Doris Rothman

Doris Rothman, 96, passed away peacefully in the Danbury Hospital on February 12th surrounded by her loving family.

Doris, a native of Montreal, Canada, was born to Sarah and Abe Cohen on June 19, 1917. She attended Montreal’s public schools, was recognized as being an outstanding student and, upon graduation, was awarded a medal from the Protestant Board of School Commissioners. Her first job was working in a Montreal residential buying office. She later found employment in a law firm. Doris was introduced to her future husband by her sister-in-law to be, and enjoyed a story book marriage to Manny Rothman that lasted over 73 years.

Doris was an accomplished piano player, loved to play cards and board games. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. She spent many happy years living in Danbury, Connecticut, at Candlewood Landing in New Milford, Connecticut; at the development founded and built by the Rothmans and then in Highland Beach, Florida.

Doris is survived by her loving husband Manny, her devoted son, Joseph and his wife, Linda of Stamford, Connecticut; her grandchildren, Michelle and husband, Adam Wilen of Ashland, Massachusetts; Laura Rothman of Stamford, Connecticut, and her great granddaughters, Kayla and Lesley Wilen of Ashland, Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her daughter, Malvina Rothman and brothers, Joe Cohen and Eddie Cohen.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, February 16th at the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, Connecticut at 12 noon with Rabbi Clifford E. Librach, officiating.

Burial will follow in the United Jewish Center Cemetery, Gray’s Bridge Rd., Brookfield, CT.

Charitable donations may be made in Doris’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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

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