Miriam “Mimi” (Plotkin) Rabinowitz passed away peacefully on January 14, 2023 at the age of 94. She was born in New Haven, CT on March 13, 1928, the daughter of Hyman & Sylvia (Yolen) Plotkin. She will be remembered for her optimism, love of life, and her warmth that always made her the life of the party.
Mimi graduated from Commercial High School in New Haven in1945. She married Edwin “Eddie” Rabinowitz in 1948 and they became long-time residents of Norwich, CT in 1968. Mimi worked at Uncas-on-Thames Hospital as a secretary and receptionist in the Oncology Department until her retirement.
Mimi and Eddie enjoyed traveling, meeting new people and making new friends. They spent many of their retirement years in South Florida before moving back to Connecticut in 2013.
Mimi was a life member of Hadassah and had served as a chapter Treasurer and President many times over the years. She also served in various capacities with the Sisterhoods of Westville Synagogue in New Haven and Brothers of Joseph Synagogue in Norwich. She had also been a member of the Chevra kadisha (Jewish burial society) while in Norwich.
She was an avid needle-pointer and knitter, always outfitting family and friends in her latest creations. She also enjoyed painting with watercolors. In addition, Mimi was a devoted Mah Jongg player and loved music and dancing. She loved to bake and cook best known for her kugel, rolled cabbage and poppyseed cookies.
Above all else, Mimi loved her family immensely. She is survived by her children: Stuart Rabinowitz & wife Jenny (Markiewicz), Ruth (Rabinowitz) Gordon, and Jerry Rabinowitz & wife Nancy Pawlowski; her grandchildren: Michelle Rabinowitz, Aaron Rabinowitz & wife Kira Shin Saint Denis, Dana (Gordon) Jacobs & husband Dan, Erica Gordon, and two great-grandsons, Ethan Rabinowitz and Tyler Jacobs.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eddie, of 67 years, and by her brother Milton “Mickey” Parker.
The family wishes to thank the staff of The Hearth’s Keepsake Village and Masonicare Hospice Services. Donations can be made in Mimi’s memory to Hadassah, the Alzheimer’s Association of America or to the charity of your choice.
The funeral service will be will be held at Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 84 Lebanon Ave, Colchester, CT at 1 PM on Wednesday, January 18th. Shiva will be observed Wed. Jan. 18 from 6-8 PM Thurs. Jan. 19 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, and Fri. Jan. 20 from 1-3 PM at 68 Trinity Ave., Glastonbury, CT with service at 7 PM on both days. Shiva will also be held at 32 Stevens St., Bernardsville, NJ Thurs. Jan 19 from 6-8 PM and Fri. Jan. 20 from 1-4 PM. To share a memory or express condolences to Mimi’s family, please visit: www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com. The Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, in Colchester, is assisting with arrangements.