Doris B. Koffer

Doris Koffer, 82, passed away on October 15 after a lengthy battle with Parkinsons Disease.  She is survived by her husband, and guardian angel, Simon Koffer of New Haven; adoring daughters Karen Ginsberg of Hamden and Judy Ginsberg Penn of Raleigh, NC; loving sister, Norma “Boots” Zimmer of Pompano Beach, Fla; grandchildren Eric Segali of Hamden and Robyn Segali of North Branford; step-children Linda Koffer of New York and Alan Koffer of Georgia.  Doris is predeceased by her parents John “Jack”  and Bertha Stumpf and daughters Lynda Ginsberg and Beth Ginsberg Segali.  Doris is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Her daughters would like to thank Sy for the loving care he provided their mother during her illness.  His devotion allowed Doris to remain at home for as long as possible and his constant vigil of her while in a nursing home earned Sy his guardian angel wings.
Funeral service will be held Sunday at 1:PM at the Congregation Sinai memorial Park on Farwell St., in Allingtown, West Haven.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of ones choice.

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  1. Virginia and Esther Simon said,

    10.18.09 at 10:46 am

    To Simon and family of Doris, Be strong as always. We wish you our sincerest condolences. Love, Esther and Virginia

  2. Vicki Andree Grout said,

    10.18.09 at 2:10 pm

    Dear Sy, Karen, Judy, Aunt Boots, Eric and Robyn, and loving family, My heartfelt prayers are with you in this time of your great sorrow and loss. I will miss “Mom;” she was a lovely and special lady and she will be dearly missed. May the Lord strengthen you. Vicki (Andree) Grout and family

  3. Stuart Miller said,

    10.19.09 at 8:01 pm

    To Sy and the rest of the Koffer family,
    I am very sorry for your loss and hope that Doris’s memory will be for a blessing. Stuart Miller
    (formerly of New Haven, Temple Keser Israel, now in Groton.)

  4. Allen Fishman & Family said,

    10.27.09 at 8:08 pm

    Dear Sy,

    We are saddened by your loss of Doris. She was a caring and compassionate lady who will be missed. Doris was lucky to have a dedicated and supportive husband, like you to help her in her hours of need.

    G-d bless you.

  5. Karen Banta said,

    11.03.09 at 2:41 pm

    I was a childhood friend of Linda’s (Alma Pagels School). My family, still in Connecticut, recognized the name and saved her dear stepmother’s obituary for me. Please convey my condolences to her, and my greetings after nearly 50 years.

    With sympathy to all on your loss,
    Karen Banta
    Westhampton, MA