Irene Ada Zuckerbraun

July 22, 1930April 30, 2018

PRESTON – Irene A. Zuckerbraun, died peacefully on Monday, April 30, 2018 at her home. She was 87 years old.

Irene was born in Berlin Germany on July 22, 1930 and immigrated to the US in 1939. She graduated from Cornell University School of Nursing. As a nurse she taught obstetric nursing at Backus Hospital and worked for many years in the nursing field including Day Kimball Hospital. On June 20, 1954 she married her perfect match, Dr. Leonard Zuckerbraun at Temple Beth El in New London, CT.

She was a lifelong member of Hadassah, a member of the Preston Democratic Town Committee, was a Justice of the Peace. She was an avid book collector and particularly loved Alice in Wonderland. She was a proud member of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America and looked forward to its annual meetings around the country. Classical music was her lifelong passion, practicing her piano until the end of her life and looking forward to attending concerts at Carnegie Hall and Tangelwood. Her greatest joy was time spent with her family.

Irene is survived by her sons; Joel Zuckerbraun and his fiancé Cindy Forget of Waterford, David Zuckerbraun and wife Gail of Niantic, Kurt Zuckerbraun and wife Mariflor of Aliso Viejo, CA, brother; Gerald Liebenau, sister-in-law; Florence Polens, several nieces and nephews and her special canine companion and friend, “Tom” her beloved Cockapoo.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 3, at 2pm at Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery #3, Middle Road, Preston, CT. Shiva will be observed Thursday following the graveside services until 8pm at the family home.

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  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Shiva Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Peter Camp

May 9, 2018

Joel, David and Kurt,

I was saddened to see your mom had passed away. Unfortunately I was out of town in training and was not able to make her service.

Your family was a huge part of my great memories of growing up on Amos Road. I can still hear Mrs. Zuckerbraun's voice yelling to Boomer as he ate
our football in one bite. She was an amazing, kind woman and I will never forget her smile.

Pete Camp

Robert Low

May 4, 2018

Joel and David,
My condolences for the loss of your beloved Mom

Bill Champagne

May 1, 2018

Patrice and I were very fortunate to meet up with Irene at a breakfast place in Jewett City this past winter during a heavy snow storm. Irene lived nearby in Preston City, she was Patrice's Lamaze coach 39 years ago, we used to see her occasionally...but not often, and not at all in recent years. So, it was a blessing that it snowed, we wanted to eat a nice breakfast out, I happened to spy Irene several tables away and went over to say hello, she had finished eating so we asked her to join was like old times! - her wonderful smile and laughs, her great spirit, her wonderful stories. "Things happen for a reason".

Tekla Wirhun

May 1, 2018

Irene, we will miss you, your sense of humor, our group luncheons and sharing lots of memories with you and in the past with Lenny as well. Rest in peace.