FALL RIVER, MASS. – Louise Felder died Aug. 6 at the Fall River Jewish Home. She was the beloved wife of the late David Felder. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, and raised in Fall River, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Lillian (Brenner) Simon, she had previously resided in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Delray Beach, Florida, and Providence and moved back to Fall River this year.
Louise was a graduate of Pembroke College/Brown University with a bachelor’s degree and earned a master’s degree in library science at the University of Rhode Island. She was a member of the Pembroke Club and Brandeis Women's Club and served as past president of Hadassah in Fall River. Louise was also a member of Tifereth Israel Congregation in New Bedford and Temple Emanu-El in Providence.
She was the devoted mother of Lloyd Felder and his wife, Debra, of Dartmouth, Fred Felder of Providence and the late Dr. Clifford Felder of Rehovot, Israel. She was the dear sister of George Simon of Warwick and Carol Marlin of Dartmouth and the loving grandmother to Daniel Felder and fiancé Ashley Yarahgi, and Dr. Laura Felder and husband Dr. Donald Cannon.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Hadassah, PO Box 1100, New York, NY 10268.