Estelle Ratner

Estelle E. Ratner

Friday, May 1st, 1931 - Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Estelle E. Ratner, 89 of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away on May 25, 2020 at Vassar Bros. Medical Center. She was the youngest of 10 children born on May 1, 1931 in Albany, NY the daughter of Jacob & Sadie Simonoff Oresky. Estelle married Paul M. Ratner, DDS on April 29, 1956 in the Bronx, NY. He survives at home. Following her marriage they came to Liberty, NY and help started her husband's practice. After a few years they moved to Poughkeepsie to establish the business they had here for many years. Estelle worked with her husband as Dental/Medical Assistant.
Estelle and Paul were members of Temple Beth-El in Poughkeepsie and she was honored as the Women's District #1 Chapter Financial Secretary for B'nai B'rith. Estelle was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She loved playing tennis with her family and friends and was a great dancer.
Survivors include her sons: Mark (Terri) Ratner of Millbrook, NY; Stuart (Linda) Ratner of Monroe, CT. and a daughter: Dawn Boeckel and partner John Harrington of Poughkeepsie, NY. There are 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services are private and burial will be in the family plot in Temple Beth-El Cemetery. Rabbi Daniel Victor will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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    Temple Beth-El Cemetery
    Rt. 44
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Linda Sammarco White

Posted at 07:27am
Dear Paul and family,
We were sorry to learn of Estelle’s passing. My family has many fond memories of you both. My mom, Grace Sammarco and Estelle shared many fine times together. May she Rest In Peace and May your memories help you through this time.

Dr Howard L Friedman

Posted at 10:24am
So sorry for your loss, I have fond recollections of her from many DCDS professional and social meetings.

The Rehab Staff at Waterview and Salem Hills

Posted at 06:27pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 01:14pm
Dear Mark,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I was so glad to have met her at your wedding. Her and your Dad were so much fun ! She was a lovely, beautiful woman. Keeping you and your family close in my prayers during this very difficult time.

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