Avery R. (Goldman) Plotkin, 93, of Greenfield, formerly of Orange/Athol, died after a brief illness Aug. 31 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. She was the widow of Charles Plotkin. Born and raised in Worcester, she was the daughter of Daniel and Rachel (Ellowitz) Goldman. She was a 1940 graduate of Commerce High School in Worcester. With a talent and interest in commercial art, she attended The Vesper George School of Art in Boston. She worked for 30 years in insurance at the Robert Plotkin and James D. Kimball Insurance Agencies. She was an active member of Temple Israel in Athol and of the affiliated Hadassah chapter. In the Orange/Athol area she was the president of both the Ladies Aid Society and the Quota Club. After moving to Greenfield in 1999, Avery joined Temple Israel, volunteered at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, served as a board member on the Greenfield Council on Aging, and was president of the Mill House Activities Association. She is survived by four daughters, Bonnie G. Meister and her husband, Richard, of Asheville, N.C., Elaine J. Dove of Longmeadow, Debra J. Lanou and her husband, Stephen, of Northfield, and Carol S. Plotkin and her husband, Randolph Offord, of Wakefield; a brother, Norman Gault of Florida; two sisters, Evelyn Hirsch of Arkansas and Joy (Freddie) Poll of Israel; nine grandchildren, Sarah Articolo and her husband Mark, Joshua Matthews and his wife Rebecca, Stefanie Washburn and her husband Michael, Aaron Lanou and his husband Rex Huang, Jeremy Lanou, Michael Byrne and his wife Catherine, Alexander Byrne and his wife Kerin, Ashleigh LaPierre and her husband Kelly, and Benjamin Offord; two great-grandchildren Charlie and Oliver Matthews; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Sidney Goldman; and a sister, Lucille Malchman. Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries or a charity of the donor’s choice. RICHARD PERLMAN OF THE MILES FUNERAL HOME IN HOLDEN


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