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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Miriam J. Zuckerman, 80

Miriam Joy Zuckerman, a Westport resident for 49 years, died Feb. 12. She was 80.

She fought colon cancer for the last 14 years of her life, her family said.

Born to Dorothy Berger Dickes and Joseph Dickes on April 25, 1924 in the Bronx, NY., she graduated from Hunter College and worked for United Artists in New York City before marrying Herman Aaron Zuckerman and moving to Westport, creating beautiful flower gardens and captaining a regular tennis game.

Favorite pastimes included lunching with friends at Gold’s Deli, attending concerts with her children at Levitt Pavilion, reading, and finishing The New York Times crosswords (in ink!).

She became stepmother to Robert and Mark, both of Fairfield, Dayle of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Eric of Santa Fe, N.M. before having twin girls, Jaye Zuckerman Pockriss of North Salem, N.Y. and Kate Zuckerman of Guilford. She has seven grandchildren: Cole and Robin Pockriss of North Salem, N.Y., Rebecca Guidera of Boulder, Colo., Michele Guidera of Charleston, S.C., Benjamin Zuckerman of Chicago, Roxanne Zuckerman of Los Angeles, and Emma Zuckerman of Santa Fe, N.M.; and two nieces, Susan Dickes of Studio City, Calif., and Ellen Dickes Lubitz of Washington Township, N.J.

She was pre-deceased by her brother, Arnold Dickes, an optometrist.

A private memorial and scattering of ashes will be held in the spring in Westport.

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