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Ronya (Joy Palter) Glassman April 7, 2023

Date of Funeral

April 11, 2023

Ronya (Joy Palter) Glassman passed away on April 7th, leaving behind a legacy of love, leadership, and devotion to family.

Born in Boston on September 26, 1943 to Jack and Dolly (Hershman) Palter, Ronnie grew up in Dorchester, MA. She attended Jeremiah E. Burke High School and the Prozedor high school division of Hebrew Teachers College, where she developed a strong foundation in Jewish education.

After graduating from Beth Israel school of nursing, Ronnie met the love of her life and husband of 58 years, Norman Glassman. The couple moved to New Bedford, MA where Ronnie taught Hebrew at Tifereth Israel Synagogue and served as President of Sisterhood. She was deeply committed to the Jewish community and inspired many with her leadership and dedication.

Ronnie pursued a career in real estate, founding and leading Ronnie Glassman Real Estate for over 25 years. She took great pride in helping homeowners transact with integrity, and her commitment to excellence made her one of the top brokers in her town for most of her years in business.

Ronnie’s greatest joy was her family. She raised her two sons, Jeffrey and Barry, with boundless love and devotion, was a beloved grandmother to her five grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew, Noah, Jack, and Sydney, and the most loving mother-in-law to her daughters-in-law, Lori and Care. Her family was her pride and joy, and she cherished every moment spent with them.

After retiring, Ronnie and Norm moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where she met new friends and loved planning themed parties and fun scavenger hunts for friends in their community at Ballenisles.  She then found her love of bridge. Almost every day, she could be found at a table, virtually or in person, bantering and competing with friends.  She was an early volunteer with the National Brain Tumor Society, and her generosity and compassion touched many lives.

Funeral services for Ronnie will be held at Temple Israel of Sharon, 125 Pond Street, Sharon, MA, on Tuesday, April 11th at 1 pm. Burial will take place at Sharon Memorial Park immediately following the service.  The family will be at the home of Jeffrey and Lori Glassman Tuesday following the burial and on Wednesday 1-4pm and continuing 6:30- 9pm.

In lieu of flowers, Ronnie has asked that donations be made to the National Brain Tumor Society, www.braintumor.org

Ronnie is survived by her husband of 58 years, Norman Glassman, who was the love of her life and constant companion. She also leaves behind her two sons, Jeff (Lori) and Barry (Care), whom she loved with all her heart. Ronnie was a cherished grandmother to her five grandchildren, Noah, Jack, Andrew, Matthew, and Sydney, who brought immense joy and laughter into her life. Dear sister of Gloria Schwartz (Stanley). Her memory will be forever treasured by her family and loved ones.

Ronnie will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her warmth, kindness, and unwavering love will live on in the hearts of her family and friends forever.


  1. REPLY
    Steve Curley says

    Norm: So sad to see the passing of your beloved wife. Many years have passed but I remember fondly the times shared with Bryna and I. My prayers go out to you and family to today, and may Ronnie rest in peace.

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    Bob & Deb Lima says

    Our deepest condolences to all. Meeting Ronnie and her family was certainly a blessing in my life. Her commitment to everything she did in life was inspiring, her love for family immense and her passion to her work second to none. Our prayers are with you all, and may Ronnie rest in peace.

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    Victor Fonseca says

    My Deepest Sympathy to Norman Jeff and family so sorry for your loss Ronnie was a beautiful person she a special way about her were you feel the love and friendship memories of her will always be in our heart she will be greatly miss but not forgotten may she rest eternal peace.

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