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Eleanor “Ellie” Shamitz

Eleanor “Ellie” Shamitz of Brookline, formerly of Sharon, age 95, on February 16, 2021. Daughter of the late Abraham and Ruth (Sternburg) Brody. Beloved wife of the late Theodore “ Teddy” Shamitz. Cherished father of Stephen and Lynda Shamitz, David and Diane Shamitz, Gerald and Isabel Shamitz, and Beth Shamitz. Grandmother of Robert Shamitz, Jennifer and Andrew Weissinger, Tamara and Daniel Hudson. Great-grandmother of Alex, Caleb, Eli, Tyler, Jennie, and Violet. Dear sister of Shirley Richmond and her partner Norton Rosenberg, and the late Irene Sherman and Richard Brody. Sister-in-law of Pauline Brody. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Ellie and Ted were among the original founding families of Temple Sinai of Sharon, MA. Ellie was extremely active in all aspects of temple life. She was president of the temple sisterhood and the temple’s first female president. She was also a lifetime member of Hadassah and Brandeis.

Services were private. The family will be holding a memorial service at Temple Sinai, at a date to be named later.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellie’s memory may be made to Temple Sinai, Rabbi’s discretionary fund, 25 Canton St., Sharon, MA 02067 or Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, MA 02131.


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