Estelle (Engelman) Halpern, 97 – late of Peabody, formerly of Albany, N.Y. Died on December 16, 2018.
She was born in New York City and moved to Albany in 1950, where she lived for more than 50 years. She is survived by two daughters, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren and loved by all of them.
Wife of the late Joseph Halpern. Mother of Diane Rubtchinsky (Ira), Judith Halpern, and the late Susan Pfeffer. Grandmother of Jodi (Douglas) Smith of Marblehead, Stacy (Allen) Kamer of Ra’anana, Israel, Jeffrey (Julie) Rubtchinsky of San Diego, Calif., Zachary (Ali) Halpern of Marblehead, Alex Halpern Levy of New York, N.Y., and Charise Pfeffer of Rhinebeck, N.Y. Great-grandmother of Sophia and Daniel, Eliana, Maya, Nadav, and Yoav, Hannah, and Jared and Sadie. Sister of the late Mary Harris, Nathan Engelman, and Jack Engelman. Daughter of the late Sophie and Joseph Engelman.
A funeral service for Mrs. Halpern will be held on Wednesday, December 19, at 9:00 a.m., at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem. Interment will follow at the Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Queens, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Estelle’s memory to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902, New York, NY 10018 (tel: 800-345-HDSA; 212-242-1968 (National Office); firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information or to register in the online guestbook, visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.