Judith Helfgott


Judith Helfgott, 81, of 107 Cucumber Hill in Foster, RI, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the predeceased Martin Helfgott for 53 years. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Nathan and Rose (Yarosky) Mirsky. She was the devoted mother of Jack Helfgott (fiancé, Angela) and Leslie Dinerman (husband, Norman). She was the dear sister of Cynthia Sockut, the predeceased Charles Mirsky, and Leabeth Scandura (husband, Tony). She was the loving grandmother of Jennifer (husband, Adam), Max (wife, Rebecca), Emma (husband, Matt), and Annie; and the great grandmother of Lilah. She also leaves behind her companion, Joe Gardner.

She lived in Foster for 58 years and was the owner and operator of Helfgott Farms. She served the town of Foster as past acting town clerk, past president and member of the Foster School Committee. She was a member of Temple Beth Israel in Danielson, Connecticut; and was past co-president and secretary of the Sisterhood.

Funeral Services will be held FRIDAY, November 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Shalom Memorial Chapel; 1100 New London Ave, Cranston, RI.  To view a recording of the service, please Click Here. Shiva will be observed at Temple Beth Israel, 39 Killingly Dr, Danielson, CT, on Sunday & Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m and Tuesday 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society: TBIPS P.O. Box. 105, Taftville, CT 06380. A special heartfelt thanks to home care aide and friend Lynette White, Beacon Hospice, Kristina, and Ross.


  1. Lynette White
    Nov 19, 2021

    To the entire family, my sincere condolences. It was a pleasure getting to know Judith and her family . Bless you all. .

  2. Shelley and Michael Lack
    Nov 19, 2021

    Dear Jack and Helfgott family,
    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved mother.
    May the memory of your mother always be a blessing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time

  3. Niles Family, Foster, RI
    Nov 19, 2021

    Dear Leslie,
    Our family sends our heartfelt sympathies to you. You are an incredible daughter who gave her mother the most wonderful care when she most needed it. We are on this journey now and as difficult as it is at times, being able to keep our parents at home is the greatest gift we can give to them. May your mother now be lifted and reunited in the arms of your father.

  4. Jack Helfgott
    Nov 23, 2021

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I truly appreciate it.

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