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Florence Haskell Filkoff

Nov 12, 2018

Our beloved mother, Florence Haskell Filkoff, 90, of Tamarac, FL, and formerly from West Hartford, CT, peacefully departed this world early on November 12, 2018, leaving behind Irene S. Kincaid and her husband Bradley, of Margate, FL; Caryn Joy Julian of Tamarac, FL and her son Cody Myers of San Diego, CA; and Rebecca Filkoff, her husband, Philip Pandolfo, and their daughter, Caroline Pandolfo of West Hartford, CT, and their daughter, Gina Pandolfo, of Burlington, VT. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph S. Filkoff. Florence (Fagie) also leaves behind her sisters Louise (Libby) Langlieb of Racine, WI; Roberta (Berty) Cain of East Hartford, CT; and Helene (Hanky) Van de Wege of Ann Arbor, MI, as well as nieces, nephews, and friends, all who thought the world of her. Among Florence's many talents and pursuits, she was a life-master bridge player, an accomplished pianist, and an avid tennis player. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and neighbors at Kings Point.

Florence graduated from Weaver High School in Hartford, CT. Ambitious and hard working, Florence succeeded in her careers as caterer, bookkeeper, piano teacher, Sunday School music teacher and accompanist at Temple Sinai in Newington, CT, nursery school teacher at Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford, CT, proprietor of Nationwide Wig Imports in Hartford, CT, duplicate bridge teacher and bridge director at Hartford Bridge Club in West Hartford, CT, Boneventure Bridge Club in Weston, FL, and Westside and Kings Point Bridge Clubs in Tamarac, FL. She was known for her calm disposition at the bridge table and was sought after as a partner. While raising a family, summers were spent at Ocean Beach in New London, CT, where Flo and Joe ran a guest house. Afternoons were spent on the beach playing Scrabble and knitting fair isle sweaters. Her cooking, baking and party making were the greatest. She was particularly known for her kneidlach (matzo ball) soup, her mondel bread and her jello molds. Entertaining was a snap for her and she always made fabulous birthday parties.

Florence was the sweetest, kindest most loving mom and bubby. She was smart and creative and quick and fun. She loved to walk and it was hard to keep up with her. She seemed to have an uncanny ability to do it all. She lived her life to the fullest, always with a smile on her face. Loved by all, never will she be forgotten.

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Nov 19, 2018 4:36 PM - Entered by: DANIEL and DIANE

Florence was our long time wonderful Kings Point friend. Originally meeting through bridge, we subsequently socialized and spent time and parties in each others homes. Both before and after husband Joe's death. Daughter Joy was brought into our lives soon after she moved from California to Kings Point to provide assistance and great comfort to her mother. Joy has been our valued friend ever since. We know that Florence will be sorely missed by many.

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Nov 18, 2018 12:51 AM - Entered by: Claudis Langlieb Mendoza

A beautiful tribute to your mom Rebecca. I so agree with each description you wrote about my Aunt Fagie. I have so many treasured memories of time spent with her at both her Conn homes , afternoons at the beach, her ease in giving parties and being in the kitchen with her watching her easily prepare for lots of people. I am thankful I got to see her a few times in Florida in the days I was able to visit Florida. My deepest condolences to you , Caryn, Irene husbands and grandkids and to her sisters , one being my mom, and to all of our cousins and all the wonderful friends your mom leaves behind. A beautiful legacy your beloved mom leaves behind. I am grateful for all times I got to spend with her in my childhood. Love and hugs to you all. May you all find peace and comfort in knowing how well you cared for her during these more challenging years of late. Love from your cousin Claudia( Libby’s daughter) .❤️❤️❤️

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Nov 17, 2018 2:27 PM - Entered by: Howard j Rosner

LOVED MY AUNT. ALWAYS ENHOYED GOING OT OCEAN BEACH AND STAYING WITH UNCLE JOE AND AUNT FAGIE. WONDERFUL TIMES VISITING THER HOUSE DURING HOLIDAY SEASONS. EATING HER WONDERFUL COOKING. YUMMY. AUNT FAGI WE WILL MISS YOU.YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.

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Nov 17, 2018 2:15 PM - Entered by: Howard j Rosner

Enjoyed going to ocean beach and staying over night. Spending time at holiday parties and aunt faggies wonderful cooking. Yummy I will miss you. You will always be in my heart.

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Nov 17, 2018 4:17 AM - Entered by: Sheila

I know her daughter, Joy, and for that I am grateful to her mother, Flo. Rest In Peace.

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Nov 16, 2018 8:17 PM - Entered by: Miriam

May the sweet memories of your mother always be a blessing for you and those who knew and loved her.

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