Ethel Greenblatt, 90, of Heritage Crest, died Tuesday March 23, 2021 peacefully in her home. She was born Ethel Bernice Tabershaw on May 26, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Arnold and Mildred (Schwartzman) Tabershaw. She received her college degree from the New York School of Education, New York, New York. She was married in 1959 to the late Arthur P. Greenblatt, who died in 1995. She raised her family in Watertown, Connecticut.
Ethel began a career in advertising for a major chain of department stores and worked in New York's Diamond district for a diamond merchant. Most notably, Ethel was an Art and Antiques dealer for over 40 years initially operating in a small barn on the property of the late Bruce Gilbert in Watertown, and then in Woodbury establishing Grass Roots Antiques.
Ethel is survived by her beloved children, son Andrew Greenblatt of Luverne, Alabama, daughter Laura Greenblatt and her husband Carlo Dianzani of Montespertoli, Italy, sister Julie Geller of New York, New York, grandson Richard of Luverne, Alabama, nephew William Geller and his wife Stacey of Rye Brook, New York, niece Elizabeth Geller of Plainfield, New Jersey, several cousins, great nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
In Lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Helen Keller Institute, New York or any other charity for the visually impaired.
Friends may call the Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 2 School Street on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 1 - 3 pm.
A private graveside service will be held at Wellwood Cemetery in West Babylon, New York.
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