Tillie Mandell, 97, of Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford, wife of the late Benjamin Mandell, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Jennie (Mell) Ludgin. She was a member of Beth El Temple, West Hartford, and a founding member of the former Cliffside Country Club, Simsbury. She leaves a son, Alan R. Mandell and his wife Nancy of Lake Worth, FL; two granddaughters: Jill Mandell and her husband James Nadeau of New York, NY, and Karyn Lehmann and her husband Stephen of Redlands, CA; four great grandchildren: Max Nadeau, Grace, Emma and Isabele Lehmann; and a brother Louis Ludgin of West Hartford. She was predeceased by a brother, Jack Ludgin. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 11:00 AM in the Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. A memorial period will be observed following the funeral, at the home of her brother, 799 Prospect Ave., Apt. PHS, West Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford 06117. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions or to share memories of Tillie with her family, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.