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Memorial for Myrna Goldberg Geiges

Born in Hartford, CT on Feb. 3, 1935
Departed on Apr. 23, 2017 and resided in Portland, CT.
Service: Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017
2:00 pm
Cemetery: Adath Cemetery
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Myrna Goldberg Geiges
Myrna Goldberg Geiges

Myrna Ethelyn (Goldberg) Geiges passed away peacefully at Middlesex Hospital Hospice in Middletown, Connecticut on April 23, 2017, at the age of 82. Myrna was born in Hartford on February 3, 1935, and she grew up in Portland, Connecticut. She was the daughter of the late Meyer Goldberg, owner of Red Wing Oil Company, and the late Bertha (Goldstein) Goldberg Fass of Old Mill Road in Middletown. She graduated Valedictorian from Portland High School in 1953. Myrna was educated at Connecticut College in New London and graduated in 1957 with a major in Zoology. She married Edwin Jay Geiges in 1958, and she worked at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary before she became a mother and homemaker. She was the President of the Portland Garden Club and loved to paint. Some of Myrna's favorite things consisted of a love for the arts including going to the theater, museums, and attending live music. She also had an appreciation for old and current movies and loved watching the Oscars every year. She enjoyed collecting antiques and costume jewelry and always enjoyed finding new shopping treasures. Myrna was a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and the UCONN Women's Basketball team. For many years, she and her companion Sal spent time enjoying the sunshine of Florida where her parents relocated and her daughter lived. They enjoyed good food, fine wine, and taking road trips to new and familiar places. She got great pleasure from her monthly lunches with her high school buddies where they shared their lives with each other. She was a long-time member of Congregation Adath Israel Synagogue in Middletown, CT where she was married and both her daughters celebrated their Bat Mitzvahs. Myrna was a generous and loving person whose smile could always brighten up a room. Myrna took much joy in being with her family, and she will be greatly missed. She is predeceased by her husband, Edwin Jay Geiges from New Jersey. She is survived by her daughters, Heidi Jane Geiges of Redwood City, CA; Beth Susan Katz and her son-in-law, Allen Katz of Weston, FL; her longtime companion, Salvatore Bongiorno of Portland and his children Paul Bongiorno of Portland, Susan Bongiorno of Portland, and William Bongiorno and his wife, MaryAnn Bongiorno of Madison, CT.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 27 at 2:00 pm at Congregation Adath Israel Synagogue, 8 Broad Street, Middletown, CT followed by interment at Adath Israel Cemetery, 714 Pine Street, Middletown, CT. A reception following the service will be in the Wesleyan Room at the Inn at Middletown, 70 Main Street, Middletown, CT. Shiva will be observed on Thursday evening, April 27 from 6:30-9:00 pm and Friday, April 28 from 8:00 am-noon in the Wesleyan Room at the Inn at Middletown, 70 Main Street, Middletown, CT.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Middlesex Hospital Hospice & Palliative Care Unit, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457. Myrna was well taken care of by all of the Hospice nurses, doctors, nurse practitioners, and volunteers. Contributions can also be made to Congregation Adath Israel Synagogue, P. O. Box 337, Middletown, CT 06457 and the American Heart Association at https://donatenow.heart.org/. Doolittle Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. For additional information, questions, and messages of condolence to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.


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