Headstone Translation from Hebrew #translation


Need translation of the attached headstone which may be my maternal great-grandmother. I found it on FindaGrave (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192165663/esther-grossberg). Have not found the corresponding UK Civil Death Record.

Thanks in advance.
-Jack Sterling Friedman

Sterling/Grosberg/Segal – Manchester, Leeds, London, UK and Tryskiai-Trishik, Siauliai, Lithuania

Napolion/Bik/Siekin – Daugavspils-Dvinsk and Michaliskes, Latvia, Uzpaliai-Uszpol and Braslav, Lithuania

Sagat/Sa[bg]owski – Nowogrod and Bialystok, Poland

Friedman – Akron, Ohio and Bocejkovo, Beshenkovitz, Polotsk, Belarus


"Here lies an old and esteemed woman, daughter of Aba, her stature was honest and pleasant, she offered help to the depressed, praised by her acquaintances, she passed from the lives of her sons and daughters in her 77th year, on the second day of Rosh Hodesh Heshvan 5676" (October 9, 1915)
Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rassein), Lithuania


To complete MC’s translation 
age was 77
date was second day of the new moon of Cheshvan (ie, 1 Cheshvan) (5)676
David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ

Odeda Zlotnick

It is her character, her personality qualities, her attributes that were honest and pleasant (or worthy, virtuous).  Not her stature. 

The Hebrew word is Midot or Middot.

Ever heard of "The thirteen attributes of mercy"? 
Thirteen Attributes of Mercy - Wikipedia
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Miriam Deutscher

Subject: Re: Headstone Translation from Hebrew #translation

Here lies/ is buried

An old and important woman

Mrs. Esther daughter of R' Abba

Her character traits were honest and pleasant

She stretched out her hands to those downtrodden of spirit

Those who knew her praised her

When she completed her 77 years

She left the life to her sons and daughters

The second day of Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5676 [corresponds to 9 October 1915]

May her soul be gathered in eternal life

Miriam Deutscher