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Estelle Fishman Heckheimer

November 26, 1931 - April 6, 2022

Originally from Chelsea, MA, Estelle completed her course of study in nursing at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA. She then went on to receive her Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Hunter College. Following that she went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Nursing at New York University. Early in her career she worked for the Visiting Nurse Service. Subsequent to that she worked for many years as a Professor of Nursing. Perhaps her greatest professional achievement was writing the nursing implications for the Nurse’s Drug Handbook originally published in 1977. At the time this was the only drug handbook written specifically for nurses. She also authored the book Health Promotion of the Elderly in the Community, published in 1989. When she retired she studied to become a Master Gardener through the Cornell Cooperative extension.

Estelle met Charles Heckheimer while working as a nurse at a New Hampshire summer Camp in 1953. They fell in love, got married that September and moved to NYC. This year they would have celebrated 69 years of marriage.

Estelle is survived by her husband Charles Heckheimer; son Louis Heckheimer; daughter Anne (Lorenzo) Gregorio; grandson Mateo Gregorio; brother =George (Sue) Fishman, Gerry (Barbara) Popovsky and sister Cynthia Popovsky.

Funeral Services were private

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