Miriam was born in Boston, one of three children of Morris and Bessie Solomon. She grew up, lived, and worked as an office assistant for Optometrist Doctor Simons in Boston until starting a family. She loved volunteer work, especially the American Cancer Society or just playing cards.
Miriam’s husband, Joseph Leavitt passed away in 2006. She is survived by her two children, Phillip E. Leavitt of Shrewsbury and Marsha Crum and her husband David of Wallingford, Pa.; two grandchildren she dearly loved, Anna and Benjamin Leavitt; and nieces, nephews, and extended family members. A brother, Allen Solomon, and sister, Leah Raitman, both predeceased her.
She was a beautiful person who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life; spending time with family and friends, family dinners, talks over coffee with family or dear friends. Her unwavering faith in family kept her grounded and helped her through life’s challenges. Miriam’s passing leaves a hole in our hearts but her loving and caring soul and special memories will not be forgotten.
Funeral services for Miriam and burial in Moses Mendelson Cemetery in West Roxbury will be held privately. The family will sit Shiva Thursday, Dec. 31, from 3-5 p.m., at Temple B’nai Shalom, 117 East Main St., Westborough. The Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel of Worcester is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial remembrances in Miriam’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society, Central New England Region, 43 Nagog Park Ste 110, Acton, MA 01720-3426.