|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1919|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 2011|
Phyllis (Blumenthal) Abrahms, 91, of Bloomfield, formerly of West Hartford and Beach Park Point, Clinton, Conn., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at Hartford Hospital. She was the widow of John B. Abrahms, her cherished husband of 59 years, and the daughter of the late Max and Anna Blumenthal of Hartford. She was also predeceased by her beloved son Dr. Eliot Robert Abrahms and by her brothers Elliott and Melvin Blumenthal.
Phyllis was born in Hartford on Dec. 22, 1919 and raised here. She was actively involved in numerous educational, cultural, social and religious activities and organizations: She was a long-time board member of the Hartford Stage Company, and one of the founders of the Ann Randall Committee of the Arts at the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center, where for many years she served as Vice President. She was also on the board of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford. Phyllis was a member of Congregation Beth Israel.
She graduated from Weaver High School and later briefly taught English there. While still an undergraduate at George Washington University, Phyllis won national awards and prizes for her published fiction, some which were included in text anthologies. After receiving her Master's degree in English literature from Trinity College in Hartford, she taught literature and creative writing at the University of Hartford for 27 years. She also created and taught a genre course of poetry, short stories, novel and film called "The Aged in Literature" which was subsequently taught by educators in other parts of the country.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Interment followed in Beth Israel Cemetery in Hartford, 153 Ward Street. Following the interment, the family received relatives and friends at her son's home, 6 Chesterfield Lane, West Hartford.
Published in West Hartford News on August 11, 2011
John B. Abrahms (1917 - 2002)
Beth Israel Cemetery
Created by: Sherry Hodges
Record added: Aug 13, 2011
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