Desi Chernov, 86


WEST HARTFORD, CONN. – Desi Weis Chernov died peacefully in West Hartford on Oct. 27. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Chernov. Born in Poland, a daughter of the late David and Malcha (Siegel) Feldman, she had lived in West Hartford for 17 years, previously living in Warwick and Providence.

As a survivor of the Holocaust, Desi became an orphan at a young age. Her devotion to her four children was evident as she raised a very loving family and created a bond that has kept everyone extremely close. She most enjoyed hearing from her children on a daily basis at least once and often more. Desi’s favorite pastime truly was to be with her caring family and special friends, and she enjoyed watching and listening in on conversations (in English and Hebrew) as much as she enjoyed participating in them.

She was the devoted mother of David Weis and his wife, Marylou, of Tucson, Arizona, Aron Weis of Oakland, California, Mel Weis of Irving, California and Dina Weis of West Hartford. She was the dear sister of the late Moishe and Dina Feldman. She was the loving grandmother of Rebecca Weis, Rachel Weis and her husband, Matt Taccone, Sarah Weis, Jeffrey Zekowski, Benjamin Zekowski, Joshua Weis and Ethan Weis. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Lillian and Eleanor Taccone.

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