Phyllis (Friedman) Labell, 99 years of age, of West Hartford, died Saturday August 25, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital. She was the widow of Abraham D. Labell. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Jacob L. and Mary (Osias) Friedman. She graduated from Weaver High School in Hartford and attended Columbia Teachers College. She taught early childhood education in Hartford schools and at Beth El Temple in West Hartford. She was a founding member of Beth El Temple of West Hartford.
She leaves her son, Joseph S. Labell and his wife Margaret Keim Labell of Scarsdale, NY; her daughter, Martha A. Labell and her husband Richard Stroud of Jamaica Plain, MA; and three grandchildren, Benjamin Labell Stroud, Anya Labell and Molly Labell. She was predeceased by her brother Lester Friedman.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11:30 am at Beth El Temple Cemetery, Jackson St. Ext., Avon with Rabbi James Rosen and Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler officiating. A memorial period will be observed Tuesday following the interment at the home of Bobbi Basch, 137 Mohegan Dr., West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Home & Hospital, 1 Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford 06117. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Phyllis, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.