December 21 2018,  Obituaries,  Peabody Obituaries

Estelle (Engelman) Halpern – Obituary

Estelle (Engelman) Halpern

Of the Brudnick Center/Kaplan Estates in Peabody, Massachusetts, and formerly the Massry Residence in Albany, New York, died peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2018. She would have been 98 years old on January 3rd. She was born in New York City and moved to Albany in 1950 where she lived for more than 50 years. She is survived by two daughters, 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and loved by all of them. Her daughter, Diane Rubtchinsky (Ira) has three children: Jodi (Douglas) Smith of Marblehead, MA and their two children – Sophia and Daniel; Stacy (Allen) Kamer of Ra’anana, Israel and their four children, Eliana, Maya, Nadav and Yoav; Jeffrey (Julie) Rubtchinsky of San Diego, CA and daughter Hannah. Her daughter, Judith Halpern has two children: Zachary (Ali) Halpern of Marblehead, MA and their two children, Jared and Sadie; Alex Halpern Levy of New York, New York. Estelle was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Halpern and her daughter, Susan Pfeffer, both of whom she cared for compassionately as they battled Huntington’s disease. Susan was the mother of Charise Pfeffer of Rhinebeck, New York. Estelle was the loving sister of the late Mary Harris, Nathan Engelman and Jack Engelman. Dear daughter of the late Sophie and Joseph Engelman. A funeral service for Mrs. Halpern will be held on Wednesday, December 19 at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. Interment followed at the Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Queens, New York. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue Suite 902 New York, NY 10018: Tel: 800-345-HDSA; 212-242-1968 (National Office); For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit Stanetsky-Hymanson Chapel 781-581-2300

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