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Anne B. (Shnirman) Strauss died at Kaplan Family Hospice on April 17, 2017. Born in Peabody, Nov. 10, 1916, she was a graduate of Peabody High School, 1933, attended Burdett College where she studied bookkeeping, and then worked for Rooks in Lynn. In 1940 she married Daniel Strauss, her husband of 64 years, until his passing in 2004. In 1951, she and Danny opened “The Curtain Shop of Gloucester.” In an era when most married women stayed home, this remarkable women balanced her full time working with her responsibilities as wife and mother. In 1955, she and Danny opened a second store, “Richard’s Curtain Shop” in Danvers. Although the venture was successful, soon after Anne returned to working in Gloucester with Danny to ease the toll on family life. Together they made it one of the leading family owned home decorating companies, which continues today through a third generation. She and Danny moved to Marblehead in 1955 and after years of being snowbirds, settled in Lake Worth, Fla., until returning to Woodbridge in 2013. Anne was an active member of the Eastern Star, Hadassah Sisterhood of the former Temple Beth El and recently Temple Ner Tamid. An avid golfer until age 95, she was a member of Kernwood Country Club and Fountain Country Club in Lake Worth. Anne was also a marvelous bridge player and played up to her passing. Anne was the beloved mother of Richard and wife, Debby Strauss and Michael Strauss; cherished grandmother of Robert and wife, Lindsay Strauss and Jonathan and wife, Jennifer Strauss; proud great-grandmother of Dana Strauss and Samantha Strauss; and dear sister of the late Aaron and surviving wife, Hilda Sherman, the late Lena and Max Bazer and the late Rose and Abraham Raffer.
Services will be held at Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody on Wednesday, April 19 at 1 p.m. Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Peabody. Following the interment, the family will return to Temple Ner Tamid until 5 p.m., then returning from 6:30 to 9 p.m., a minyan will be held at 7 p.m. Condolence calls may also be made at the home of Richard and Debby Strauss on Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m., with a minyan at 7 p.m., also Friday 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of one’s choice. For online condolences and directions, see www.goldmanfc.com. Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden, 1-800-982-3717.
Published on  April 18, 2017
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