The Fiegel family announces with great sorrow, the passing of their Mother, Mildred G Fiegel at age 108. She passed peacefully after complications from a fall. Mildred was a much loved Elementary School teacher in Monroe, CT. She was honored by the Town of Monroe upon her retirement with a proclamation naming a day for her. She graduated from Hunter College in Manhattan with a BA and from Columbia Teachers College with a Masters in Education. She began her educational career as a New York City school teacher. She was an early member of Hadassah and the Anti Defamation League. A great lover of music, she taught piano along with second and third grade for many years. Her life encompassed many historical moments including two pandemics, two World Wars, the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, the founding of the UN, the founding of the State of Israel, the widespread use of automobiles, telephones, television, air travel and the computer age. She witnessed nineteen Presidents of the United States. She had a great sense of humor and made the very best apple pies. She loved gardening and the theater but most of all she loved her four daughters, Miki (Elena), Shari, Donna and Bonnie along with her grandchildren Scott Morgen and Kathryn (Kadi) Picinich. She met her first great grandchild, Carter Morgen, this past year. She adored her sons in law James Picinich, Henry Stryder and David Morgen and her granddaughter in law Shannon Morgen.
She lived a long and varied life during a time of much social change. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Gifts in her honor could be made to the Anti-Defamation League and No Child Hungry.
Services for Mildred will take place Monday, October 3, at 1:00 PM at Gan Shalom Cemetery in Lutz. Live-streaming will take place here.
Meeting ID: 813 874 3330
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