Marjorie "Midge" Gottlieb Unger
January 10, 1922 ~ November 23, 2012
Marjorie Gottlieb Unger, “Midge”, 90 years old, passed away at home on November 23, 2012, surrounded by her family.
Midge was born on January 10, 1922, to the late David and Frances Gottlieb in Bronx, NY. She graduated from James Monroe High School in 1938 and received her undergraduate degree from Ohio University in 1942. She later earned a Masters degree in education from Western Connecticut State University and an Associates degree in paralegal studies from Sacred Heart University.
Midge met the love of her life, Dr. Bernard, “Bernie”, Unger at summer camp in 1941 and they were married for close to 70 years. Midge was an English teacher at Benajmin Franklin Middle School for many years. She then went on to teach paralegal studies at Sacred Heart University. She was the recipient of the Freedom Foundation award in recognition of her excellence in teaching.
An avid reader, Midge worked many years for the Norwalk Public Library system and was a long-time volunteer at the South Norwalk library. She was a Justice of the Peace for over 15 years, performing numerous marriage ceremonies and served as a member of the Norwalk Zoning Board of Appeals for over fifteen years. She and Bernie loved to travel, and spent many winters in Sarasota, Florida.
In addition to Bernie, Midge is survived by her three children, Laurie Unger of Norwalk, Hildy Guerrero of Norwalk, Dr. Henry Unger of Philadelphia. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Jordan, Lindsey and Jesse, and one great-grandchild, Hudson Bernabe. She is predeceased by her twin sister, Estelle Rosenfield, and her son-in-law, Bernie Guerrero.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow in the Temple Shalom Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, P.O. Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897.