Rive Levy

Rive Levy, 94, a seventy-one year resident of Danbury, and for the last two-and-a half years, of Ridgefield, died February 16, 2013 at Danbury Hospital.

    Born Rive Goldstein on December 8, 1918 in New York City, she was the daughter of Kate Goldman Goldstein and Samuel Goldstein. She moved from New York to South Norwalk with her family when she was 17, and it was soon after that Max Levy spotted her across the street. Married on December 25, 1939, they were devoted to each other for sixty-nine years of marriage, cherishing their dear friendship until Max’s death in 2008 at the age of 94. Over the years, Mrs. Levy assisted at her parents’ millinery shop, which was named Riva’s Millinery after her, and at Mack’s Men’s Store, owned by Mr. Levy from 1937 until 1967. She also had a real estate license. She was a longtime member of the United Jewish Center and of Hadassah. Focused on her love of family and delighted by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she also enjoyed a warm circle of friends, worldwide travel with her husband, learning at elder hostels, reading, and playing bridge and Mahjong. She was known for her playful sense of humor, gracious entertaining, and the beautiful arrangements she created with flowers cut from her garden.

    Rive Levy is survived by her two daughters and their families:  Gail Levy McGlinchey and her husband Tom McGlinchey of Poughkeepsie, NY and their sons Russell McGlinchey and his wife Karen O’Rourke McGlinchey of West Nyack, NY and their children Sarah, Brendan, and Andrew, and Eric McGlinchey and his wife Carrie Drummond of Alexandria, VA and their children Quinn and Callum; and Leah Levy and Bruce Wilcox of Berkeley, CA and Leah’s children Joel Fatherree of Lancaster, PA, and Kira Fatherree of Arlington, VA.
Graveside funeral services and burial will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. at the United Jewish Center Cemetery, Brookfield with Cantor Penny Kessler of the United Jewish Center, Danbury officiating.

    Memorial donations may be made to Danbury Hospital Development Fund, 24 Hospital Ave., or to the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Ave., both of Danbury, CT  06810.

    Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements

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