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Lauretta L. Abrams

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March 28, 2011 |

d. March 24, 2011

Lauretta L. Abrams, originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., but happily transplanted to Davis, died peacefully on March 24, 2011. Though she really wanted to live until 98 and 7 months (so she could beat her mother) she succumbed to a long-term illness quite suddenly at 77 years young.

Lauretta grew up in Brooklyn and loved her time there. She had a gorgeous marriage, was involved and in love with her children, and held an important full-time job. She spent evenings designing and sewing needlepoint pictures, most of which she gave away as gifts to family and friends.

In October 1990 she moved out of New York to live with her daughter in Davis. Lauretta in Davis was a match made in heaven. Within a month, she was doing food preparation at the annual Thanksgiving dinner. She volunteered at the Davis Community Meals for more than a decade and, until recently, helped out at the USDA food giveaways. She rediscovered her love of knitting and found a way to marry her generosity and creativity. She began knitting chemo and preemie caps, scarves, prayer shawls, blankets, slippers and bears. Most recently, she began crafting blankets for sheltered animals to make them more adoptable.

Lauretta lived at Dos Pinos Co-Op, which was the perfect venue for her because it has a built-in community for meeting new friends and sharing stories and holiday traditions. She particularly loved doing Passover and Hanukkah parties. Lauretta had very dear friends at Dos Pinos and for this her family is immensely grateful.
Around nine or 10 years ago, she joined a memoirs class. The writings she was asked to do, her teacher, and her family of students enriched her, sustained her, and brought endless joy to her. And it resulted in a spectacular written history for her family to treasure.

In addition to daughter Marian Abrams Pasela and husband Guy Pasela from Dunsmuir and son Michael Abrams and wife Caren in Sacramento, Lauretta leaves behind her sisters: Sydney Davidson in Texas, Edith Huttner and Marilyn Schulman in New York; her nieces Sue Ellen Brezinsky (and husband Vince) in Texas, Sheri Huttner in New York, Marion Golin (and husband Eric) in Massachusettes, nephews Howard Davidson (and wife Christine) in England, Barry Huttner in Maryland; grandnieces Melissa, Samantha and Melanie; cousins Judith Gefter and Susan Gefter in Davis, brother-in-law Jerome Abrams in New York and cousin Miriam Bernstein in New York. And Lauretta leaves behind dozens of loving friends.

Lauretta left this world much too soon, but in her time here, she lived fully, with a great sense of humor, intense joy and wonder, love and generosity. Her children and family miss her dearly and wish to thank all her friends for the love, support, and kindness extended to her.

A memorial is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider continuing Lauretta’s legacy through donations to Davis Community Meals, Sutter Davis Hospital Foundation or the Davis Senior Center. Or volunteer at your favorite organization.

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