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Anja Anneli (Tiainen) Abramowitz

Anja Anneli (Tiainen) Abramowitz
  • June 11, 1934 - October 10, 2017
  • Needham, Massachusetts

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“We just found out about the passing away of Anja.It was the first time we did not get a Christmas card from her, which kept us worried.We are very...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Françoise and Jean-Pierre Cahen

“My family and I rented the house next door to the Abramowitz family on Rochester Road for one year in 1974-5. My kids, Ann and Doug, had a great time...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Kaplan - Newton, MA

“To Anja's beloved family, Remember to lean on the One who gave life to all living creatures restoring life to someone who has died. (Psalms 36:9) ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Psalms...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to hear about your Mother. We were friends and also worked together. She was a lovely and sincere women and I enjoyed being with her....Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Roslyn Wennett - Newton, MA

“You mother was a remarkable and vibrant woman. Blessings and hugs to your family.~June Gustafson ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: June Gustafson - Marshfield Hills, MA

“My sincerest condolences to your family during this time of grief. Please find comfort in the verses at Jeremiah 29:11-13 ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Our prayers go out to you psmals 94. 19. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: V. - FL

“I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you must be enduring. May you gain comfort and strength by pouring out your deepest emotions to God in...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Pat

“Anja was truly an inspiration to everyone whom was fortunate enough to know her. Her heart was full of so much love and she was there for anyone who...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Laila Plaster - Newton, MA

“TO THE FAMILY;I'm deeply sorry for your loss, may your hearts find comfort in fond memories and GOD'S beautiful promises for the future at ISAIAH 35...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Chloe Chisholm - Marshfield, MA

Anja Anneli Abramowitz (Tiainen) of Newtonville, beloved mother and grandmother, best friend of many, business owner, avid reader, passionate cook and world traveler, passed-away on October 10, 2017 at the age of 83. Born in Sääminki, Finland on June 11, 1934 to Hugo Jalmar Tiainen and Beda Maria Tiainen (Vainio). She had five siblings; Kauko, Alli, Airi, Seppo and Irja. Her life was an extraordinary journey. Anja was raised on the family farm in Savonlinna near the Russian border during the "Winter War" between the Soviet Union and Finland. In 1951, at the age of 17, Anja left Finland to work at the Reisin Hotel in Stockholm. When asked why she left Finland, she said it was her curiosity to see the places she had read about. Anja spent several years working in Sweden and traveling throughout Europe before ultimately settling in Paris where she worked as an au pair. It was there in a French class she met her future husband Harold Abramowitz. They married on March 15, 1957 in Basel, Switzerland where they resided while he attended medical school. In 1959, they moved to the United States ultimately settling in Newton, MA in 1964. Anja and her husband had four children, Carol, Ruth, David and Steven. While raising their family in Newton and her husband practicing medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Anja became a leader of the Massachusetts Medical Society Women's Auxiliary as its first two-term president. In the late 1970s, Anja and Anita Jauregui opened Abramowitz & Jauregui Realty in Newton Highlands. After years of successfully running their independent business as best friends, Anja and Anita converted to Century 21 Abramowitz & Jauregui Reality; the first Century 21 franchise in Newton. The successful business grew to nearly thirty agents; becoming a training ground for many of the area's agents and brokers. As a single woman later in life, Anja joined The Singles Life (TSL) organization where she became a co-leader, a position she held for the remainder of her life. Anja was extremely proud of the happiness that TSL brought to so many and of all the wonderful friends she made. Throughout her life, Anja pursued her passion for world travel and visited countless countries and nearly all the world's continents. Anja is survived by her children, Carol Ann Dalitzky of Newton, Ruth Elaine Plaster of Newton, David Eric Abramowitz of Westwood and Steven Andrew Abramowitz of Newton and her seven grandchildren Eric Michael Daltizky, Camilla June Plaster, Laila Mae Plaster and Aden Bowie Abramowitz of Newton, and Hugo Jake Abramowitz, Ava Alanna Abramowitz and Maia Arianna Abramowitz of Westwood. Anja loved and shared beautiful relationships with her daughters-in-laws Megan Kelleher and Elizabeth Rebecca Abramowitz and sons-in-law Carl Edward Plaster and the late Scott David Dalitzky. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life in Anja's honor at Sky Restaurant in Norwood on October 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anja Abramowitz Memorial Fund at to fund placement of a memorial in one of Anja's favorite spots in the Newton Park System. To share a memory of Anja, please visit