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Morton Freedman, 94, White Plains Resident

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Morton Freedman, 91, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, in White Plains.

Freedman was a longtime resident of North Adams, Mass., who moved to White Plains to be with his son and family in 2006.

He was born July 2, 1924, in North Adams. He was married to his wife, Norma, for 55 years. The couple also spent many years in Florida, most recently at Hunter's Run in Boynton Beach. His wife died in 2006.

He attended Drury High School, Syracuse University and received his law degree from Boston University. He served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in North Africa. He practiced law in North Adams for over 50 years, most recently with the law firm of Freedman DeRosa and Rondeau.

He was also the clerk of the Northern Berkshire District Court. He was very involved in North Adams politics and served as councilman and president of the City Council for many years as well as chair of numerous commissions.

He was active in Congregation Beth Israel, including serving as treasurer and on the board of directors. He loved to play tennis and golf and was a member of North Adams Country Club and Taconic Golf Course.

He is survived by his son, Robert, daughter-in-law Frances Pantaleo, and his grandchildren, Jessica and Matthew.

Funeral services were scheduled for noon Thursday at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home in White Plains with interment to follow at Sharon Gardens in Valhalla.

The family will be sitting Shiva at 105 Ogden Ave, White Plains, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m., Friday, from 2-4 p.m., and Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Donations may be made to the Carter Burden Center for Aging, Calvary Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association of the Hudson Valley.

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