Daily Israel Report

‘Aunt Mary,’ Friend to Soldiers, Dead at 58

Soldiers knew Miriam Feiner as “Aunt Mary,” who ‘loved IDF soldiers like her own children.’
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 12/5/2012, 1:42 AM

Hummer, soldier.
Hummer, soldier.
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Miriam Feiner passed away Tuesday at the age of 58. She was known to many as “Aunt Mary,” who cared for IDF soldiers stationed in the north.

For 19 years she ran the Aunt Mary diner in Metula on a voluntary basis. She became well known during the first Lebanon War for her particular care for soldiers.

She would give food and coffee to soldiers, and hot tea with lemon to those not feeling well. The diner was full at all hours of the day.

“Mary loved the IDF soldiers like her own children,” her family said.

She is survived by her three children and two grandchildren. She was buried Sunday in Metula.