Paula Feder

Paula Kurzband Feder

1935 - 2022

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Obituary of Paula Kurzband Feder

Paula Kurzband Feder, age 86, of Centerbrook, Connecticut passed away peacefully on February 2, 2022. She was born in New York City on November 5th, 1935, to Toby and Diana Kurzband. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, Syracuse University, and the Bank Street College of Education, Paula taught third and fourth grade at PS 64 in Manhattan for eleven years. In 1965, she moved to Connecticut with her husband. She was a successful writer of children's books and a gardener; she was able to follow her passion at Clinton Nurseries and private homes. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Sarah Feder Weaver of Glastonbury, Connecticut, her former husband and the father of her daughter, Yves Feder, and his wife, Linda Skernick, of Bath, Maine, her sister, Karen Hewitt of Burlington, Vermont, her nephew, Corin Hewitt, his wife Molly Mcfadden, and her grandniece, Martine Hewitt of Richmond, Virginia, and her cousins Ana and John Turetsky of Oakland, California, and Benjamin Svetsky of Tel Aviv, Israel. Paula is the author of several popular children's books including "Where Does the Teacher Live" and "The Featherbed Journey". She continued to write up until the last few months of her life and was an enthusiastic participant in the Children's Book Writers Group. She was a member of Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Synagogue in Chester, Connecticut which was an important part of her life. She will be remembered for her adventurous spirit with a lifelong sense of curiosity, compassion, and generosity. The family would like to thank the staff at Madison House and Beacon Hospice who took amazing care of Paula in her final days. There will be a graveside service in the Beth Shalom Section of Fountain Hill Cemetery, 57 High Street in Deep River on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Synagogue, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT 06412 in her memory. To share a memory of Paula or send a condolence to her family please visit Arrangements are in the care of the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.

Graveside Service

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Fountain Hill Cemetery
57 High Street
Deep River, Connecticut, United States
In the Beth Shalom Section of the Cemetery.