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Rebecca Davidoff, 92, Stamford Interior Designer

STAMFORD, Conn. – Rebecca Davidoff, a resident of Stamford, died Wednesday, June 8. She was 92.

Born Oct.1,1923, in Istanbul, Turkey, she was the second daughter of Moise and Meryam Behar Eskenazi.

She was a professional interior designer who worked for W&J Sloane Inc. before starting her own company, Rebecca Davidoff Interiors. She proudly held the office of president of the CT Chapter of the American Society of Interior Design. Davidoff was an accomplished artist, completing many beautiful paintings during her lifetime.

In the waning days of World War II, she met her husband, Norman Davidoff, who was able to immigrate her to the United States under the "War Brides Act." They were married Sept. 8, 1946, in Stamford, where they became an integral part of the community for more than 60 years.

She is survived by her three children, Merrill Davidoff and his companion Melissa Jackson and daughter-in-law Kayann Davidoff of Philadelphia, Pa., Lawrence Davidoff and his wife Joan Simonelli of Stamford and Andrew Davidoff and his wife Roxana of Stamford and Newport Coast, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Nicholas Davidoff and his wife Jessica, Alex Davidoff, Mark Davidoff, Nicole Simonelli, Diane Holcombe and her husband Andrew, Madeline Davidoff, Samantha Davidoff, Lucas Davidoff, Ethan Davidoff and Neiva Davidoff; three great-grandchildren. Brenna Mulhall, Matthew Mulhall and Sophie Spoto; and many friends and family.

She was predeceased by her husband Norman Davidoff; and sisters Zizi Lebow and Terri Schembry.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Agudath Sholom Synagogue, 301 Strawberry Hill Ave., Stamford. Interment to follow at Independent Lodge Cemetery, Darien.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Stamford EMS or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, Stamford Emergency Medical Services.

Arrangements are under the care of Shippan's Thomas M Gallagher Funeral Home.

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