Gertrude Goodman Dashefsky
On Sunday April 5 Gertrude Dashefsky unexpectedly passed away. Gert or Goldie to friends and family was 88 years old. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years Solly. Gert has a caring and close family. She leaves behind her sister Beverly Kowaluk of Bloomfield. She will be greatly missed by her children and their families; Howard and Sabrina Dashefsky of West Hartford and Jeffrey and Mercedes Dashefsky of San Diego. She adored and was equally loved by her grandchildren; Isaac, Danny, Reyna and Michael. Gert's loss is greatly felt by Beverly's three daughters; Corey Rubin, Stacy Velcofsky, and Jodey Charrette. Gert was born in Hartford where she met Solly and married in 1946. They soon moved to Bloomfield. Gert worked for a time at Connecticut General Insurance before taking a job with the Hartford Board of Education. She worked as a secretary for the Intensive Reading Intervention Team. She loved her co-workers and the children they served. Summers were spent relaxing at Old Colony Beach with family and friends. In 1990 Solly and Gert retired to Florida where Jeff and her sister had moved. She loved to read follow the local professional and college sports teams. While watching television she knitted scarves, sweaters, and beautiful afghans for her children and grandchildren. She created magnificent needlepoint designs. She was known as the "Queen of the Pool" at Whisper Walk where she went every afternoon to socialize and play cards. She was a true friend to all. Her family and friends have lost a special person. Her life and memories will be cherished.

Funeral services will be at Weinstein Mortuary at 640 Farmington Avenue in Hartford at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at the Hartford Mutual Society on 15 Wolcott Rd. in East Granby. After the service friends and family are invited to Howard and Sabrina's home at 49 East Maxwell Drive in West Hartford. Individuals may also come over in the evening between 5 and 8 PM on Wednesday and Thursday.

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