Estelle Rae Shapiro

Benjamin & Gertrude
Estelle in the early 1930's
Her 3 older siblings: Joseph, Henrietta, Saul

July 27, 1928  -- November 14, 2007

Born in Brooklyn just before the Great Depression, her parents Benjamin and Gertrude were Polish immigrants who escaped pre-Holocaust Europe to discover the wonders and freedoms of America. Estelle was the youngest of 4 siblings -- the babe in her family, and the sole survivor in the end.

Julia Richman HS Graduate

After moving to Manhattan in her teens, she graduated
Julia Richman High School in 1944, where the caption
beneath her yearbook photo says it all.
(Click photo to enlarge).

Estelle during the '30s & '40s