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Place of Residence:
Needham, MA
Location on 9/11:
TJX Co. | Assistant Vice President
The New York Times Portraits of Grief
Stephen Fenn & Lisa Fenn Gordenstein Memorial Scholarship

Lisa Fenn Gordenstein of Needham, assistant vice president and merchandise manager of the TJX companies, was killed Tuesday in the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 in New York. She was 41.

Mrs. Gordenstein was a native of Dedham. A 1977 graduate of Brookline High School, she received a degree in merchandising from Syracuse University in 1981.

She then entered a training program with Saks Fifth Avenue in New York.

In a written statement, TJX president and CEO Ted English said, "Lisa had a heart as big as the ocean. She was a person to whom other associates went for help and she was always available for her co-workers. She was a great businesswoman and a wonderfully creative merchant. Most of all, Lisa loved being a mom."

Mrs. Gordenstein was traveling to California to help open a store there.

She leaves her husband, David; two daughters, Samantha and Carly; her mother, Dorothy (Reinhart) Grodberg of Jamaica Plain; her stepfather, Robert S. Grodberg; her grandmother, Lillian Reinhart of Brookline; and a sister, Debby Fenn of Belmont.

A memorial service was held Friday in Temple Israel in Boston.

Editorial Obituary published in THE BOSTON GLOBE on 9/19/2001