Elaine (Mossberg) Bender, 80, of Avon, and in winter, Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of West Hartford, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Elaine was the daughter of the late Hyman and Mary (Fritz) Mossberg. She leaves her beloved husband, Dr. David Bender, her brother Dr. Sanford Mossberg and his wife Phyllis of Boynton Beach FL, her daughter Barbara Parks Wolf and her husband Jamie Wolf and their son Jesse of Farmington, CT, her daughter-in-law Amy Parks and her sons Ben and Nate of Burlington, CT, her son Dr. Jeffrey Bender and his wife Judy and their daughter and son Rachel and Aaron of Orange, CT and her daughter Karen Solomon and her husband Howard and their son Joshua of Forest Hills, NY. She is predeceased by her son Dr. John J. Parks of Burlington, CT. Elaine was active in the community theater group, Oval in the Grove in Farmington. She continued running Mossberg Management after the death of her father. She was an active member of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford. Elaine loved to play golf as a member of Cliffside Country Club in Simsbury. She will be remembered by her family, friends, and all who met her for her grace and humor. She will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 22, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington, Ave. Hartford with Rabbi Michael Pincus officiating. Burial will follow the service at Beth Israel Cemetery, Hartford. A memorial period will be observed at her home Sunday following the funeral through Monday evening. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. For further information or directions, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.