Frances Teddy Paul
Frances Teddy (Grody) Paul, 89 years of age, of West Hartford died Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was the widow of Leonard Paul. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Israel and Rebecca (Gordonitsky) Grody. She lived most of her life in West Hartford.

Teddy graduated from Green Mountain Junior College completing her Bachelor’s in Teaching in 1968, as well as her Masters at University of Hartford. She earned her 6th year at Saint Joseph College. She taught in the Hartford Public School System for 26 years before retiring to Bloomfield. Teddy lived her life to the fullest and when not encouraging young minds she was biking, running, skiing, playing tennis and gardening. At the age of 50, she decided to train for the New York Marathon competing and finishing at age 52. At the age of 67 she biked 200 miles in two days for the Pan Mass Challenge to raise money for Dana Farber Cancer Institute in memory of her son. She and her late husband were founding members of Beth El Temple of West Hartford.

She leaves her daughter, Debra Rostowsky and her husband Richard of West Hartford; her sons, Peter and David Paul; her sister, Lorraine Pinsky; and three grandchildren, Ari Rostowsky, Rebecca Rostowsky, and Eliza Paul. She was predeceased by a son, Howard ‘Hap’ Paul.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. Interment will follow in the Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, 1361 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield. Following the interment through Thursday evening the family will receive relatives and friends at the home of her daughter, Debra Rostowsky. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Teddy, please visit online at

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