Edith (Bieler) Lansky, 90, formerly of Mattapoisett, died peacefully on May 17.
The third of eight children, Edith grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts and worked as a bookkeeper before her marriage to Sidney Lansky, a prominent New Bedford attorney.
Mrs. Lansky was a great cook, a prodigious reader, and a talented writer and painter. She was a member of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in New Bedford, and a long-time volunteer with Fish in Mattapoisett and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
Since 2009 Mrs. Lansky lived at Ruth’s House, a Jewish assisted living community in Longmeadow, MA.
She is survived by her children: Philip Lansky and Shen Yu of Haifa, Israel; Aaron and Gail Lansky of Amherst, MA; and Yale Lansky and Rabbi Sue Ann Wasserman of Auburndale, MA; by her grandchildren, Adam, Rachel, Rebecca, Zipora, Shifra, Sasha, Chava and Ranan; by six brothers and sisters; and by 13 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services took place on Sunday, May 19, at Tifereth Israel Congregation, 145 Brownell Avenue, New Bedford, followed by interment at Plainfield Cemetery. A reception at the Synagogue followed the burial. Shiva will be held at the home of Yale Lansky and Sue-Ann Wasserman on Monday through Thursday from 1-4 and 7 – 9 PM, on Friday from 1-4, and on Saturday from 7-9PM. Shiva will also take place at the home of Aaron and Gail Lansky, 39 Summerfield Road, Amherst, MA, on Monday and Tuesday from 7 – 9 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tifereth Israel Synagogue, or the Mattapoisett Library Trust, P.O. Box 475, Mattapoisett, MA 02739.