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Lillian Starr Blankfeld, 103 Lillian (Starr) Blankfeld, age 103, formerly of Derby and Shelton, passed peacefully in her sleep on May 1, 2022 at the Hebrew Home nursing home in Rockville, Maryland. She is survived by her son, Robert of Baltimore, Maryland, and grandchildren Jessica Esteban of Derwood, Maryland and Jeffrey Blankfeld of Arlington, Virginia. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold, and son, Richard. Lillian was born on June 20, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York. She was raised in New York City, was a proud graduate of Hunter College, and following her marriage, moved to Connecticut where she raised her family. In her later years she relocated to Maryland to be closer to her adult children and grandchildren. She previously taught high school home economics in the New York City and Shelton school systems. She was a former member of the Beth Israel Synagogue Center in Derby and Congregation Or Shalom in Orange. Lillian enjoyed her family, lived independently and maintained her sharp intellect to her final days, and had a keen interest in current events, sports, politics, and world and national affairs. Lillian was laid to rest with her family and friends in attendance in a graveside service conducted by the Robert E. Shure Funeral Home on May 5, 2022 in the family plot in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Ladas Place, Shelton.
May 1, 2022
May 5, 2022
Graveside Service

Beth Israel Cemetery, Ladas Place, Shelton, CT.

To make a donation in her memory, visit https://gedco.org  , a Baltimore based community organization



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Posted by:
Nancy Sember

Sincere condolences and prayers to the family of Mrs Blankfeld.
Mrs.Blankfeld was my home economics teacher at Shelton High School in 1972 &1973. We have fond memories of those years. She was a knowledgeable and patient person.
So very sorry for your loss.

Robert E. Shure Funeral Home is the only strictly Jewish Funeral Home in the Greater New Haven area.

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