Ethel Nanes

Ethel Nanes (Rutberg)

Tuesday, March 11th, 1924 - Monday, April 15th, 2019
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NANES- Ethel (Rutberg)
95, of Revere formerly of Medford. Entered Eternal Rest April 15, 2019. Devoted wife of 67 years to the late Hyman Nanes. Beloved mother of Marilyn & her husband Dr. Mark Orfinger and Dr. Mark Nanes & his wife Dr. Harriette Perlstein. Cherished grandmother of Rebecca & Matthew Wexler, Emily & Steven Auletta, Dr. Benjamin Nanes and Dr. Matthew Nanes. Proud great grandmother of Hannah Wexler, Sammy Auletta and Rosie Auletta. Dear sister of the late Joseph Rutberg and Morris Rutberg. Graveside Services at the Tifereth Israel Memorial Park 232 Fuller St. Everett on Tuesday April 16 at 2:00 PM. Condolence calls may be made following the interment at Jack Satter House 420 Revere Beach Boulevard 9th Floor Revere until 5PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Temple Shalom 475 Winthrop St. Medford, MA 02155.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 2:00pm
    Tifereth Israel Memorial Park
    232 Fuller St.
    EVERETT, MA 02149
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    Rabbi Braham David
  • Interment

    Tifereth Israel Memorial Park
    232 Fuller St.
    EVERETT, MA 02149
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Barbara Fleischer-Mahoney

Posted at 07:42pm
It’s been 50 years since Ethel was a feature character in my life, back when Marilyn and I were high school best friends. One of my fondest memories of that time is after school days with Marilyn, trying but happily failing to resist eating many of Ethel’s fabulous brownies and chocolate chip cookies. I can taste them to this day.

Not only was Ethel a wonderful cook, her impeccable sense of style, often accented by her delicate and beautiful antique jewelry, was an inspiration to my young fashionista self.

Her kindness was never more evident than, when my brother Len had been struck with epilepsy, was having regular seizures and other friends were pulling away in fear, she invited him to Marilyn’s wedding anyway. My mother Rita never forgot that gesture.

I did meet up with Ethel now and then over the years when I was home visiting in Medford. Her vivacity, humor and warm smile always made me feel as if no time had passed.

My sincere condolences and affectionate hellos to Marilyn, Mark and the extended family.

Ann Mahoney

Posted at 08:58am
Our condolences to the Nanes and Orfinger families. We will remember Ethel fondly. May she rest in peace. Richard & Kathleen Mahoney & Family, Brighton MA.


Posted at 10:16pm
May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. “God is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit.”​—Psalms 34, verses 18-19.

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