Rose S. Levine

ATHOL — Rose S. Levine, 98, of Athol, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at home surrounded by family and her loving caregiver, Sharon Bassett.

She was born in Gardner, on Nov. 28, 1916, one of seven children, to the late Hyman Sandrof and the late Freida Sandrof, owners of Sandrof’s Men’s and Women’s Clothing Store for many years on Pleasant Street.

She graduated from Gardner High School and left as a young woman to move to New York City. She studied fashion design at Traphagen Institute, now the Fashion Institute. She worked designing shoes in the fashion industry, and fashion was always a love of hers. She met her husband Arthur M. Levine of New York City and they married in 1939. Her husband served in the Army Infantry in the South Pacific as a medic. They moved to Queens after the war and built a home. She was an accomplished artist in many mediums but found her passion in Chinese painting which she studied with a Chinese Master. Her needle art was meticulous and beautiful, as was her sense of interior decoration and design, as exemplified by her home, with an array of antique and beautiful fabrics.

She traveled, was a great cook and was active in Temple Israel of Jamaica for many years.

She leaves one son, Ken Levine and his wife Janet Palin of Petersham; one brother, Morris Sandrof of Leominster; one grandson, Jacob Levine of Tokyo; one granddaughter, Molly Levine of Burlington, Vt.; two great-grandchildren, Hanae and Akari Takahaski-Levine of Tokyo; and many nieces and nephews around the country.

At her request, there will be no services.

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Mack Family Funeral Homes, Fiske-Murphy & Mack location, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is directing arrangements.

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