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Dorothy Eleanor Freda

April 16, 1925 — November 15, 2023


Dorothy Eleanor Freda


Elle Freda, 98, of Charleston, SC & Garrison, NY, widow of Joseph William Freda entered into eternal rest Wednesday, November 15, 2023.  We will honor her memory on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the chapel at Gutterman's, 8000 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, NY at 11:00 AM.  She will be laid to rest at the Mount Ararat Cemetery, 1165 route 109, Long Island, NY at 12:30PM.  Arrangements will be made by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel, Charleston & Gutterman's Funeral Home, Long Island.

Elle was born on April 16, 1925 in New York, NY.  Daughter of the late Samuel Epstein & Sylvia Starkman Epstein.  Elle & Joe founded and successfully grew their company, Pilgrim Promotions, Ltd.  She loved her beautiful home in Garrison, NY and enjoyed her family, friends & travel.

She is survived by her two daughters Rhonnilynne "Rhonni" Malino (Harvey) of Charleston, SC and Lauraine Steier Harrison of Nyack, NY; five grandchildren: Gideon Malino (Allison), Morgan Malino (Mary Jo), Jessica Venezia (Ryan), Lindsay Melvin (Jeffrey) and Dylan Harrison; five great grandsons: Marshall, Shane, Sebastian, Jeremy and Graham; four great granddaughters:  Madelyn, Sabrina, Natasha & Greta.

Memorials may be made to:  UJA - Israel Emergency Fund or the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) in lieu of flowers.

Shiva will be held in Lauraine’s home.  It will start Sunday evening until 8:00PM, and Monday & Tuesday from 1:00PM to 8:00PM at 170 Cedar Hill Avenue, Nyack, NY.

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