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NEWBURYPORT, MA - Estelle I. (Sack) Israel, age 95, most recently of Newburyport, Massachusetts, passed peacefully at Country Center for Health in Newburyport, on Saturday morning, February 3, 2018. She was the devoted wife of the late Dr. Solomon Israel.
Born in Boston, on November 17, 1922, she was the only daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (Goldman) Sack, and was a graduate of Girls' Latin High School in Boston.
A loving wife, dedicated mother and grandmother, beloved aunt and sister, her devotion to family was the center of her life. There was not one day that passed without her words of kindness. She was passionate about life, always giving her best at whatever she was doing. From playing the piano, or the accordion, to politics, grammar, or debating politics, she was well accomplished and well informed.
When Estelle married her husband, Dr. Solomon Israel, she lived in Berlin, New Hampshire, where her husband had his dental practice.
Prior to moving to the Newburyport area, Estelle had lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for over 50 years, and has been a longtime member of Temple Israel of Portsmouth.
She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her daughters, Paula Pressler, and husband, Ronald, of Amesbury, Mass., and Judith A. Israel, of New York, N.Y.; her two grandchildren, Lauren S. Pressler, of Salem, Mass., and Matthew S. Pressler, of Belmont, Maine; along with extended family members and friends. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Steven J. Israel, and her only brother, Melvin Sack.
Graveside services for family and friends will be Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Temple Israel Cemetery, Banfield Road, Portsmouth, NH. A memorial observance will be held at the home of Paula and Ronald Pressler at 152 Whittier Meadows Drive, Amesbury, MA, that evening from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Estelle Israel may be made to Temple Israel, 200 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, MA.
Published on February 4, 2018
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