Bessie Lindenbaum, 107


ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLA. – Bessie Lindenbaum, a retired real estate broker and investor, died  Jan. 27 at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Lindenbaum.  She was born in Lanovits, Poland, a daughter of the late Nathan and Chana Rosenberg and step-daughter of the late Rifka Rosenberg. She was a Rhode Island resident until 2002 when Charlie passed away and  she was living in Royal Palm Beach.

In partnership with her late husband, she had been a real estate owner, broker and investor, and remained an active member of that industry until she was 97 years old. 

Bessie was a member of Temple Beth-El, the Glocester Heritage Society (which honored her long and adventurous life at a special ceremony  in April 2015) and a lifelong member of the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Society, which published a story of her migration from Poland to the village of Chepachet, the only Jewish family to live there.

She enjoyed gardening, she was a prideful baker who could make a world class noodle kugel, and a very skillful bridge player. She enjoyed theater, concerts and movies and her success in business allowed her and Charlie to travel the world. 

Bessie was the devoted mother of Ken Linden and his wife, Linda Leyden-Bernal, of Pennsauken, New Jersey and the late Roberta Fox; a beloved sister of the late Irving Rosenberg, Anna Weinbaum and Moses Rosenberg, and cherished grandmother of Natalie Winne and Todd Fox, and an adored great-grandmother of Adam and Dylan Winne.  

Contributions in her memory may be made to Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence, RI 02906.