Pearl Freedman Rosenthal, daughter of the late Nathan and Rose Freedman, passed away on July 22, 2023, at the age of 100 in Delray Beach, Florida. She was born on August 18, 1922, in Hartford, CT. Pearl was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who dedicated herself to her family. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Susan and Richard Rosenthal, her son-in-law Allan Marks, and her grandchildren Evan and his wife Jodi Marks, Cheri Marks-Cavanna and her husband Bill Cavanna, Julie and Joe Hopkins, and Nikki and Gilad Livingstone. Pearl was also blessed with great-grandchildren: Adam Marks and his wife Vivi, Rachel Marks, Branda Cavanna Jacob Cavanna, Matthew Hopkins, Brooke Hopkins, and Paige Livingstone. She was also loved by many dear nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pearl was predeceased by her husband Michael Rosenthal, her great-granddaughter Mikayla Rose Cavanna, her granddaughter Darci Marks Cavanna, her daughter Annette Marks, and her sister Jacqueline Orenstein and brotherin-law Milton Orenstein. Pearl grew up in West Hartford and moved to Hartford where she graduated from Weaver High School. Her plan was to be a beautician, but instead met the love of her life, Mike, and married him. For a brief time, she was a weight watcher’s leader but her most important and cherished role was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. In the home, she was a confidant, protector, chief financial officer, and a loving companion. She took pride in her clean house, organization skills, having dinner on the table, always dressing fashionably, with her hair done, lipstick on and sporting a smile.
Throughout her many years she enjoyed bowling, coloring, the beach (collecting shells), and traveling. She was skilled in crochet and enjoyed playing games such as mahjong, cards (especially May I), rummikub, and sequence. In her later years, she also found joy in visiting the casino and playing the penny slots. Pearl had a passion for reading and staying up to date with current events. Above all, she treasured spending time with her family. She was a true icon for living to 100 as she drove until 97 and lived at home. Services for Pearl Rosenthal will be held on July 27, 9:30 am at the gravesite in Beth Hillel Cemetery, East Granby. Shiva will take place 3 Firebrick Rd Simsbury CT at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory. Pearl Rosenthal will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her legacy of love, laughter, and devotion to family will be cherished forever