Annette  Kossover
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SALEM, MA - Annette Kossover, daughter of the late Florence (Dubin) and Jack Kossover, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Raised in Salem, Annette graduated from Salem High School in 1963 and then went on to receive her Bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in history from Salem State University. She taught in Salem for 35 years at the Oliver School, Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, and Collins Middle School.
Ms. Kossover was a member of Temple Shalom in Salem for many years before it merged in 2014 with Temple B'nai Abraham in Beverly. At Temple Shalom she was a life member of Sisterhood, was Sisterhood President, served as a member of the Temple's praesidium, was cemetery chairperson, served on the Hebrew School board, and was a member of its board of directors. As a member of Temple B'nai Abraham, she was a member of Sisterhood and served on its Sisterhood board of directors as well as a trustee on its cemetery board.
Predeceased by her three brothers, Calvin, Stephen and Barry, Annette is survived by many cousins, her sisters-in-law, Deanne Kossiver and Patricia Kossover, and her nieces, Lisa Kossiver, Amy Kossiver Fishman, Kimberlee Kossover Hansen and Tiffany Kossover-Finn. She is also survived by her grandnieces and nephews who were the loves and joys of her life, Izaac and Shelby Finn and Lucy and Sebastian Hansen.
Known affectionately to her family as "Auntie" or "Auntie-Ette," Annette enjoyed reading, theater, traveling, attending concerts, and dining in different restaurants. She was also a devout animal lover and rescuer of Dalmatians. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family and friends, and was always ready to help with giving care to others or visiting with friends who needed company.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 1st at 12 p.m. at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Square, Salem, with interment at Sons of Abraham Cemetery, Beverly. Shiva will be held at the home of Kimberlee and Daniel Hansen to receive relatives and friends on Monday, December 2nd from 2 to 6 p.m. As a devout educator and supporter of Autism Awareness, in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Crystal Academy, 107 Antilla Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134, PH: 305-567-5881, info@cagables.com. Annette has also requested that we each consider doing random acts of kindness to remember her by. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com..
Published on November 30, 2019

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Brendan Walsh
Dec 02, 2019
I am profoundly saddened to hear of the passing of a great teacher, kind person and faithful friend. Annette's passing is a great loss for her family, friends and the whole greater Salem community. Rest in Peace my friend.
Joyce McGillvray
Nov 30, 2019
Auntie Ette was a special member of our family. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt. She is going to missed by so many people whose lives she touched. Rest In Peace, Auntie Ette.
Alan LeClair
Nov 30, 2019
What an honor it has been to know such a wonderful Lady! I have had the pleasure of being her neighbor, co-worker and most of all friend. Rest in Peace Annette! Until we meet again!
Alan LeClair
Clearwater, Florida 33763
Alan LeClair
Nov 30, 2019
What an honor it has been to know such a wonderful Lady! I have had the pleasure of being her neighbor, co-worker and most of all friend. Rest in Peace Annette! Until we meet again!
Alan LeClair
Clearwater, Florida 33763