Harriet Rashba

Harriet G. Rashba, 86, of Hamden, CT., wife of 65 years of Norman Rashba died September 22, 2013 after a long illness. Harriet is also survived by her three children and their spouses, Howard and Susan Rashba, Susan and Richard Engelhardt and Rachel and Michael Berman. She is also survived by her twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Harriet was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Wallingford, CT. She earned a Bachelor’s degree at U Conn and a Master’s degree at S.C.S.U. Harriet taught for many years in the Hamden Public Schools System and after retiring ran a tutoring business. Harriet loved family and her home was the center of Jewish holiday activity. Harriet was well known in both Hamden and Cape Cod for her artwork and beautiful Gardens. Harriet’s family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and administration of Arden Courts of Hamden for the special care and concern given Harriet during her four year residency there.

Funeral service at the Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden, Wednesday morning at 11:30. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100 Rocky Hill. CT 06067-2338. The interment will be in the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven.

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  1. Linda & Ken Cohen said,

    09.23.13 at 11:33 pm

    We were so saddened to learn of Harriet’s passing. She was a wonderful and talented woman. Our hearts go out to her family.

  2. Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt said,

    09.24.13 at 2:02 am

    Thinking about all the Rashba extended family, your loss, and your loving care for Harriet and remembering her great hospitality through the years.

    Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt

  3. Alexandra Rashba said,

    09.24.13 at 1:49 pm

    Harriet…you will be missed. You were one the most wonderful people to ever set foot in my life. I will miss your beautiful paintings and your warm embrace. My love to Norman and we are all here for him during this difficult time. We love you Harriet. May you forever rest in peace

  4. George Meinsen said,

    09.24.13 at 3:06 pm

    Norman & Family:
    You were longtime friends, & “dog walker”, in the Underhill Rd. neighborhood. The Meinsen family, all 23 of us, send our condolences
    and many fine memories to you. George Meinsen

  5. Roger S. Shapiro said,

    09.24.13 at 6:41 pm

    So very sorry to hear about your wife.
    Roger S. Shapiro and family

  6. Roger S. Shapiro said,

    09.24.13 at 6:42 pm

    So very sorry to hear about your wife. Your longtime friend from the JCC.
    Roger S. Shapiro and family

  7. John L.Doyle said,

    09.24.13 at 8:28 pm

    Norm, So sorry to hear of your wife passing.My thoughts are with you. Sincerely, John Doyle

  8. Anita Della Camera said,

    09.24.13 at 11:13 pm

    Thinking of you during this most diififcult time.
    Anita Della Camera

  9. Ruth Newman, Sondra Levy, David and Sally Katz said,

    09.25.13 at 12:38 am

    Dear Norman and Family,

    We`re deeply saddened to learn of Harriet`s passing. From the heavenly heights she will continue to bless each of you as always.

    May G-d console you and strengthen you. He acts in His own time:Indeed He is the true judge.
    However, for those left on this earth, it`s never the right time to bid farewell.

    We know that you will – one and all- ever do her proud.

    So sorry…
    The Family of the late Lou and Mary Katz

  10. ada susman said,

    09.25.13 at 1:10 am

    dear norman, sending you my sincerest sympathy and to let ,you know my thots are with you ada susman

  11. Stanley & Elizabeth Roy said,

    09.25.13 at 1:53 pm

    Norm, thanx to Burt & Edie Slossberg, we learned of Harriet’s passing and wanted to express our sympathy to you. Harriet was one of the most wonderful, gracious ladies we have ever known. You were indeed fortunate to have her company for so long. Our best wishes go to you and your children.

  12. Lauren Brooks said,

    09.25.13 at 3:11 pm

    NORMAN AND FAMILY, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your wonderful wife and for your wonderful mother. I hope your many old and warm memories can help in comforting you during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Ed D'Angelo said,

    09.25.13 at 4:42 pm

    Norman, Condolences to you and your family. The loss of a spouse is a significant part of our lives. Best wishes to you during this difficult time in life.

  14. Norma Bucknall said,

    09.28.13 at 3:48 pm

    Norman – Please accept my deepest sympathy on Harriet’s passing. I have thought of both of you often and wondered how you were. What a difficult time this must have been for both of you and now for you alone. Please know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Very sincerely,
    Norma Bucknall
    (Formerly of Jewish Family Service of Bridgeport)

  15. Deborah Zale said,

    09.30.13 at 4:00 pm

    Dear Norman – I only met you and Harriet recently. You each made such a strongly affirmative impression on me that I’ll never forget either of you. You – a most helpful contributor in our Alzheimer’s support group – and Harriet at Arden Courts where my mother was also living at the time. From what you shared with us, she was a talented and vital human being. My warmest thoughts and feelings are with you now, the time we know will come, yet somehow never really expect. All my best to you and your loving family.

  16. Amy Klebanow Stevens said,

    09.30.13 at 7:26 pm

    Sending my love and condolences to you all. So sorry that I only just heard today.