Freda Fishman Stroh, 103


WARWICK – Freda Stroh died June 15.

Born to Max and Carrie (Wolk) Fishman in 1909, in Vergennes, Vt., she graduated from Vergennes High School and from the Sargent School of Boston University in 1930.

Before moving to Rhode Island, she lived in Suffield, Conn., Springfield, Mass., and Boynton Beach, Fla.

She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Sarah Fishman Gould and Gertrude Fishman Coen and her brother Samuel Fishman.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Dr. Dorothy Fishman of North Kingstown, Cary Coen of Providence, Audrey Fishman Franklin of Boulder, Colo., David Coen of Shelburne, Vt. and Dr. Donald Coen of Medfield, Mass., as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Visits with her were always an inspiration because of her kindness, her generosity, her unassuming nature and her keen mind and memory, which served her well through the years, including the last days of her life.

The family thanks her caregivers at Sunny View Nursing Home for their devotion and friendship.

Contributions may be sent to Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, Vt., the Vermont Community Foundation (Fishman VUHS Scholarship Fund), Middlebury, Vt., or the Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes, Vt.