Stanetsky Memorial Chapels

475 Washington Street, Canton, MA


Herta Farash

May 29, 1923September 8, 2019

Herta Farash, born May 29, 1923, went quietly into rest on September 8, 2019.

She was born in Vienna, Austria and immigrated in 1940 to escape death by the Nazis. She would tell you she was a proud American Citizen. She loved classical music and the opera, books, traveling, walking, swimming and writing. She was a fine seamstress and was a librarian at The Holbrook Public Library for just under 20 years. Being a librarian was her dream job and she was thankful when she was offered the chance to fulfill this dream.

Family and friends meant even more to her, she loved and was much beloved in return by her late husband, Morris, her son Jeffrey, daughter Elaine and granddaughter Missy, all of Holbrook, her late brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Leona Hanflig of Brockton, her niece Ellen Greenberg and her husband Robert of New Hampshire and their children Matthew and Carolyn Greenberg and their children of Vermont, Evan and Katherine Greenberg and their daughter of Massachusetts and Jillian and William Taylor and their children of New Hampshire, niece, Leslie Brasslow and her partner Alan Leishman of Massachusetts and her nephew Robert Hanflig of Massachusetts.

Herta will be remembered most for her independent spirit and her innate kindness to others.

A celebration of her life will be a private occasion.

To honor Herta, donations to The Holbrook Public Library, 2 Plymouth Street, Holbrook, MA, 02343, would be appreciated.


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Herta Farash

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Susan Calhoun

September 16, 2019

Dear Jeff and Elaine - Your mom was such a special person, and so influential to the town of Holbrook, given her position as librarian. She touched so many lives, and she will be sorely missed. Sending our love during this sad time.
Sue & Jack

Lorraine (Sissy) Silverman Nicholson

September 13, 2019

Herta was a girlfriend of my Aunt Esther Hacker. We would
visit my Grandparents in Dorchester and saw Herta during those
visits. She was the sweetest little woman I have met and I'm so
sorry to hear of her passing.
May all your happy memories be a blessing.

SISSY Silverman Nicholson