...She read every posting to this group until last weekend.
Miriam J. "Mimi" Lasky
Miriam “Mimi” (Dress) Lasky died on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Mimi lived bravely for the past 11 months undergoing treatment for lung cancer while providing love and care to her husband of 56 years, Charles. Mimi was born in 1937 in Fall River, MA. She was raised by her mother, the late Celia Pokross Dress in the household of her beloved grandparents, Sarah and Jacob Pokross and her beloved aunt, the late Dorothy Pokross Ginsburg. After graduating from Durfee High School, Mimi attended Boston University. She worked as an office assistant at Brown University and the Newport Naval Base before marriage. Mimi and ‘Charlie’ were married in 1960 and moved to Newport to be closer to Charlie’s business, The Music Box. Mimi was the devoted mother of three sons and a daughter. Mimi attended to all the needs of her family. Mimi did the same for her grandchildren. Mimi gave her time to many causes. She was a life member of Hadasah, a former Chairman of the Women’s Division of the Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island., and a member of the Touro Synagogue and its Ladies Auxillary. She also served on the Board of the United Hebrew School of Newport County. Throughout Mimi’s adult life, her favorite hobbies were knitting and gardening. Working out at the YMCA was part of her daily routine. Family was always the keystone in Mimi’s life. She was always available to her 4 children and delighted in the accomplishments and daily life of her 9 grandchildren. This interest extended to her cousins and their families and Charlie’s sister and nephews. Her loss will be felt by many in the community. Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her three sons Marc, Jay (Heidi Werther), and Robert (Lisa), all of Portsmouth, one daughter, Marcia Haber (Larry) of Marietta, Ga., and nine grandchildren, Joshua and Zachary Lasky, Celia, Lydia, and Daniel Lasky, Martin and Maggie Lasky, Adam and Matthew Haber. Funeral services will take place at the Hoffman Jewish Memorial Chapel, 11 Fowler Avenue, Newport on Friday, May 6 at 1pm. Burial will follow at Beth Olam Cemetery, Wyatt Rd, Middletown. Memorial observance will be held at her former residence immediately after the burial until 5pm and on Saturday, May 7 from 7:30pm to 9pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Touro Synagogue, American Lung Association or the charity of your choice.