Stanetsky Memorial Chapels

475 Washington Street, Canton, MA


Miriam "Mikki" I. Modiste

March 26, 1935May 22, 2019

Miriam “Mikki” I. (Cohen) Modiste, of Canton, MA entered into rest on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Modiste and the late Robert DiVittorio. Dear daughter of the late Israel and Celia (Weinberg) Cohen. Devoted mother of Jaqueline Modiste and her husband Dan McLoughlin. Loving sister to the late Terry Cohen and his wife Barbara, Dorothy Furman and her late husband George, Harriet Bayard and her late husband David, and Gloria Shainis and her late husband Joseph. Cherished grandmother of Jacob, Lauren, and Gabrielle McLoughlin.

Funeral services will be at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington Street, Canton, MA on Tuesday, May 28th at 1PM, with burial to follow at B’Nai Brith Cemetery, Peabody, MA.

Memorial observance will be at the home of Jackie and Dan following burial on Tuesday from 6-9PM and on Wednesday from 4-8PM.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Ahavath Torah Congregation, 1179 Central Street, Stoughton, MA 02072.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Miriam "Mikki" I. Modiste

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May 31, 2019

I'm the music director at Brightview, Canton, where Mikki lived.

I loved how she sang with us, faithfully greeting me near the front row every Friday with a smile, thanking me exuberantly each time, even when I doubted whether things had gone so well on my end.

The day before her passing we had a concert there at the retirement home, making sure to sing her favorite, "Danny Boy." She seemed vibrant, if a little shaky, after the final applause.

I hope there's music and singing wherever you are, Mikki. I assume there is!

Thanks for everything.