Fina "Fika" Konfino

February 9, 1923May 8, 2013

Fina "Fika" Gozes Konfino, 90, of Elberton, GA passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

A native of Sliven, Bulgaria, Mrs Konfino was the daughter of Jacob Gozes and Miriam Menahem Gozes.

Fika was a graduate of the American College in Sofia, Bulgaria. She lived through and survived the Holocaust, and the subsequent Communist invasion of Bulgaria. In 1945 she married Anri Konfino, who survives her after 67 years of marriage. She emigrated with her husband and young child, David Konfino, to Israel where she witnessed the birth of that nation and lived there for the first 10 years of its existence. She and her family came to Elberton, Georgia in December 1959 where she has lived continuously. During this time she was employed as the Shipping Manager of Rilla Inc., a subsidiary of Elberton Manufacturing Company and retired at age 80 after 55 years of employment. Mrs Konfino was also a member of Congregation Children of Israel since early 1960's.

Survivors include her husband, Anri Konfino of Elberton Georgia; son, David Konfino and wife, Marilyn of Miami Florida; granddaughter, Arielle Konfino Cohen and husband, Jason Cohen of Dallas Texas; step-granddaughter, Tamara Shane of Miami Florida and step grandson, Daniel Benitez of New York, New York.

Graveside services will be held 2 PM Friday, May 10th at Oconee Hill Cemetery with rabbis Linder and Gerson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation, 4 Medical Drive, Elberton, GA 30635.

Online condolences may be offered at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Friday, May 10, 2013

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Cindy Weaver

May 25, 2013

So sorry Anri and David. I have such fond memories of Fika and Anri over the years. Hard to believe that Arielle is old enough to be married and a mother! Time passes so quickly. All my best and love to you al.

Anne Winn

May 10, 2013

Was saddened to hear of the loss of a wonderful lady; my thoughs are with you, Anri and David, in a very special way.

Bill McMullan, III

May 10, 2013

You were a lovely and kind lady and a wonderful friend to my mother and dad. You will be missed by many.


May 10, 2013

Grandma Fika,

We will miss you so much. I will always remember summers at Myrtle Beach, your home cooked meals, your marmalades, and the tremendous love you had for your family. We will carry you with us in our hearts forever.

I love you now and forever.

deedee roberts

May 10, 2013

Ms.Fika will truely be missed she was a lovely lady. I have many fond memories of her and Mr. Harry at Elberton Mfg. Our community will truely miss her. may she rest in peace and god bless to Mr. Harry. love you. deedee cleveland roberts

Angela Lankford

May 10, 2013

Both, Fika and Anri, are not only clients, but they've become "family" to me over many years. I feel blessed to have known Fika - she had a great sense of humor and a sharp wit. She (and Anri) always put a smile on my face when we talked. My heart goes out to Anri, David, Arielle and family. She's dearly missed.

Bernstein Funeral Home

May 10, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

May 10, 2013

I enjoyed having her every week and doing her hair- love to Anri too
Love Rhoda

May 10, 2013

I loved her very much and enjoyed doing her hair every week.
Love to you Anri also
Love Rhoda

Reba and Donna Bell

May 10, 2013

Fika was a wonderful woman and always had a smile for everyone. Her laughter was contagious and she will be missed by many. She touched many lives during her years at Elberton Mfg