Muriel Epstein, 86, died Feb. 14, 2011, at New Milford Hospital.

Mrs. Epstein, previously of Danbury, resided at "The Kent" in Kent.

She was born July 18, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Isadore and Matilda Oldstein.

In her early years, she worked for Abraham & Strauss Stores and appeared in many A&S sponsored shows in New York as one of the "Rockettes."

Mrs. Epstein spent many weekends at the riding High Dude Ranch in Warrensburg, N.Y.

She married Abraham (Abey) Epstein in Brooklyn, N.Y., where they started to raise their family.

Later, they moved to Pawling, N.Y., and eventually to Danbury in 1972, near their jobs at Risdon Corp. in Danbury.

After retiring from Risdon, she occupied her time working part-time at The Salvation Army and the Danbury Housing Authority on Mill Plain Road.

Mrs. Epstein was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Brookfield and was a longtime member of the church choir.

She is survived by two children, Susan and her fiancee, George Sullivan, of Brookfield, and Stephen, of Cromwell; five grandchildren, Monique Quiles, Jessica and Rebecca Coatsworth, Alyssa and Michelle Epstein; and two great-grandchildren, Damon Quiles and Anthony Epstein.

Mrs. Epstein was predeceased by her husband, Abraham, and her brother, Nathan Oldstein.

The family would like to thank the staff at "The Kent" for caring for Mrs. Epstein. The Green Funeral Home in Danbury is in charge of funeral arrangements.