December 23, 2010
Simone Greenberg, 86, died Dec. 16, 2010, at Heritage Park in Carbondale, Colo.
She was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Besancon, France to Suzanne and Nathan Wormser. A woman of incredible courage and strength, she survived the Nazi invasion in France during World War II. At the end of the war, she met and fell in love with an American G.I., Irving Greenberg, whom she married and moved with to the United States. Her American family lovingly welcomed her as the elegant, ever smiling French member of their family.
Simone and Irving eventually settled in North Miami Beach, Fla., where they raised their daughter, Rita. Simone took great pride in her occupation as a manicurist, and her natural sense of beauty and perfection made her a shining star amongst the entertainers on Miami Beach and her local customers. Always a great lover of the theater, upon her retirement she became very active both on and behind the stage at the Hollywood Community Theater. The theater provided the perfect environment for the joy she found in dancing and music.
Three years ago, when Simone fell ill, her daughter moved Simone close by to Heritage Parking Nursing Home. Once again her courage shined through in her ability to make a new life for herself and create a new family with the loving residents and caretakers at Heritage Park and Rita’s family of friends. Always a participator, she loved bingo, beading, the challenges of physical therapy, and dancing – even in her wheelchair.
Simone is survived by her daughter, Rita Sherman, her sister, Jacqueline Berkmann, and her many loving cousins living in Florida and New York. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Irving Greenberg.
A memorial will be held for Simone on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 2:30 p.m. at Heritage Park Nursing Home at 1200 Village Road in Carbondale, Colo.