Sylvia 'Simmie' (Goldman) Hirsch

Born: Tue., Sep. 18, 1917
Died: Thu., Jan. 24, 2013

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Morris Funeral Home
40 Main St.
Southborough,  MA  01772

508 485 4111  office

Sylvia (Goldman) "Simmie" Hirsch, 95, a long-time Southborough resident, died on Thursday, January 24, 2013, surrounded by her family.

She was the wife of Morris Hirsch, who passed away in 2002.

Born and raised in Worcester, she was the daugther of the late Israel and Anna (Kladowska) Goldman.  In 1939 she graduated from UMass-Amherst with a Bachelor's degree in the emerging science of microbiology. She and Morris married in 1943; they were together for 60 years.  After her youngest child entered middle school in 1964,  she worked for Marlboro Hospital as a Bacteriologist for over 20 years.  Simmie was an avid reader and was known for her skill at solving word puzzles. Unselfish to a fault, no pleasure was both more simple and more profound for her than looking after her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Tony Hirsch of Rochester; and Peter Hirsch of Marlborough.  She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Martha Hirsch and her daughter-in-law Roberta (Neumann) Hirsch.

Services are private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to New Bedford Women's Center,  405 Court St.  New Bedford,  MA  02740

Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough.  To leave words of condolence for the family, please visit

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   Posted Mon February 04, 2013
Mrs. Hirsch,
I will always remember your warm smile and kind heart. You were one of three neighborhood grandmothers to us Sehgal girls as we grew up. I have many fond memories of visits with you in your living room and porch area and will miss you in the neighborhood dearly. But I am happy to think of you somewhere under a rainbow drinking lemonade and iced tea, talking about tomato plants and gardening with Mr. Hirsch, Daddy, Libby and Mrs. Newman...

My thoughts and prayers are with Peter and Tony.
All my love,