Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel

10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA


Estelle Goldberg

October 6, 1931May 17, 2020

Goldberg, Estelle G. Date of Birth: October 6, 1931. Date of Death: May 17, 2020

Estelle Goldberg of Cape Neddick, Maine entered into rest on May 17, 2020, at the age of 88. She is survived by her daughter Karen (Goldberg) Higgins (Ellsworth, ME), sons Peter Goldberg and his wife Manijeh (Newburyport, MA), Steven Goldberg and his wife Gail (Portsmouth, NH); grandchildren Sam Higgins, Kayla (Higgins) Mitchell, Sonya (Goldberg) O’Neill, and Eric Goldberg; 3 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews Laura Lobar, Roberta Levenson, David Levenson, and Judy and Jonathan Simches. Estelle was predeceased by her loving husband Richard H. Goldberg, parents Ida and Myer Kliman, sister Ruth Levenson and her husband Bill, and son-in-law J. Kim Higgins.

Estelle grew up in Allston, MA and graduated from Brighton High School and then from Framingham State College in early childhood education. She raised her family in Natick, MA and lived for many years thereafter in Cape Neddick, ME. A student of many facets of life, Estelle nurtured a lifelong interest in art, writing, history, and travel, to go along with an insatiable appetite for the New York Times crossword puzzle. In her later years, she very much enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In light of socially distancing requirements, a graveside funeral service will be held for immediate family only.

The family extends our heartfelt gratitude to cousin Laura Lobar for her many years of devoted love and support to Estelle.

If desired, donations in Estelle’s memory may be made to the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (Greater New England Chapter NMSS, 101A First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451; https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MAM/Donate.

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Estelle Goldberg

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Rev. Heidi.swarts@amedisys.com Swarts

May 20, 2020

I visited Estelle as her Beacon Hospice CHAPLAIN WEEKLY for several months (please excuse capitalization , this tablet forces it randomly!) She was a uniquely witty, insightful , and funny person even in the midst of her illness. I enjoyed her immensely . She was a true original and I will miss seeing her.


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