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Estelle (Freeman) Freeman

Estelle (Freeman) Freeman, age 94, of Newton, on Friday, October 9, 2020. For 64 years, beloved wife of the late Sidney Freeman. Devoted daughter of the late Alexander & Rebecca (Katzenberg) Freeman. Loving mother of Jacqueline Freeman, and Joanne Freeman & her husband Mark Klemer, and cherished grandmother of Alexandra Freeman Klemer. Dear sister of the late Anne Morris and sister-in-law of Helen Gursha and Shirley Himmelfarb. Fond aunt of Jane S. Morris and Steven & Sandra Morris.

A private graveside service will be held at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Combined Jewish Philanthropies, 126 High Street, Boston MA 02110, www.cjp.org.

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Joanne Freeman

October 17, 2020

My mom was a special person, as many of you know she loved to talk and a good story was a source of pleasure for her. Conversation was her stock and trade as she loved to both share and give advice. My mom’s relationships were always intimate as she made it a point to know the names and going ons of others peoples families and loved ones. She genuinely cared and it was evident to those who loved her. My mother was a fierce defender of her own children and grandchild, basically bad things were someone elses fault. Her stroke and subsequent Aphasia robbed her of one of her greatest pleasures and gifts, the ability to communicate. But frankly that didn’t stop her, the advice was still forthcoming and the activities, hardships and accomplishments of others, still acknowledged and asked after. My mother and I shared a love of movies, music and art together. The movies were like old friends for the two of us, especially the comedies that we had already seen from which we could anticipate the jokes. My mom had a great sense of humor. My mom loved all kinds of music and indulged my selections on the radio as we went for drives around Dover, Lexington and Concord. The moments that I cherished most with my mom were our visits to the Museum of Fine Arts. We would silently cruise the museums looking for paintings to park ourselves in front of, taking note of what did and did not move us. My mom always seemed to gain solace around the work, and it was wonderful to share in that revelation. Lunch of course was a highpoint, always goat cheese tarts and a fruit plate. My mom was a very special person who touched many peoples lives. She will not be forgotten, I love you mom.

Alexandra Freeman K.

October 16, 2020

A strong woman and fabulous grandma whom I'd share all of my adventures with. Someone who wasn't afraid to give me tough love but yet also still support me on all my endeavors. This photo was taken on her birthday back in 2019, the Summer following my college graduation. While she wasn't able to be at the real graduation due to limited ticketing, I still was able to wear my cap and gown for her and tell her all about my hopes, goals, and dreams for the future. May she rest and peace with Papa and know that her only granddaughter will continue to make her proud.

Jacqueline Freeman

October 15, 2020

Jacqueline Freeman

October 15, 2020

Brian Lipson and my mom Estelle

Brian Lipson

October 15, 2020

I am so sad to hear this, but she lived a good and long life. Despite periods of boredom, I believe you helped make her last several years more enjoyable, Jackie. I think you guys did very very well considering how things could have gone. I only ever knew her towards the end of her life, but I will certainly always remember her and love her.

Jacqueline Freeman

October 14, 2020

Rick and Madame

Rick Sanders

October 14, 2020

I am very sorry to hear this news. I thought that Madame would outlive us all. I have gone through my notes and photos from our visits which brought smiles and appreciation for Estelle's willingness to press on. The pictures always drew out the best in her communication and it was more pleasure than challenge to understand her meanings in the midst of the aphasia. Estelle expanded my knowledge of the art world and only deepened my appreciation for any fried seafood especially clams!

I have missed seeing Estelle--it's been seven months since we suspended in-person meetings--and I looked forward to a visit once we were done with Covid. I will remember her fondly.

Jacqueline Freeman

October 14, 2020

Jacqueline Freeman

October 14, 2020

Vito was Estelle’s hairdresser for years and she absolutely adored him and he cherished her as well. She delighted in going to see Vito and have him make her beautiful.

Jacqueline Freeman

October 14, 2020

Serious and competitive scrabble games with her family Were a Cape Cod ritual and even after her stroke she would intently and lovingly partake in the competition

FROM THE FAMILY

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