Doris Shumrak

August 23, 1927August 6, 2018

Doris (Issokson) Shumrak passed away peacefully on August 6th. Daughter of Israel and Dina (Cristol) Issokson of Vineyard Haven, wife of the late Carl Shumrak, sister to the late Alice (Issokson) Shapiro, Samuel Issokson, and Yale Issokson. Mother of Ellen (Shumrak) Goldstein and her late husband Joseph Goldstein, mother to Peter Shumrak and his wife Jeanne Shumrak of Natick, and the mother of the late Daniel Shumrak. She was “Nana D” to Jonathan Shumrak and his wife Shannon (Hlavaty) Shumrak of Framingham, Bonnie Shumrak of Natick, Marissa Goldstein of Framingham, Cory Goldstein of Framingham, and Cara (Goldstein) DeMango and her husband Brendan DeMango of Medford, and great grandmother to Luke Shumrak of Framingham.

Doris was born and raised on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in 1927. Her family loves “the island” where she was from and they continue to reside there and visit it regularly. Doris was musically inclined and loved to play both the violin and the piano. As the daughter of a tailor, she learned to sew and was quite the seamstress in her lifetime. She moved to Boston when she was 18 years old to pursue a career in nursing. In Boston, she met her husband-to-be Carl. They fell in love and had three beautiful children that they raised in both Framingham and Natick. Doris loved her Jewish heritage and spoke of it often. She will be missed by those who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Funeral services and shiva arrangements will be held privately at the request of the family.


  • Funeral Services are Private

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