Corinne Lebovit


Corinne LeBovit died peacefully at home on November 1. She lived in Gay Head, Aquinnah, with her daughter Elise.

She was born in 1917 and kept up with many changes throughout her long life. She had a Masters Degree in Home Economics and Nutrition. She worked for the Department of Agriculture until her retirement. She was active for civil rights and helped to integrate many restaurants in the Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. area.

Corinne built a passive solar house to retire in and lived in an alternative energy community for many years. She liked to help people and solve problems. She loved Thomas Jefferson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, The Unitarian Church, Albert, and chocolate. She had a generous spirit, and I know she would like to thank: Macey, not Gimbels, Virginia not Maryland, Alexandra, and Aretha for all their loving care.

She enjoyed her two years on the Vineyard and especially appreciated her time at the Center for Living. It was a wonderful place for her to share her warm smile. She is survived by her brother, Fred, her two daughters, Suzanne and Elise, her favorite granddaughter, Gabrielle Marshall, and her faithful kitty cat, Cali. Donations can be made to Center for Living or Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. Corinne was proud she got to vote in the up-and-coming election and would want all of you to do the same.

A celebration of her life will be held on June 7 at 5 pm.Park at The Duck Inn and walk to the beach to celebrate. Bring a dessert.