Florence Norwitz Abel, 92 years of age, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2009, at the Hebrew Home & Hospital. Florence was the daughter of the late Rubin and Rose Norwitz. She was predeceased by her husband Charles, son Gerald Abel, son-in-law Ronald Miller, brother Dr. Sidney Norwitz, sisters Rhoda Fagin and Sydelle Schwartz Black. Florence was a loving and giving person who enjoyed entertaining and made people welcome in her home with great food and laughter around her table. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by her family and friends. Some of her happiest times were spent in retirement in Florida. Together with her husband they were very active in Congregation Agudas Achim in West Hartford. She was also active with B’nai Brith and the Woman’s American ORT. She leaves behind a daughter, Sharon Miller of Newington; a son and daughter-in-law Barry and Judith Abel of Paramus, NJ; a sister Mrs. Esther Carton of Bloomfield; grandchildren, Randy Miller and his wife Kathleen of Canton, Stacie Sullivan and her husband Jay of Wethersfield, Lauren Abel and Matthew Abel of New Jersey, Michelle Grenier and her husband Troy of Newington, and Jonathan Abel of Wethersfield; great- grandchildren, Emily and Anna Miller, Abigail and Rebecca Sullivan and Brandon and Brittany Grenier; a brother-in-law, Sam Fagin of Longmeadow, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
Interment was Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Eternal Light Memorial Gardens in Boynton Beach, FL, next to her beloved Charlie, together for eternity. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Hebrew Home especially on 2-South for their constant love and care of Florence. Donations may be made in the memory of Florence to the Hebrew Home & Hospital, 1 Abrahms Blvd, West Hartford, CT 06117. A memorial service will be held at Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 12:00 noon in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington, Ave Hartford. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Florence with her family, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.