November 13, 1921 – March 28, 2021
Genevieve Weingrad, 99, beloved wife, mother, Grandma, Grammy and Gigi, passed away peacefully at Stamford Hospital Sunday night, March 28.
Born in Pottstown, PA, on Nov. 13, 1921, she is the daughter of Esther (Greenstein) Sicherman and Jacob Sicherman, the youngest of 11 children. She grew up in Bronx, NY, where she attended high school and worked as a sportswear buyer in Manhattan and Darien, CT. She had 3 children before her first marriage ended in divorce.
In 1961 she married the love of her life, Murray (Murph) Weingrad, a widower, moved to Stamford and adopted his two young children.
She and her family have been long-time members of Temple Sinai, where she served as president of the Sisterhood from 1963 – 1965 and was active in annual Mitzvah Days and many other volunteer activities. While living in Norwalk for a few years in the ‘70s, she and Murph sang in the Serendipity Chorus and were regulars at the Silver Star Diner.
She worked as a teacher’s aide at Stamford’s Hartt School and then for market research firm Leferman Associates in Stamford until she retired.
Gen was loved by an extended circle of family and friends who adored her sense of humor, joi de vivre, and loving and compassionate ear. She was a fashionista, a classy lady, a consummate hostess and cook, and played bridge, mahjong well into her 90s.
She is predeceased by her parents and siblings, and her children; Linda Weintraub Stark, Nancy Weintraub Leferman, and Lewis Weintraub.
She is survived by her devoted husband, her daughters Jan Weingrad Smith and Deborah Weingrad and son-in-law Christopher Campbell, all of Norwalk; son-in-law Alan Stark (Jupiter, FL); grandchildren David Stark (Patty) of Pound Ridge, NY, Rebecca Stark Schwartz, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Lori Baden (Alan Rothenstreich) Randi Price (Craig), Marc Leferman (Susan), all of Stamford; Michelle Perry (Malik) of Dallas, TX, Matthew Campbell (Norwalk) and Rachel Campbell (Norwalk) and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral services Wednesday March 31 at Temple Sinai will be live streamed followed by internment at Beth El Cemetery. The family will announce shiva arrangements shortly. Donations in her memory can be made to Temple Sinai, Lakeside Drive, Stamford, CT
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Observance of Shiva (Virtual)
Friday, April 2, 2021
March 31, 2021
One of my favorite childhood memories was, while playing with Debbie on a hot summer day, Mrs. Weingrad took the time to comb and braid my long hair into two pigtails to keep me cool.
Her gentle touch and soft voice as she worked on my hair created such a strong impression on me. Her simple kindness left me with this indelible memory of her loving presence from that day on. How wonderful that she has lived such a long life.
My sincere sympathies to Deborah, a childhood friend, and family.
Janet (Dombroski) Donovan