Hannah Karp Laipson, 93, died Feb. 14 at the Jewish Healthcare Center. She was the widow of Myron Laipson. Born on April 27, 1925, she was the daughter of Edward Baruch Karp and Inda Kelce Karp. She graduated from Colby College, Phi Beta Kappa and earned her master’s degree at Assumption College. She taught at Assumption College and for many years at Quinsigamond Community College. She was involved in many community activities and served as the president of WISE (Worcester Institute for Senior Education) and chair of the Board of Common Cause of Massachusetts. She served as a co-president of the Worcester Section of the National Council of Jewish Women and was on the board of directors of Jewish Family Service. She was awarded the Mary E. Tobin Award by the Massachusetts Association of Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors in 1990, and the Distinguished Service Award by Common Cause. She is survived by three children, Deborah Payne, Ellen Laipson and her husband, Henri Barkey, and Adam Laipson and his wife, Erin Williams; her grandchildren, Jonathan Payne (Ellen), Sam Payne, Eli Laipson-Williams, and Maya Barkey; and two great-grandchildren, Oliver Payne and Tessa Payne. Memorial contributions may be made to WISE, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609; Common Cause of Massachusetts, 11 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108; or to the charity of the donor’s choice. RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN


Comments are closed.