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Donen, Joyce

Female 1926 - 2017  (90 years)


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  • Name Donen, Joyce  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 29 Jun 1926  Port Chester, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Feb 2017  Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24678  Our Family | Descendents of Ze'ev Wolf Kitzes (I8926, I18, I1390)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2024 

    Father Donen, Isaac,   b. 25 Dec 1891, Udinovo, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1986  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Koosis, Edith,   b. 21 Oct 1891, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1978, Dade County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 19 Jul 1918  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F9333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hirschhorn, Adrian,   b. 8 Dec 1923, Bronx, Bronx, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 2009, Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1950  Rye, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hirschhorn, Robert
     2. Hirschhorn, Nancy
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F9332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joyce Donen Hirschhorn, 90 of Killingworth, died peacefully in her home, with her children by her bedside, on February 14, of complications from a stroke. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years, Adrian. She is survived by children Robert Hirschhorn of New York City, Nancy Hirschhorn of Washington, DC; and her sister, Gloria Donen Sosin, of White Plains, NY. Born in Rye, New York, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Edith (Koosis) Donen. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her M.A. from Columbia University. Hirschhorn served on the faculty at Gateway Community College for 21 years and was named professor emerita of speech communication. In Killingworth, she served on the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Democratic Town Committee. She was named one of the 100 outstanding women in Connecticut in 2003 for her many contributions to the state. She served on the Board of Directors of the Women's Campaign School at Yale, Planned Parenthood, the League of Women Voters and The . Her other civic activities included leading discussion groups along the Connecticut shoreline and serving as a Justice of the Peace. Hirschhorn was a humanist, existentialist, feminist, and community activist. She called herself a true dilettante, exploring art, singing, dancing, acting, playing tennis and writing. Her letters to the editor appeared in the New York Times and the New Haven Register. Joyce and Adrian were avid world travelers. In recent years she enjoyed her regular bridge games and book club with friends. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, the , or a charity of your choosing.

  • Sources 
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      1940 United States Federal Census
      1940 United States Federal Census


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