Valerie Louise Moskowitz


Margate - 1926-2019
Valerie Louise Moskowitz passed away peacefully in her home on June 6, 2019 at the age of 93. An only child, she was born in Philadelphia on January 29, 1926 to Sima and Valentine Wolfson, emigrants from Russia. She graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Psychology, Piano Performance and Theatre. Valerie met her beloved Carl and moved to Presque Isle, Maine, where they raised their family of five children. As a newlywed, Valerie came to this farming community and took the town by storm! She was honored by the Live Wire Club of the Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce, cited for her social and civic activities which included: President of the Arthur R. Gould Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; PTA; Community Concert Campaign Manager; Bowling League; Ski Club; Band Parents Association; Fund Raising for Nova Scotia Trip; AAUW; Girl Scouts; B'nai B'rith; Citizens Scholarship Foundation; Audubon Society, the Aroostook Valley Country Club Entertainment Committee and Coordinator and Emcee of the local shows on WAGM-TV. All her contributions added to the betterment of Presque Isle. Valerie and Carl were active in the Democratic Party in Northern Maine and at every election she could be found at the polls counting votes! Valerie also thrived as an actress and as an avid supporter of the Pioneers Playhouse, affiliated with The University of Maine Presque Isle. She continued her theatre, acting in many productions and films in South Florida.
Valerie loved her family dearly and was always there for them. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl I. Moskowitz, a leader in the Maine Potato Industry in Aroostook County. Valerie is survived by her children, Gail (Steven), Andrew (Nuttee), Julia (Richard), Linda (Gil), and Laura (Dan); her grandchildren, Angela (Dustin), Michael (Catrina), Nicholas, Gregory (Leila), Jacquelyn, David, Carly and her great grandchildren, Lindsay, Kaley, Maxwell and Leah.
Valerie will be remembered for her devotion to her family, her profound generosity, her strong moral character and positive attitude towards life. Her family expresses immense gratitude to her faithful caretakers, Beverly and Fredericka who took impeccable care of Valerie with loving hearts to the end.
The family requests that donations be made in Valerie's memory to the CMTA (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association) (, which supports research for Peroneal Muscular Atrophy a progressively degenerative genetic neuromuscular condition that their mother struggled with throughout her life.
Published on June 12, 2019
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Jun 16, 2019
I have very fond memories of the many hours spent at your home growing up! Your mom always made your friends feel welcome and I always think of her with a smile on her beautiful face. With five children there must have always been extra children around and she made it a fun and comfortable place for us to “hang out”!
My sincere condolences on your loss.