Hanna Tauber, 93


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hanna G. Tauber, 93, formerly of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Longmeadow, Massachusetts, died on March 30, 2022. She was born in Vienna, Austria on Jan. 31, 1929, to the late Walter and Ilona Greenwood. She received her early education in Vienna and then escaped the Nazis with her brother, Fred, on the Kindertransport. After living with a foster family in England, she immigrated with her brother to the United States and eventually reunited with her parents. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College. While in New York she met her husband, Walter. They wed in 1952 and remained married until his death in 2009.

She helped found and operate several alternative elementary schools and managed the business aspects of her late husband’s medical practice for many years. An avid gardener and voracious reader, she enjoyed the theater and listening to classical music. She was particularly easy to buy gifts for, as she appreciated any item, as long as it was blue.

She is survived by her sons David and his partner, Christine Beres, of Conway, New Hampshire, Michael and his wife, Joan Kwiatkowski, of Barrington, Daniel and his former wife, Paulette Tauber, of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and Joshua and his wife, Beth Spaulding, of Somerville, Massachusetts; her grandchildren, Kylie, Rachel, Rebecca, Benjamin and Aaron; and her brother-in-law Stephen Tauber of Lexington, Massachusetts. May her memory be a blessing.

The family would like to thank Tockwotton Home and HopeHealth Hospice for the care they provided.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union or a public library.

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