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Remembering Angela Cockfield And Joel Zabin

Two people who contributed greatly to Westport life died earlier this month.

Angela Cockfield had battled cancer. She was a passionate, dedicated librarian in the Westport school system for many years, and a lifelong advocate of education.

Her Staples High School colleagues remembered her as “dedicated, and committed to many causes…. a lovely lady who did great things when no one was looking.”

The daughter of a college English professor, Angela and her husband Raiford Cockfield — an IBM vice president — had 3 children (with a pair of Stanford MBAs).

Angela Cockfield, with her family.


Joel Zabin was well known to generation of Westport children and teenagers. He died at 86.

For years, Paul Zabin’s — his family’s store in Colonial Green — was the go-to place for back-to-school clothes.

Besides that iconic shop, he also worked at The Campus Shop, Macy’s and Brooks Brothers.

Joel is survived by his sons, Joshua Zabin (Valerie) of Monroe, Jonathan (Tracy) of Hamden, and 3 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Senior Services,