Harriet Cohn Herman, 64, of Colchester, beloved wife of Jack, passed away peacefully on Thursday (October 4, 2012) at Hartford Hospital surrounded by family and friends.
Born September 14, 1948 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late George and Thelma (Weisman) Cohn. She grew up in Hartford and was a graduate of Weaver High School and the Chandler School for Women.
Harriet was well known for her work at Dr. Mark Solomkin's office where she worked as a Medical Secretary.
She then married Jack in 1972 and worked alongside him at the family business, Nathan Hale Pharmacy in Moodus. She loved to visit with the customers, both young and old, and do whatever she could to brighten their day. They would come to the store on certain days knowing she would be there to greet and chat with them. She loved giving out candy to the children when they came in.
However, her greatest joy in life was centered around her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was especially devoted to her grandchildren and acquired the name "Goof-Goof".
In addition to her husband of 40 years, she is survived by her children and their spouses, Philip and Gabrielle Herman of Livingston, NJ and Amy and Jason Rubinstein of Bedford Corners, NY; four grandchildren, Asher and Oliver Herman and Max and Carlie Rubinstein; her brother, Marvin Cohn and his companion, Renee Goldstein of Colchester; and numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, David Cohn.
Services were held on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary of Congregation Ahavath Achim, 84 Lebanon Avenue, Colchester with Rabbi Kenneth Alter, officiating. Burial followed in the Ahavath Achim Cemetery, Gillette's Lane, Colchester.
Shiva will be observed at the family home at 89 Park Road, Colchester from Wednesday, Oct. 10 through the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 12.
Minyans will be held on Wednesday and Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Donations in her memory may be made to Congregation Ahavath Achim, P.O. Box 5, Colchester 06415.
May her memory be for a blessing.