Hedda Lillian Reichlin, age 98, of Manchester, CT passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 10, 2022 after a long and happy life. She was born in Ellington, CT in 1923 to parents Hyman Rashall and Emma Cantor Rashall. Hedda graduated from the University of Connecticut, received her Master’s Degree at the Eastern CT University and a 6th year degree in Education at the University of Hartford. She studied piano at the Hartt School of Music. She worked as a Social Worker before marriage, then as a Reading teacher and Project Concern teacher in Manchester, and finally for 20 years, a 2nd grade teacher at Burns School in Hartford. She was devoted to her students, her colleagues, and to teaching.
Hedda’s greatest joy was her family and friends. She was a loving wife to her late husband, Benjamin Reichlin, and a loving mother to her three sons, Loren Reichlin, Alan Reichlin, and the late David Reichlin. Hedda also leaves behind her cherished daughter-in-law, Sharon Reichlin. Hedda loved spending time with her friends here in Connecticut and in Delray Beach, Florida. She loved traveling, writing and painting. She was an active member of Beth Sholom B’nai Israel in Manchester. Hedda’s eternally youthful laughter, unshakable positivity and caring spirit was infectious and will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the David Reichlin Memorial Fund or the General Fund at Temple Beth Sholom B’nai Israel. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 14, 2022, at Manchester Funeral Home, 142 East Center Street, Manchester, CT. Burial will follow at Knesseth Israel Cemetery in Ellington. A livestream of the service will be available online.
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