Shirley B. Isaacson
1923 – 2010
HARPSWELL – Shirley Bornstein Isaacson, 86, formerly of 24 Clark St., Auburn, died Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Vicarage By The Sea in Harpswell where she had been a resident for the past six months.

Born in Auburn, she was the daughter of Louis and Martha Striar Bornstein. Educated locally, she graduated from Edward Little High School and then from the Beth Israel School of Nursing in Boston, Class of ’45, and also took courses at Boston University. On Dec. 1, 1946, she married Abraham L. “Sonny” Isaacson. Mr. Isaacson passed away on Dec. 3, 1981. On July 19, 1987, she married her second husband, Jack Simon, who passed away in December of 2006.

While her family was always the most important thing in her life, Shirley also found time to be active in her community as a member of the Temple Beth Abraham Synagogue, the Beth Abraham Sisterhood, Hadassah, the board of directors of Pathways and in a women’s investment club. She was always a talented artist, working in both oils and watercolors and specializing in scenes with children.

Survivors include four sons, Thomas and wife, Emily Woodbury, of Wayne, Jamie and wife, Kris Lape, of Wayne, Donnie and partner, Rocky DeRocher, of North Monmouth and Mark Simon and wife, Renee, of California; two daughters, Margery and husband, Gary Goldberg, of Auburn and Noreen and husband, Jerry Lekas, of Chicago, Ill.; three sister-in-law, Sylvia Gilvarge of Worchester, Mass., Evelyn Dvorin of West Hartford, Conn., and Esta Carp of California; grandchildren, Amy Goldberg, Matthew Goldberg and wife, Holly, Corina Burke and husband, Jay, and Leif, Graham, Emma, Leah and Stuart Isaacson, Elizabeth and Joe Lekas, Karli Fallows and husband, Tom, Adam Folsom, Ethan Clark and wife, Cindy and Sylvia and husband, Bob Hooks; and great-grandchildren, Hali Isaacson, River Fallows, Morgan Folsom, Grayce Guimond Goldberg, Sophia and Dylan Clark and Zachary and Dexter Hooks.

The family would like to thank all of her caregivers for the loving care they gave her during her illness. 

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