Services:

The funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

Burial:

Interment will follow in the IHS/Temple Shalom Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Shiva:

Shiva, a period of mourning, will be observed at the home of Vicki and Tom Tesoro beginning Sunday evening, Dec. 2 through Tuesday evening Dec. 4.

Donations:

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to The Jewish Home for the Elderly,175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT, 06825 or to a charity of your choice.

Nettie Ash Wollkind


January 23, 1913 - November 28, 2012

Nettie Ash Wollkind, 99, died peacefully Wednesday, November 28 at The Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield, CT. She was the beloved wife of the late Bert Wollkind.

Nettie was born in New York City on January 23, 1913, the daughter of Molly and Benjamin Ash. A long time resident of Norwalk, Nettie moved to Trumbull after her husband’s death in 1996 to live with her daughter. Nettie and Bert were owners of the Humpty Dumpty Toy Stores of Norwalk and Darien where they brought countless memories to a generation of adults and children alike. Nettie was a long time member of the Norwalk Jewish Community Center where she played an active role in developing youth and adult programs.

Nettie was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. All will remember her for her kindness, charm and her beautiful smile. She will forever be missed by her adoring children, her daughter Vicki and son-in-law Tom Tesoro of Trumbull, Connecticut and her son Alan and daughter-in-law Susan Wollkind of Cota de Caza, California, her most cherished grandchildren, Laura Tesoro, Melissa Tesoro, Stephen and Kristin Wollkind, and Spencer Wollkind. Nettie is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving sisters, Rose, Esther, Simmie, and her twin sister Sarah. She is survived by her sister Jeannie of Pensacola, Florida.

The family expresses their deep appreciation to the devoted caregivers and the dedicated staff of The Jewish Home for the Elderly and Evercare.

The funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow in the IHS/Temple Shalom Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Shiva, a period of mourning, will be observed at the home of Vicki and Tom Tesoro beginning Sunday evening, Dec. 2 through Tuesday evening Dec. 4.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to The Jewish Home for the Elderly,175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT, 06825 or to a charity of your choice.

  1. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Wollkind, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Mary Beth and Scott Thornton

    November 30, 2012
    Mary Beth Thornton -
  • Our sincere condolences during this very tough time. Your all in out thoughts & prayers.

    November 30, 2012
    Cory & Karen DeWeese -
  • We are sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May you find peace in your heart in the wonderful memories of her life.

    November 30, 2012
    Donna Breunig & Family -
  • Vicki, may the memories of your mother stay with you during this difficult time and always.
    Very sorry for your loss.

    יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא
    “May His great name be blessed for ever, and to all eternity”

    November 30, 2012
    Ilene & Ken Feuerberg -
  • Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish her love and your memories – they will certainly keep her with you!

    December 1, 2012
    The Tyborowski Family -
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She will always be with you in your heart.

    December 1, 2012
    Kate & Joe Donahue -
  • Nettie and her sisters were good friends to my Mom, Florence Bevet. She was a kind and loving woman and I remember Humpty Dumpty Toy Store with fond memories. Sending love and light to all who were close to her. Karyn Bevet kbevet@hvc.rr.com

    December 1, 2012
    Karyn Bevet -
  • My deepest condolences to your family. May you all find peace with the memory and blessing of her life and carry her lovingly in your hearts for all your days.

    December 2, 2012
    Lydia Gach-Dunn -
  • Dear Vicki, Alan, and whole family . . .

    My deepest condolences to you all. Words mean so little at a time like this, but want you to know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Nettie was a warm, loving, devoted Mom and Grandma to you all and she’ll never fade in your hearts and memories. May you all know of no more sorrow.

    Love,
    Roberta

    December 2, 2012
    Roberta C Gottlieb -
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have fond memories of your mom being with you at Tashua events. May the memories you hold in your heart comfort you now and always.

    December 3, 2012
    Jill Bohn -
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