Paulette Blaufox

Obituary of Paulette Blaufox

July 19, 1938-April 28, 2023

We mourn the loss of Paulette Blaufox devoted wife of Morton Donald Blaufox and loving mother of Laurie Blaufox Lee, Ellen Blaufox and Andrew Blaufox, grandmother of Aaron Blaufox, Miranda Lee, Nicholas Lee, Abigail Lee and Claire Blaufox, Paulette was born in the Bronx and spent a short time at Music and Art High School in Manhattan. She soon decided that this was not the life for her and transferred to Morris High School in the Bronx, where she graduated as valedictorian. She attended the City College of New York, majoring in teaching. During her senior year at City College. She was voted City College Queen. She graduated Salutatorian from the College. Paulette worked summers at hotels in the Catskills where she met her soon-to-be husband Don (Morton Donald) Blaufox. Upon graduating from City she began teaching second grade at Hunts Point in the Bronx while living in Parkchester. She taught there for about 1 1/2 years before she and Don moved to Rochester, Minnesota. In Rochester, she continued to teach elementary school until she had her first child, Laurie. She gave birth to their second child Ellen in December 1964 while still living in Rochester where Don was in residency at the May Clinic The couple moved to Boston Massachusetts so that Don could continue his medical training as a fellow at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. In July of 1966 they moved back to New York City acquiring a home in Westchester, City of Rye, and Andrew was born in January 1967. During these years Paulette spent the majority of the time as a full-time mother. But as the children got older and began to attend graduate school. Paulette was able to attend the College of New Rochelle where she obtained a Masters Degree in Education. A few years later, she took a course at the New School and received a certificate for teaching art therapy. Throughout her life, Paulette spent a considerable amount of time touring museums and had several different positions helping children with reading disabilities. Her first love was always her family to which she devoted most of her energy. Their success and happiness was her primary aim. She served as a member of the Rye Art Center committee and also as a member of the African Arts Council for the Neuberger Museum. When the children became older and began to attend college. Paulette traveled with Don throughout the world attending medical meetings and sightseeing in over 60 countries. She also enjoyed performing and participated in several regional theaters. She was an accomplished sculptress and artist. In her later years, she developed dementia but always continued to recognize the family and to express a love for them. She is greatly missed.

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