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Adele Jochelson

Adele Jochelson

Tuesday, January 1st, 1924 - Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

It breaks our hearts to announce the death of the finest woman we have ever known, our mother, grandmother and sister, Adele Jochelson, who died when and how she wanted, in her own home, surrounded by family.

Adele was born in Vilna Poland, where she had a happy childhood until WWII, when her parents died tragically and she was forced to live in the Kovno Ghetto and Klooga concentration camp, where she was among the very few who miraculously survived. She moved to Brooklyn after the war, where she met her beloved husband Boris, who proposed on their third date. Despite her horrific experiences, she chose to look at the world with optimism and positivity. She was never one for self-pity, even at the end.

She cherished every minute of every day, every moment spent with those she loved or even alone. She was an amazing storyteller and loved to entertain her many guests who always wanted to return for more tales from Adele. She loved antiques, thrift shops, Scrabble, crossword puzzles, cooking cabbage soup for her grandchildren, cheese-filled pastries, Olive Garden, CNN, Seinfeld and Naked and Afraid. There is a book out about her life, “In The Lion’s Mouth”, and another one in the works.

She is survived by her two daughters, Maxine and Carrie, sister Tola, and grandchildren Bo, Justin, and Jenny.

There will be a celebration of her life when it is safe to be together.

In lieu of flowers, if you are inclined to do anything please donate to a food pantry of your choice.
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Marcia Bromfield

Posted at 11:14am
Bruce, Sasha and I have so many wonderful memories of Adele at your house, Carrie. She was an amazing woman, and I always felt a special connection to her. You’re all in our thoughts and our hearts.
Sending much love,
Marcia
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Margaret Burley

Posted at 02:28pm
Carrie, Mike and I are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
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With love, Margaret and Drew Hannah

Posted at 11:53am
With so much love in honor of a grand and most wonderful woman!
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Debbie and Scott Rome

Posted at 09:45am
Dear Max, our most sincere condolences to you, your sister and family. You had a wonderful mother - she was the most gracious lady. I have fond memories of her when we were kids and it was so great seeing her a few years ago at her home. We are sincerely sorry for your loss. Debbie and Scott Rome
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Janet Toland

Posted at 09:31am
Dear Maxine, Carrie and The Jochelson Family
Please know that we are sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to you all in this sad time. I have been so blessed to have known Mrs. Jochelson since I was a young girl growing up in Ventnor hanging with my cherished friend Maxine and being in the Jochelson home often. Mrs Jochelson was always so good to me and my memories of her and Mr. Jochelson are wonderful.
I was so blessed to be able to spend time with her in her later years and I loved being with her. She always was gracious and welcoming with her beautiful smile and wonderful stories , always asking about my life and my family. I admired everything about her, her determination and selflessness, she was my hero, even more so after reading the book about her life.
Rest In Peace Mrs. Jochelson and thank you for being so kind to me. I will never forget the time we spent together.
Maxine and Carrie , you are such wonderful daughters and of course to the rest of the family our deepest sympathies .
With love, Janet and Michael Toland
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