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Michelle'Mary' Lefkowitz was posted on 11/07/2005 08:18 pm by Her Family Michelle Lefkowitz Michelle 'Mary' Lefkowitz, of Middlebury, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, at her home after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 78. Mrs. Lefkowitz was the wife of Dr. Seymour Lefkowitz. She was born on Eldridge St on the Lower East Side, Manhattan,N.Y., May 16, 1927 to Bessie and Harry Weissberg. She grew up in Coney Island and attended PS 188, Mark Twain,Lincoln High School and NYU where she studied business. She went on to become a buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue and specialty stores. After moving to Waterbury,Connecticut in the 1950s, raising 6 children, she then launched Finishing Touches, a successful gift and gourmet basket company. Mrs. Lefkowitz lived for a time early in her marriage in Lausanne, Switzerland with her husband while he attended medical school. She loved to travel and often spent her summers entertaining her children, grandchildren and anyone else who stopped by in Rockport, Massachusetts. She was deeply loved by many and will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Other than her husband of 56 years, Mrs. Lefkowitz is survived by six children and multiple grandchildren. 78 year old female, adenocarcinoma,head of Pancreas; Stage III at diagnosis initially diagnosed at Brigham-Women's Hospital May 2002 by Dr. Kenneth H. Falchuk, with initial surgery performed Dr.Michael Zinner. Later surgery was performed by Dr. Keith Lillemoe at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Chemotherapy under care of Dr.Robert Mayer, Dana Farber, & Dr.Kurt Sabbath,Waterbury Hospital,Middlebury,Connecticut Died October 26,2005

Posted 04/19/2008 04:39 pm by her family
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