Rachel Seavey Popkin of Brookline, on June 12 of complications of COVID19. Daughter of the late Lena and late Charles Seavey, Rachel was predeceased by her siblings Louis Seavey, Dorothy Goodman, Rebecca Rice, Milton Seavey, Hazel Brenerman and Gertrude Moscowitz. She was the beloved wife of the late Milton B. Popkin, devoted mother of Sara (Michael) Salzberg and Charlie (Bari) Popkin, grandmother of Ariella Salzberg, Meira (Ben) Houben, Yakov (Jen) Salzberg, Jared Popkin and Hallie Popkin. She was also the loving great-grandmother of Avishai, Moshe, Shira and Yair Salzberg and Sophia and Laura Houben. Born in Portland Maine, Rachel lived for over 40 years in Brookline and Hull, before retiring to Delray Beach, Florida. She was quite active in many charitable organizations, including AMIT Women, B’nai Brith, CJP, Hadassah, and three synagogues, and even in the five years she lived at Hebrew Senior Life, she was always a cheerful participant in activities and events. As per COVID19 regulations, funeral services will be private and graveside in her native Portland Maine. Expressions of sympathy can be made virtually by calling or emailing Sara or Charlie, or written expressions of sympathy can be sent to either Sara Salzberg or Charles Popkin at their home addresses, or may be addressed to “Family of Rachel Popkin, care of Longwood Associates, 10 Kearney Road, Suite 305, Needham, MA 02494”. Donations in Rachel’s memory can be made to Temple Israel of Nantasket, P.O Box 526 Hull, MA 02045, or AMIT Children, 49 W. 37th Street, 5th floor, NY, NY. 10018.
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June 22, 2020
Dear Popkin Family,
Rachel was an avid and regular student in the Torah Study class I taught for many years at Hebrew Senior Life, until the virus forced us to take a hiatus last March. I could always count on her to answer a question and thus keep the conversation going but she never interrupted just to hear herself talk. I’ll never forget her humility and her warm smile. She will be missed. May her memory be for a blessing.
Karen and Michael Cheses Sanders
June 14, 2020
Dear Popkin Family,
My late parents Ozzy and Sylvia Cheses were very good friends of your parents in Nantasket. My parents lived at 109 Manomet Ave, just a block away from your parents. My cousin Susan Mann now owns the family house and is living there full time. I hope that you have kept your parents' house in the family. All four of our parents worked together for many years to support the summer Temple. From the obituary it is clear that your mother enjoyed her time in the various places she lived including her last days at Hebrew Senior LIfe. It is sad to have lost her to the Covid 19 Virus. We send our sincere condolences.