Anita "Gigi" (Berkowitz) StollmanNovember 29, 1931 ~ January 21, 2018 (age 86)
Anita “Gigi” Stollman, 86, of Colchester, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Born in The Bronx, NY on Nov. 29, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Bella (Klar) Berkowitz and raised in Columbia, where she lived until marrying Hyman Stollman, late of Colchester, in 1952. Hymie and Gigi were married for 63 years and had made Colchester their home for 65 years until he predeceased her on June 26, 2015. Gigi was a devoted wife and extraordinary mother. Her unwavering support of her husband was instrumental in her family’s construction and operation of Chanticlair Golf Course, the family business since 1972. Gigi worked tirelessly in the day-to-day operation of Chanticlair, managing the Clubhouse, performing its bookkeeping and organization of its many golf leagues. She was an avid golfer, loved playing Mahjong, and cherished her time with family and friends. Gigi is survived by three sons, Steven and wife Kristen of Key Biscayne, FL, Carey and wife Marcia of Colchester; and David and wife Mary of Amston; and five grandsons, Jason and wife Ashley, Edwin, Daniel, Patrick and Ryan. Gigi is also survived by her sister, Estelle Flaum and husband Gill of Manchester; sister-in-law, Harriet (Stollman) Berland and husband Robert of West Hartford; sister-in-law, Lenore Berkowitz of Columbia and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by four siblings, Eva Miller, Celia Fruchtman, Myron “Muni” Berkowitz and Samuel “Sam” Berkowitz. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, Jan. 24th, at Congregation Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 84 Lebanon Avenue, Colchester, with Rabbi Kenneth Alter, officiating. Interment will follow at Ahavath Achim Cemetery, Taintor Hill Rd., Colchester. A memorial period (Shiva) will be observed at the Stollman Residence, 288 Old Hebron Rd., Colchester, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM. In honor of Gigi, donations in her memory may be made to Congregation Ahavath Achim Synagogue, P.O. Box 5, Colchester 06415. The Stollman family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Hartford Hospital for their exceptional care, concern, sensitivity and support of both Gigi and her family. We would also like to thank Gigi’s home-care aids for their devotion to her comfort. Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.
Congregation Ahavath Achim
P.O. Box 5, Colchester CT 06415