Betty (Bernstein) Needleman, of Salem and formerly of Marblehead, entered into rest on Nov. 9, 2020 at the age of 94.
Beloved wife of the late William Needleman, with whom she shared 59 wonderful years of marriage. Betty was the devoted and loving mother of Marla Kovner of Salem. Cherished Bubbie of Zachary Kovner and Karli Kovner. The loving sister of Norman and Rozy Bernstein and Louis Bernstein and the late Lillian Bernstein. Dear daughter of the late Samuel and Rose (Altschuler) Bernstein. Mrs. Needleman is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and longtime friends.
Betty grew up in Peabody, graduated from Peabody High School, and raised her family in Marblehead. She and Bill enjoyed wintering in Delray Beach, Florida, where they made many friends. Together, Betty and Bill were president of the social club at the Village of Vinnin Square. Betty was an active, longtime member of Temple Sinai and the Sisterhood. She was a fabulous cook and adored cooking for her friends and family. She loved playing Mahjong and canasta, and enjoyed knitting afghans for everyone she knew. Above all else, Betty treasured her time with her large extended family, of which she was the matriarch.
Due to regulation imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, a private graveside service was held at Sharon Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Betty’s memory to her favorite charity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Ste. 102, Wellesley, MA 02481.
Arrangements wee handled by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, visit stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.