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Irwin Zagoren
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Obituary for Irwin Zagoren

We are saddened by the passing of Irwin Zagoren on December 28, 2017. He was 82 years old.

Irwin graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1953 and received his B.S. in Industrial Administration from the University of Connecticut in 1958. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Hartford in 1972.

Mr. Zagoren was part of the management team at EIS Automotive Corporation for over 40 years. After retirement, he kept busy working for various organizations including Campus Yellow Pages, Xenelis Construction, and One MacDonough Place. He also taught at Middlesex Community College.

Irwin was a member and past president of Congregation Adath Israel. He was on many committees at the congregation, and was also recognized for his contributions to the Israeli Bond Drive. He was also President of family organization Zagoren Family Unity, Inc. for almost 20 years, and was active in the Country Cousins Club as well. He had a pleasing personality and enjoyed meeting people. Irwin will truly be missed.

He is survived by his loving wife Lenore (Shlien) Zagoren of 59 years; his children, Jeffrey Zagoren and wife Jacqueline of Canton, CT; his daughter Barbara Tuck and husband Stuart of Revere, MA; his sister Minna Gregerman and husband Ira of Holden, MA; his brother Stephen Zagoren and wife Gail Carone of Northport, NY; his grandchildren Rebecca Whiddon and husband Richard, Katie Tuck, Aaron Zagoren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Congregation Adath Israel, 8 Broad Street, Middletown, CT at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 31st, with Rabbi Seth Haaz officiating. Interment will follow at Adath Israel Cemetery on Pine Street in Middletown. Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions could be made to Congregation Adath Israel, P.O. Box 537, 8 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457, or to a charitable organization of the donor’s choice. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

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Congregation Adath Israel Synagogue

8 Broad Street
Middletown, CT 06457

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Adath Israel Cemetery

Pine Street
Middletown, CT 06457


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