, David, Debbie and your entire family, my heartfelt condolences. Your beloved Bernice leaves a beautiful legacy in all of you. Blessings to you during this sad time.
Maura Hoffmann

Posted by:
Arthur & Laurie Rosenbaum

Dear Debbie and family:

So sorry to hear of your loss.Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of you mom. Our thoughts are with you.

Arthur and Laurie

Posted by:
John Edelglass

Dear Lauren, Debbie and David,
My most sincere condolences for the loss of your mom. She always made me smile. One more crappy thing in this crappy year. My thoughts are with you.
May her memory be for a blessing.

Posted by:
The Kanner Family

Our thoughts are with all your family at this sad time. We remember Bernice as always warm and welcoming. And her children were such a blessing taking care of their Mom. They treated her like the treasure she was. May you find peace in her memory.

Posted by:
Stan Friedman

Dear David and Jill,
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Bernice.
Bobbi and I would like to offer our sincere condolences.
May her memory be as a blessing.

Posted by:
Diane Hoberman

I was so sorry to read about Bernice’s passing. She was such a warm, wonderful woman. I always enjoyed talking to her and seeing her at Bill’s office. My deepest condolences go to Lauren, David, Debbie and their families.

Posted by:
Linda Carpinella

I am sorry to here about your loss.

Posted by:
Betsy-ann Chorney Rosenberg

To all the family,
Sad to hear of Bernice’s passing. Your folks were an integral part of my childhood memories of New Year’s Eve at my parents’ home and other community celebrations. May her memory always be for a blessing.

Betsy Rosenberg

Posted by:
Neal Madow

Our deepest condolences to the Margolis family on the loss of your mom.
Our Prayers are with you.
Neal and Janice Madow

Posted by:
emily fine

Please know we are thinking
of all of you and send our support and thoughts
Emily Fine and Steve Stein

Posted by:
Stacey Podell

Dear Lauren, Debbie and David,
I am so sad to hear that your mom passed away. Jeff and I know she meant a great deal to you and we’re truly sorry for your loss. Take good care – we’re thinking of you with love,
Stacey Podell

Posted by:
Lynne Drazen

Dear David and Family,
My sincere condolences. I just heard about your Mom’s passing. Bernice was a beautiful and graceful woman. She’s now with Lester and I hope all your wonderful memories will help sustain you during this time of loss. My whole family sends their love. May Bernice’s name be for a blessing.

Posted by:
Randi Rubin Rodriguez

Dear David,
I was so saddened when I just received this email about the passing of your Mom.
Sergio and I wish you comfort during these difficult days ahead and may your heart begin to heal, knowing you have had a life a blessings with her and your Dad. And for that, there is joy.
My best to your daughters and sister.
There is no loss comparable.

Posted by:
Sue Matican

My deeply condolences to the family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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