Funeral Details

Marianne G. Handler

May 19, 1931 - June 9, 2024


Date and Time

Monday, June 10, 2024 at 1:00 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Cantor David Goldstein
North Shore Congregation Israel

Interment - Private

Memorial Contributions

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Marianne G. Handler nee Greenfield, 93
Beloved wife for over 54 years of Ronald Handler. Loving mother of Caren (Dan) Haberstroh, Jody (Larry) Dickstein, David (Cindy) Rosenbloom, Andrea (Doug) Behm, Matthew (Lois) Rosenbloom, and the late Arlene “Cooky” Wagner. Proud grandmother of Alex (Kasia) Wagner, Adam (Moira) Rosenbloom, A.J. (Jessica) Wagner, Joey (Stephanie) Dickstein, Michael Dickstein, Nick Behm, William Rosenbloom, Carly (Patrick) Gorman, Charlie Dickstein, Hannah Behm, and Jarod Rosenbloom. Dear great grandmother of Dexter, Ana, Rhys, Gavin, Nell, and Colton. Cherished sister of Richard (Carol) Greenfield and the late Michael (Rochelle) Greenfield. She was a passionate educator for over 50 years who was a lifelong learner. She loved to travel. Her most cherished role was that of mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Service Monday 1PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. The interment following the service and shiva are private. In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring the memory of this very special teacher by saying “thank you” or giving a gift to a special teacher in your life. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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I am so glad I got to have dinner with Caren and Marianne a couple of years ago. When I was little she was my favorite aunt....
I hadn't seen Mary Ann for a very long time and was impressed with what a smart, confident in lovely lady she was. I understand that it was shortly thereafter that things started to deteriorate and I'm glad I got to see her before that. She was terrific! So sorry for your loss

Wendy Shea
June 9, 2024
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families. Kevin and I were blessed to have spent some time with Marianne, when our son Patrick was dating Carly. I loved her smile, her wit and her sense of humor. She was so loving to all around her. I know she will be greatly missed.

With Sympathy,
Shannon and Kevin Clinton

Shannon Clinton (Gorman)
June 9, 2024
To the family of Marianne: She was so special! I loved working with her at National Louis University on various projects and committees and enjoyed writing a book with her. Marianne's sense of humor was unique, and she was a great storyteller who told stories with a sense of humor .... Our lunches together after she retired were always fun! Her devotion and love of her family were apparent, and she loved to share stories and pictures of her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids! She will be missed....

Ruth Ravid
June 9, 2024
She was an inspiration. She was someone I wish I had met in her youth. Giving, demanding respect, well educated, family orientated, her faith inherently a part of her. A live wire in any circumstance. She gave her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren an example to follow in any walk of life. An influence growing down generations.

Melinda sas
June 10, 2024
I'm so glad that my family and I got a chance to meet Marianne. She has a very special place in our hearts. Her kind spirit and beautiful smile always brightened the room and made others feel good to be near her. She was such a great listener and she truly cared about people in her life. She has touched many hearts and she will always remain in our hearts.

We'll keep her and her family in our prayers during this tough time.

Sylwia & Matt Moeller
June 10, 2024
The service was heartwarming, and it is a blessing how Marianne left strong feelings of love and values and special memories to each family member. My condolences to all.

Although many years have passed, I have fond memories of the Rosenbloom family celebrating holidays at your home in Glencoe. I wish Bob and Mark were here to reminisce the memories of Aunt Marianne with me. Occasionally Marianne would talk with my mom, and it was impressive to hear how she remained relevant at her age. After the service being relevant is now important to me. Thank you.

Wishing you strength as you reflect on many years of her love.

Sue Rosenbloom, Bill's daughter

Sue Rosenbloom
June 10, 2024
I will always remember the times we spent on Matt & Lois's back deck...
Enjoying a yummy cookout, with great Conversations and lots of Laughter.
She touched so many lives in her loving ways,
She will be missed by All who knew her.
Prayers and thoughts to All the Family
From this Sad Loss.

Maxine Cox
June 10, 2024
Dear Ronnie, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May her memory be for a blessing.
Bobbi is Harvey

Roberta Teitelbaum
June 14, 2024