Ethel Schwartz


Schwartz, Ethel, 92, died Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Fall River Jewish Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Israel “Red” Schwartz. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Israel and Celia (Cohen) Sanft, she was a longtime resident of Swansea. She was an inspector for Firestone, US Records and United Merchants, retiring in 1991. Ethel also sold Avon in her community. She was a graduate of Durfee High School, Class of ’46.  She was a former member of the JWV Auxiliary and member and former secretary of the Pioneer Women.

Dear sister of Aaron Sanft of Gilbert, AZ and the late Lloyd, Abraham, Louis, Sonny, William, Bertha, Ruth, Rose, Goldie and Shirley.  She is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Funeral services and shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


  1. Judi St Hilaire
    Sep 19, 2020

    My heartfelt condolences to Ethel’s family and friends. I only new her for a few years but I was always impressed with her friendly, sweet demeanor and her sharp wit. I’m so glad that we became friends. I’m content knowing that you are in heaven and reunited with your one and only, “Red”. Much love, Judi

  2. Lew Brooks
    Sep 20, 2020

    My dear cousin Ethel who taught me so many things in our twenty years together, may you rest in eternal peace with the love of your life Israel ” Red” Schwartz. May G_D forever hold you in his loving embrace. Cousin Dorothy and Nathan and myself saw a white dove in my yard the day after you left this earth. I know that was you telling us you are ok and at peace. I will always love you and consider it is a mitzvah you came into my life. Your loving cousin forever Lew.

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