Charlotte Bloomberg, the mother of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a “constant source of encouragement and wisdom for him,” died June 19 at her home in Medford, Mass., at 102.
“As the center of our family, our mother’s unimpeachable integrity, fierce independence, and constant love were gifts that profoundly shaped our lives and the lives of so many who knew her,” Michael Bloomberg said.
Charlotte Bloomberg was born in Jersey City, N.J., received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from New York University, married William Bloomberg in 1934, and moved to Massachusetts in 1945, where she lived in the same house until her death, even as her son became a billionaire media mogul and then New York mayor.
The New York Times noted that she “was co-president of her synagogue, Temple Shalom,” which is also home to the William and Charlotte Bloomberg Jewish Community Center, in her 90s.
She traveled to Jerusalem with Bloomberg in 2003, when he dedicated a wing at Hadassah-University Hospital in honor of her 95th birthday.