Shirley  Rabinowitz

Shirley Pearl Rabinowitz (Schoolnick)

Thursday, September 23rd, 1926 - Monday, November 9th, 2020
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WATERBURY - Shirley Pearl Schoolnick Rabinowitz passed away peacefully on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Village Crest Nursing Home in New Milford CT.
She was the widow of Gerald Rabinowitz.

Shirley was born September 23, 1926 in Hartford, CT, the youngest of 6 siblings to Michael and Esther Rose (Sind) Schoolnick. She married Gerald Rabinowitz in 1948, and moved to Waterbury where they lived, worked, and raised three daughters. Shirley worked in nonprofit agencies such as the Pearl Street Neighborhood House, dedicated to enhancing the lives of those in the African-American community surrounding Pearl Street in Waterbury; Health Systems Agency, and more recently at The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, dedicated to supporting senior citizens in a 42 town region.

Left to honor Shirley’s memory and legacy, are her daughters and sons-in law: Marcia Lane of the Bronx, N.Y.; Laurie and Randy Noe of Bethel, CT; Amy and Winthrop Bissell of New Britain, CT; her only grandchild, Erica Noe of Bethel, CT; her sister-i-in-law, Natalie Rapoport and sister-in-love, Rose Silverman and many, many niece , nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

In keeping with her Jewish traditions Shirley was laid to eternal rest next to her husband Gerald in Star Lodge Cemetery on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 before sundown. To honor Shirley’s wonderful memory donations may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice in her name. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 1987 East Main St Waterbury, CT 06705 has been honored to assist the Rabinowitz family during this difficult time. Memories endure only if you share them so you are encouraged to leave an on-line condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Rabinowitz family on Shirley’s ‘tribute page at

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    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 2:30pm
    Star Lodge
    Stillson Rd
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  • Interment

    Star Lodge
    Stillson Rd
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Judy Rush

Posted at 10:13pm
Shirley, I will miss your laugh, your friendship, and wise words, and seeing you every Thursday for the last 10 plus years. I was blessed to have known and loved you. And I will always keep you in my prayers. To your daughters and son in laws, you were amazing, she loved you all so much. I’m so sorry. Thinking of you all at this sad 😢 time. Know that now she suffers no more and is at peace, watching over everyone as the true matriarch that she was. ❤️❤️❤️
Sincerely Judy

Lynn silverman

Posted at 04:42pm
Dear Amy, Laurie and Marcia, So very sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing...I have such wonderful memories of cutting thru Collins St to get to and from Fulton Park and stopping to visit with “Aunt Shirley” all thru grammar /high school. She will always be part of my memories of the “good old days”! I’d like to believe that she and my Mom will soon be playing mahjong together again!! Fondly, Lynn Silverman

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