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Edith Winter Sperber

Passed away on October 20, 2012

Edith Winter Sperber, 82, passed away on October 20, 2012, after a heroic four-year battle with cancer. Devoted wife and dear friend of Robert I. Sperber for the past 54 years. Loving mother of Matthew Winter Sperber, Laurence Todd Dodick-Sperber and Beth Sperber Richie. Caring mother-in-law of Marci Sperber, Sue Dodick-Sperber and Jordan Richie. Passionate grandmother of Jacob, Rachel, Adam and Joshua Sperber and Lena, Hallie and Jared Richie.

Edith lived a moral life, always giving of her time and boundless energy to others. She was a dedicated citizen serving as a Town Meeting Member, a Trustee of the Brookline Public Library, and an Alumni Trustee of Wheelock College. She was one of the founders of the Pre-School at Temple Israel and was recognized as a Trustee for Life by the synagogue. After a career as a Kindergarten teacher, Edith stayed at home with her children for 15 years, focusing her energy on many volunteer commitments. For the next 20 years Edith served as Director of Libraries for the Lincoln Public Schools and Hanscom Air Force Base Schools.

Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Avenue, Boston (Parking available on the Riverway) on Tuesday, October 23 at 10:00am. Burial to follow at Walnut Hills Cemetery, Brookline. Following the burial,shiva will be held at her late residence on Tuesday until 3:00pm and 7-9pm, and continuing Wednesday and Thursday 1-4pm and 7-9pm with Minyan on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday Minyan to be announced. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Temple Israel Pre-School Program, the Friends of the Brookline Public Library, or Wheelock College.


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Edith Winter Sperber

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Edie Baxter

October 25, 2012

Edith, a role model, a friend, a thoughtful, wise contributor to the wider world. She was loved and will long be remembered.

Edie Baxter

Edward elliveau

October 24, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

October 23, 2012

Matthew,Larry ,Beth and Dr. Sperber: My most heart-felt condolences to you and your families. It was nice seeing you today ( though I did not get a chance to see Beth) at your home after so very long. Matthew: being back in your house evoked memories of how , several decades ago,under your mother's watchful eye, we would play for hours in the hilly woods behind your house.

I remember your mom as a very kind, caring person. I consider myself to be very fortunate to have known her - and for that matter,your entire family .

Arthur Mallock , DVM ( Stoughton Ma)

Marge Amster

October 23, 2012

Dear Bob-
Edith was such a giving person; an inspiration to all she met. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many.

Bill Coughlin

October 22, 2012

Bob: You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

October 22, 2012

We send all our love to Beth, Jordy, Lena, Hallie, and Jared Richie; and to Bob Sperber and the Sperber family. May Edith's memory be a blessing and loving comfort to you. We are thinking of you.
~With love, Suzie, Rob, Emma, and Chloe Friedman (Silver Spring, MD)

Kay Abrams

October 21, 2012

The Abrams family sends love and sympathy to the Sperber and Richie families. May you be blessed with many loving memories and enormous comfort and care as you remember and honor Edith. Love, Kay, Ira, Dan, Leah and Michael

Ron and Diane Shulman

October 21, 2012

Dear Bob...Our thoughts are with you..Edith was a very sweet and special back yard neighbor for many years, with many fond memories.

Sally and Marty Gonzalez

October 21, 2012

The Gonzalez family sends their love and prayers to Beth, Jordy, Lena, Hallie, Jared Richie and to Bob Sperber and the whole Sperber family at this difficult time. Beth, your Mom was so brave and such a lovely person. We stand in awe of her courage. Thinking of you all.

Karen Paul-Stern

October 21, 2012

The whole Paul-Stern family in Takoma Park, MD, sends their love and condolences to Beth and Jordy, Lena, Hallie and Jared, and the whole Sperber family.You hold a place in our hearts.