Florence L. Katz


Katz, Florence L., 96, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Morris Katz. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Isaac and Rose (Lefkowitz) Lipman, she had lived in Westport for 10 years, previously living in New Bedford.  She owned Morris Motors and Morris Auto Supplies with her husband, retiring in 1980. Florence was a member of Tifereth Israel, Jewish Federation, Order of the Eastern Star and volunteered for the Disaster Committee for the Red Cross. Devoted mother of Frederic Katz of Needham, Louise Katz of New Bedford, Howard Katz and his wife, Donna, of Fairhaven, Carol Katz of Westport and the late Andrew Katz. Dear sister of the late Samuel Lipman, Eva Meyer, Ida Lipman, Kate Hurwitz and Gertrude Nevins. Loving grandmother of Joshua, Adam, Jeremiah, Jocelyn, Deb, Jeff, Erica, and Rose. Cherished great grandmother of Gus, Norbu and Olivia. Graveside services will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. in Plainville Cemetery, Old Plainville Rd., New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Ziskind School Fund, c/o Tifereth Israel, 145 Brownell Ave., New Bedford, MA 02740. Shiva will be private.


  1. Cheryl Ashton-Simao
    Mar 22, 2017

    Carol & family i am so sorry for your loss. Many many great memories of such a wonderful woman.

    Mar 22, 2017

    My condolences to the family.

  3. AL Pelletier
    Mar 23, 2017

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Florence. Such a nice Lady and had the pleasure of knowing. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  4. Bob Fontaine
    Mar 23, 2017

    Florence was always a special lady, almost a surrogate Mom for me. So sorry to hear of her passing.

  5. Joe Borges & Family
    Mar 23, 2017

    Louise and Family we are sorry for the loss of Mrs. Katz.

    Joe. Marcia, Alex and Justin

  6. Deanne Gomes-Stanley
    Mar 23, 2017

    Sending my love and prayers to the family. Bubbeh was a special lady.

  7. Neal Ribeiro
    Mar 23, 2017

    We are in Florida, condolennces to the family. She was a dear lady and enjoyed knowing her these past 50+ yeas.

    A life well lived


  8. Lois Araujo Barros
    Mar 23, 2017

    Dear Carol & Family,
    My deepest sympathy, on the loss of your Mother, and I’m keeping your family in my prayers during this difficult time .

    • Lois Araujo Barros
      Mar 23, 2017

      Dear Carol & Family,

      My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. I’m keeping you and your loved ones in my prayers during this difficult time .

  9. Barbara and Howard Gold
    Mar 23, 2017

    Condolences to the entire family for the loss of our favorite aunt. The last of the Lipman girls, she was a role model.
    Barbara and Howie

  10. Christine Sylvia (Crape)
    Mar 23, 2017

    Louise, Carol and Howie, I am so sorry to read about the passing of your mother. She was always so nice to me whenever I came to your house on Hawthorn Street. Such a sweetheart….I will always have great memories of the past. God Bless.

  11. John V. Segalla
    Mar 23, 2017

    Louise, my sincere condolences to you and your family. I know how much your mother meant to you. You will remain in my prayers.

  12. Susan Bellotti Silva
    Mar 23, 2017

    So sorry about the passing of Mom Katz. She was such a sweet lady. Butch and I often talked about the times at the house on Hawthone St. I am so glad I had the opportunity to know her.

  13. Michael and Linda Vincent
    Mar 23, 2017

    Our condolences to the family. We’re sorry for your loss, Howie.

  14. Peggy Spangler
    Mar 24, 2017

    Condolences to the family. Such a kind and sweet lady..

  15. Caryn Jackson koffman
    Mar 24, 2017

    Dear Fred, carol and Howie,
    I was so very sorry to hear that Florence had passed away. I have so many fond memories of her and the Katz kids from way back that warm my heart. May you find solace in your memories of that very special woman.
    Always your friend,

  16. Joyce Sabino
    Mar 24, 2017

    My deepest sympathy to all of her children and extended family. Florence was such a gracious lady, she warmly welcomed everyone, and was always smiling! She will always be remembered with love. Love and prayers to her family.

  17. Helen and Thomas Coucci
    Mar 24, 2017

    Dear Howie. So sorry to see that your Mom has passed. You and Donna were so importantant to my Mom . Although I did not know your Mom ,from what I have read about her she must have been very special. So Sorry, Helen and Tom Coucci

  18. Gail machado
    Mar 24, 2017

    Louise & famiy, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Gail Machado (ups)

  19. Judy (Barash) Blumberg
    Mar 24, 2017

    So much history! My family and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Your mother will be remembered always . Such a kind, intelligent, strong, lovely woman.

  20. Renee F Sousa
    Mar 27, 2017

    Dear Louise,

    Although I recently met you when you would feed your mom at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home, I am sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your mom, but I can tell that she along with your dad,brought you up well and they were good parents. You are in my thoughts.

    Renee Sousa
    daughter of Lucille Kolbeck

  21. Rose katz
    Mar 28, 2017

    Thank you all so much for your condolences at this very hard time
    Sincerely Rose Katz

    Florence’s youngest grandchild

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