May 26, 1922July 7, 2018

Mildred E. Freedman of Delray Beach, Florida, formerly of Haverhill, MA, passed away on July 7, 2018 in Delray Beach, Florida. She was born May 26, 1922 in Haverhill, MA. Mildred was a bookkeeper, avid canasta player, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her husband Herman (Hy) Freedman predeceased her in 2006. She is survived by 3 sons Lewis (Heidi), Irving and Paul, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Burial will take place on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:00 am at Children of Israel Cemetery in Haverhill, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trustbridge Hospice, Hadassah or a charity of your choice.


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Irving Freedman

July 14, 2018

Thought I would add this pic of Mom's wedding day. While I have more pictures of the wedding, as well as others, she filled in a planner some years ago stating that meeting Dad was her happiest memory. It was this meeting that led to all of us and the many additional happy memories that occurred during her journey through a long and event-filled life.

Jerry Hochberg

July 14, 2018

Mildred was the oldest of the 8 Kalafa cousins. Thus her memories of the early years (the 20s and 30s) of the family’s struggle to assimilate and set down roots in America were the basis for our present knowledge on the subject, particularly the New Jersey wing, although she also had a wealth of information about the Hartford wing. Altogether she could and did relate lots of emotional, sad and funny stories of that period. She remembered it all, and with amazing detail. I became the family historian, particularly the eastern European history and the years in NYC (before the move to Newark). Thus, when we visited we would regale each other, and other family members present, about the eccentricities and foibles of the Kalafas! She particularly filled in the period before I was born, and always reminded me that after I arrived she often took care of me. With her passing a large part of that history and heritage will no longer be available for all the succeeding generations.

Rochelle Hochberg

July 11, 2018

Mildred and Hy's wedding!!!! I was 9 years old (the youngest of the Kalafa cousins)and was almost as excited to be there as Mildred was. She was an elegant bride and it was quite a wedding at Ann Gordon's in Newark, NJ. Then there was her 50th anniversary. The years in between, we were separated by geography and 18 years in age difference. However, when I was at Boston University, I often went to visit in Haverhill for Rosh Hashonna and Yom Kippur. In later years, when she lived in Florida, we got to see one another a bit more often and were always in touch by phone. ( I live in California.)In fact, Jerry and I visited Mildred this past March in Florida. As usual when we got together, we had lots of laughs reminiscing about the family. Mildred was a force to be reckoned with and I will miss her very much.

Danielle Dietze

July 11, 2018

She was truly an amazing person and I will always have fond memories of our visits while with Liz on our way down south.

She showed me so much kindness and that will never be forgotten.