Borish, Hope F.

CHEVY CHASE, MD

Borish, Hope Fain, 92, died Tuesday, April 30, at Suburban Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Philip Borish for 67 years. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Ruth (Linder) Fain. Hope was a graduate of Boston University and earned a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University.

Hope was active in several local organizations including Congregation Beth-El of Montgomery County, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and Phillips Collection Museum. She was also a member of Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women, American Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Women International, Kennedy Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Robin Hood Foundation and Holocaust Museum.

Devoted mother of Marilyn Siegel (Ralph) of Skokie, IL, Ellen Goldring (late Shmuel) of Nashville, TN, Peter Borish (Julie) of New York City, NY and twins, Anne Borish (Barbara) of Evanston, IL and Linda Borish of Kalamazoo, MI. Dear sister of the late Howard Fain and Muriel Fain Sher. Loving grandmother of Moshe Siegel (Katie), Micha Siegel (Susie), Noam Siegel (Amy), Ariel Goldring (Lisa), Oren Goldring, Isabel Grant (Zack), Harley Borish and Eliza Borish. Cherished great grandmother of Annie, Maddie and Jacob Siegel, Sarah and Hannah Siegel, Isla and Henry Siegel, Mia Goldring and Elodie Fain Grant.

Graveside services will be held Friday, May 3, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Prevention of Blindness, 3716 Howard Ave., Kensington, MD 20895, or Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, 701 4th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001. Shiva is private.

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7 Comments

  1. SONIA RAIZES
    May 1, 2024

    PLEASE CONVEY MY DEEP SYMPATHY TO YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. THEY WERE DEVOTED CHIDREN BY CONSTANLY COMING TO VISIT AND SEEING TO HOPE’S EV ERY NEED.
    HOPE WAS A LOVING MOTHER TO HOLD SUCH G RE AT RESPECTF FROM HER CHIDREN. SHE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED HERE AT 5 STAR.

  2. Mark Gross
    May 2, 2024

    What a great lady, a real mensch. Clearly she was misnamed at birth however. “Hope” had nothing to do with it. Mrs. Borish made certain that all her kids accomplished their dreams. There was no “hope” involved. She may has well have been named “Willpower” or Earnestness”. May her memory be a blessing to all the Borishes and her entire mishpachah.

  3. Freda Resnick
    May 3, 2024

    My deepest condolences to Hope’s wonderful family. She always set the bar higher and was a dear and cherished friend. I most admire her compassion, wit, determination and independence. She was a true role model and an inspiration to all. Hope will be sorely missed.

  4. Margaret Hester
    May 3, 2024

    Sincere condolences Hopes family. I do know she will be missed. We spent many a day together at the Prevention of Blindness.

  5. George Franklin
    May 3, 2024

    I met Hope in a grief support group after she lost her beloved Philip and I lost my dear sister Anne. She was a good person to talk to, and we kept in touch by phone after the group concluded. We had a nice conversation just before Pesach, and we planned to talk again after the holiday.

    May all of her family and friends find comfort in their memories.

  6. Barbara and Richard Marcus
    May 5, 2024

    Marilyn: We saw the obituary in the Washington Post. We are indeed sorry for your loss. We send you our love and if you will be in the DC area, please let us know. Hakom y’nachem etchem b’toch sh’ar aveilei tzion v’yerushalyim. Barbara and Richard

  7. Morelyn Weisman
    May 6, 2024

    Hope was an active member of our Bereavememt Support Group. We are online every Wednesday Evening.
    I was shocked and saddened to learn that Hope had passed away.
    She had been present on Wednesday two weeks ago.
    All the members of our Bereavement Group will greatly miss
    Hope. Her presence and input were inciteful and useful to all
    of our members. We will miss Hope very much.

    Our wishes for Hope’s Family are that their Memories of times together will be of comfort in time to come.

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