Age 88, in Delray Beach, FL and formerly of Revere and Medway, died October 24, 2020. Beloved wife of the late George Trachtenberg. Devoted mother of Randi Beth Sofman and her husband Lewis of Bradenton, FL and Ross Trachtenberg and his wife Laurie of Natick. Loving grandmother of Blair Stone and Tye Trachtenberg. Sister of the late Karen Orlandino, Joel Rudom, and Arlene Watson. Aunt of Darren Merrill and his wife Yvonne. Sister in Law of Della Lambert. Aunt of Eric Goldberg, Marcy Saunders, Jodi Moran, Beth Williams, David Trachtenberg and many great nieces and nephews. Cousin of Ellie Forman and Muriel Walpert. Daughter of the late Alexander and Beaulah (Newman) Rudom.
Friends and family described Daurice as a “force of nature” and she truly was. She lived her life to the fullest. She enjoyed cruising the Caribbean, her exercise classes, reading mysteries and playing mahjongg. She was always moving and always busy, making certain that she had things to look forward to. She was always grateful for her health and independence.
From her humble beginnings in the West End of Boston, she went on to graduate Framingham State College in 1954, receiving a teaching degree that she honored by serving her students for over forty years. She genuinely loved being a teacher. Her service to the town made her iconic in Medway. She truly impacted the lives of her students and her family is proud to have past students and administration reach out to share stories of how much they enjoyed having her as their teacher and co-worker.
Daurice and George were married for 48 years. They left their familiar city roots to settle in a small town and adapted and flourished. They bought a place on Revere Beach to continue to enjoy where they met and where they spent so much time in their youths.
She had such strength and fortitude, even in her last days. She did not suffer fools gladly and she always did things on her terms. She lived in the present and many lessons were learned from watching her in her later years. She developed new friendships in Florida and maintained longstanding friendships. She always sent out birthday cards, anniversary cards and holiday cards. Her fantastic sense of humor and brutal honesty will be sorely missed.
Daurice had a life well-lived and has left behind a wonderful legacy. Her family is inspired to continue on the path that she started and to carry her in their hearts and live life with the same strength, courage, perseverance, determination and grace that she did.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), in care of Office of the Recording Secretary, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Check payable to President and Fellows of Harvard College or on-line at https://community.alumni.harvard.edu/give/10907682.
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