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Mimi Mishcon, 90, teacher, therapist, sculptor

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By Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 Obituaries

Mildred Barbara Robins Mishcon, known as Mimi, formerly of Washington, Conn., Long Boat Key, Fla., and New York City passed peacefully on November 2, 2014 in her adopted home in The Berkshires, attended by her family. She was born on February 27, 1924.

During her long and stylish life, she had worked for Good Housekeeping Magazine, as well as having been a teacher, family therapist, charter member of The Jane Austen Society, and an accomplished sculptor.

She had been happily married, first to Bernard Spiegel for 18 years before he died at age 38. Later, she became the beloved wife of Sidney Mishcon, their union lasting 43 years, until Sidney’s death in 2006.

Mimi and Sidney were devoted to each other, demonstrating marriage at its best. As parents, they were generous, intelligent, and cultured. They raised our family with books, theater, music, art, humor, and sport. Together, they set up homes, played golf, tennis, skied, entertained graciously, and actively supported many organizations including The Child Guidance Association and both The Metropolitan and Sarasota Operas. Mimi was the dedicated matriarch of a successful, blended family, as well as having been an exemplary daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.

She leaves behind sons, Arnold and Jonathan; daughters, Judy, Melissa and June; son-in-law, Charles (Ferris); daughters-in-law, Lori and Vicky; grandchildren, Alyssa, Lindsay (husband, Mathew Cohen), Hillary, Samuel, Jacqueline, Bennett, and great-grand daughters, Lila and Emmy.

She was pre-deceased by adored son, Andrew Eugene in 1983, and treasured grandson, Harrison Andrew (Kleinfeld) in 2013.

Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.


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