Tributes as 109-year-old dies

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BYROSADOHERTY

BRI­TAIN’S OLD­EST Jewish woman has died aged 109.

Es­ther Sa­chon, a Jewish Care res­i­dent, was be­lieved to be Bri­tain’s 34th old­est per­son. She was born on March 18, 1907, and had 13 great-grand­chil­dren.

Mrs Sa­chon grew up in Lon­don’s East End, where she met her hus­band Louis be­fore mov­ing to Stam­ford Hill.

They had two sons and a daugh­ter, He­lena Free­man, who was five when Mr Sa­chon died in 1951.

Wid­owed at a young age, Mrs Sa­chon took on the re­spon­si­bil­ity of bread­win­ner as a dress­maker.

Mrs Free­man paid trib­ute to her mother and said: “Mum was phe­nom­e­nal. She was an amaz­ing lady and she never thought about her­self, it was al­ways about every­one else.

“She was a great cook, kept a great home, looked af­ter us very well and only knew about do­ing things for other peo­ple.”

Es­ther Sa­chon and her daugh­ter He­lena Free­man

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