Florence Abrams

06/17/2014 8:30 AM |

Florence Abrams of Riverhead died June 7. She was 89. 

She was born in Brooklyn and moved from Island Park to Riverhead around 1960 after her husband, Irwin got his first teaching job as a Riverhead High School english teacher. She retired in the 1970s after being a secretary for Riverhead Town Board of Zoning Appeals and a clerk in the town Supervisor’s office.

Following retirement from the town, Ms. Abrams started as a volunteer with Riverhead Free Library, assisting part-time in the clerical department and scheduling the Reading is Fundamental and English as a Second Language programs. She retired from Riverhead Free Library in late 1990s.

Ms. Abrams was also very active with Temple Israel of Riverhead.

Predeceased by her husband, she is survived by her son, Harley, of Riverhead and Roslyn Heights and her daughter, past Colorodo State Senator Evanne “Evie” Hudak of Denver, Colo; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services took place June 9 at Temple Israel Riverhead and the interment was in a small cemetery, Agoodis Achim, located in East Setauket and owned by the synagogue.

Arrangements were handled by I.J.Morris in Dix Hills.

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