PORTSMOUTH, NH – Harriet M. (Aronson) Lincoln-Mirsky, 92, of Portsmouth, NH, died peacefully April 22, 2014, following a joyous and wonderful long life. She was born in Boston, MA, October 8, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Saul and Sayde (Silverstein) Aronson.
Harriet graduated from Dorchester High School in 1938 and received a B.A. and M.A in Psychology from the University of Maine. She married the late Milton Lincoln in 1941 and they resided in Bangor, before relocating to Haverhill, MA in 1964. She subsequently married the late B. Nathan Mirsky in 1989. Harriet was a clinical psychologist at the Bangor State Hospital, the North Shore Mental Health Clinic in Salem, MA, and Masconomet High School prior to her retirement. She was an active member of Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill and many civic organizations. Harriet enjoyed her piano, opera, painting, travel, reading, and many crafts. Her greatest joys were her two granddaughters and her two great grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Alan Jay Lincoln and his wife, Carol of Portsmouth, NH; granddaughters, Debra Laurion and her husband, Philip of Alton, NH; Dr. Alisa Lincoln and her husband, Rabbi Ben Lanckton of Brookline, MA; and great-grandchildren, Noah and Talia Lanckton of Brookline; many nieces and a nephew.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24th at Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St., Haverhill, MA. Interment will follow in the Children of Israel Cemetery, Haverhill. The memorial observance will be held at her son’s residence, 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 24th, and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 25th. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund of Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill be considered. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com