06.25.09

Beth Ellen Ginsberg Segali

   Beth Ellen Ginsberg Segali, 57, passed away on June 25, 2009 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

   She touched so many lives in a positive way. Following her return from living on a kibbutz in Israel, Beth began a successful career as a real estate broker and most recently earned her certification in nutritional counseling. She is survived by her mother Doris Koffer of New Haven, Step-Father Simon Koffer and predeceased by her father Isadore Ginsberg.  Beth is also survived by her children, Eric Isadore Segali of Hamden and Robyn Lyn Segali of North Branford.  Loving sisters Karen Sue Ginsberg of Hamden, Judy Ginsberg  Penn of Raleigh, North Carolina and the late Linda Ginsberg. Step-sister and brother Linda Koffer of New York City, and Alan Koffer of Georgia.

   She was predeceased by her grandparents John J and Bertha Stumpf and Morris and Kate Ginsberg. Beth is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins including Gary and Pat Ginsberg of Milford, Kenneth Ginsberg of Woodbridge and Lori Ginsberg Silverberg of New Haven.  In addition,  Beth is survived by her aunt Norma “Boots” and Judah (predeceased) Zimmer of Pompano Beach Florida, Leslie Sagor Zimmer of Coconut Creek Florida and Mark and Linda Sagor of Boxboro, Massachusetts; David and Jan Zimmer of Pittsburgh PA, and Jonathan and Linda Zimmer of Pittsburgh, PA; and Robert Zimmer of New Haven, Ct. 

  Graveside funeral service will be held at the Cong. Sinai Memorial Park, Farwell St., Allingtown, West Haven Sunday afternoon at 2. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice @www.hospice.com/donate.htm.

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10 Comments

  1. charles yacono said,

    06.26.09 at 8:06 am

    beth will be sadly miseed by me she was adear friend.

  2. martha pond said,

    06.26.09 at 10:48 am

    Beth was a lovely lady and a good friend. Your skating friends will truly miss you. Rest in peace.

  3. Barbara Marshall said,

    06.27.09 at 10:01 pm

    Beth was always a beautiful person, inside and out. I will miss her.

  4. Marilyn Marshall said,

    06.28.09 at 11:18 am

    Beth was a very kind and loving person, whom I met at rollerskating. She was very sweet and we had her as our broker when we sold our home in Westville in 2007. We will miss her and were so sad to hear of her passing.

  5. Todd and Lisa Ragaza said,

    06.28.09 at 1:44 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Beth Segali this week. She was a wonderful and kind-hearted person, full of a positive outlook, even during these past few months. We shall miss her terribly and enjoyed working with her during our time in the real estate business. We regret that we cannot attend the services to pay our last respects and extend our most heartfelt condolences to the loving family. God bless you all.

    – Lisa and Todd Ragaza

  6. Theresa Recalde said,

    06.29.09 at 11:38 am

    Robyn, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to you and your family. I am sorry I did not get to attend the services, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Terry Recalde (Princeton Review-Waterbury)

  7. Stuart Miller said,

    07.01.09 at 6:17 pm

    Dear Si and Doris,
    I just found out today, Wednesday, of Beths passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I went to Hebrew School with Beth. She was the prettiest girl at Keser Israel. I purchased my first car from her, the 1973 AMC Hornet. I also remember when she had her portrait painted on the New Haven Green!
    Stuart Miller

  8. Raul daSilva said,

    07.06.09 at 12:40 pm

    A refugee from Manhattan in 1995, I spent years trying to locate a decent apartment in Hamden. In 2003 I responded to a small listing in the newspaper placed there by Beth. She became the only serious, committed real estate broker that I met and I had seen dozens in the ensuing years. Beth not only located a very good residence for me (in a new building) but one that had all the features for which I was searching. She was a rare woman and with inspiring strength and courage. She had become a friend and I kept up with her ambitions to become a nutritionist and health care worker…sometimes being of some value to her in this pursuit. Until the very end her optimism remained with her…a truly inspiring lady. Wherever you are now, Beth, you have my deeply felt gratitude for all of your help and friendship.

  9. Nero Family said,

    07.08.09 at 8:43 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Beth’s family and friends. She was a wonderful, caring person. Beth rented many apartments for us and is a stand up person. She truly cared about the people she worked with and became your friend. We were heartbroken that we were unable to attend her services. She was strong and positive right through the end. We hope she is at peace now. We will miss her dearly.

  10. Arthur & Laurie Rosenbaum said,

    07.11.09 at 4:56 pm

    We just found out about Beths passing and want to express our sadness and condolences to her family. Beth and I grew up in the same neighborhood in Westville and she was indeed both beautiful on the outside and a very sweet person on the inside. Beth more recently found an apartment for my son in Hamden which worked out very well. It was a nice reunion we had after all those years.