Hazel B. Alexander
Hazel was born in New York City on December 7, 1944. She was the second oldest and the only girl of four children born to Samuel and Sylvia Wilson. Upon relocating to Westchester County she became a proud, long time resident of New Rochelle, NY. On August 12, 2018, she passed away peacefully at United Hebrew surrounded by her loved ones.
Hazel graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York City and was extremely creative, gifted artistically and was an exceptional seamstress. She worked at the US Post Office and Department of Social Services.
Hazel was an extremely loving sister and devoted mother and grandmother. She always managed to see the good in everyone. Regardless of whatever curveballs life threw her way she was the kindest person you would ever want to meet and approached each situation with positivity. Her soft angelic voice was the perfect match to her easy – going disposition and bright beautiful smile which would light up any room.
Hazel is preceded in death by her parents Sylvia and Samuel Wilson, her eldest brother Sam and her husband Hugh.
Hazel is survived by her loving daughter Helynn, beloved son-law Frank, two precious grandchildren Hallye and Hollis, devoted younger brothers Thomas and Barry and a host of nieces and nephews who will miss her very deeply.
She adored her family and treasured each moment she spent with them. As an avid food lover and a great cook she mixed love into all of her recipes which helped to make all of her creations melt in your mouth. She also had a unique ability of turning just about any conversation into a food related topic. Her weakness was Lay’s Potato Chips and it was absolutely her favorite snack.
Hazel was also a huge fan of soap operas, Johnny Mathis and the Jeopardy game show.
The family of the late Hazel Alexander extends our sincere gratitude for the many acts of kindness given to us during this time of bereavement. An extra special thank you to all of our extended family and staff at United Hebrew for their compassionate and comprehensive care. Your loving kindness has helped immeasurably to lighten our load of sorrow. May the Lord bless and keep you.
Visiting hours will be 4-8 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel.
Mass will be at 9:30 AM on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help followed by a procession to Beechwoods Cemetery.
Hazel B. Alexander