Judith Helfgott, 81


FOSTER, R.I. – Judith Helfgott, of Foster, died Nov. 17. She was the beloved wife of the predeceased Martin Helfgott for 53 years. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Nathan and Rose (Yarosky) Mirsky. She was the devoted mother of Jack Helfgott (fiancé, Angela) and Leslie Dinerman (husband, Norman). She was the dear sister of Cynthia Sockut, the predeceased Charles Mirsky, and Leabeth Scandura (husband, Tony). She was the loving grandmother of Jennifer (husband, Adam), Max (wife, Rebecca), Emma (husband, Matt), and Annie; and the great-grandmother of Lilah. She also leaves behind her companion, Joe Gardner.

She lived in Foster for 58 years and was the owner and operator of Helfgott Farms. She served the town of Foster as past acting town clerk, past president and member of the Foster School Committee. She was a member of Temple Beth Israel in Danielson, Connecticut; and was past co-president and secretary of its sisterhood.

A special heartfelt thanks to home care aide and friend Lynette White, Beacon Hospice, Kristina, and Ross.

Contributions in her memory can be made to Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society: TBIPS P.O. Box. 105, Taftville, CT 06380.