Published on June 15th, 2017 | by WMJledger



Morris H. “Murray” Abramoff, 98, of Worcester, died June 13, 2017 at home at Eisenberg Assisting Living Residence. He was the husband of Ethel (Katz) Abramoff. Born in Worcester, he was the son of Israel and Eva (Glass) Abramoff. He graduated from Classical High School where he was captain of the state championship tennis team of 1936. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II where he served in the European Theater, 630th Field Artillery Battalion as the youngest First Sergeant in the army. Following his military service, he and his wife moved to New York with his brother where they operated a United Cigar Store in Astoria, Queens. After returning from New York, he worked for Snider Brothers Beef in Sutton as Sales Manager for nearly 30 years. He then worked for The Senior Advocate as an advertising sales manager where he was instrumental in the creation of the Elder Resource Guide, retiring in 2014 at the age of 95. He was a longtime volunteer at the Friendly House in Worcester. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Barbara A. Levy of Jamaica Plain and Debra Brooks and her husband, Howard, of Marblehead; two sons, Larry Abramoff and his wife, Gloria, of Worcester, and David F. Abramoff and his wife, Julie, of Fort Collins, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Levy and her husband Mico, Sarah Persing and her husband Oren, Joe Abramoff, Michael Abramoff and his wife E.J., David Brooks and his husband Thiago, Stephanie Brooks and Leah Brooks; two great-grandchildren, Liyam and Micah; and a sister, Natalie. He was predeceased by a sister, Sandra; and a brother, Harry Abramoff.  Memorial contributions may be made to Joy of Music, 1 Gorham St., Worcester, MA 01605; or Friendly House, 36 Wall St., Worcester, MA 01604.


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