Female 1932 - 1995  (63 years)

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  • Name BENDERSKY, Raquel  [1, 2, 3
    Born 26 Feb 1932  Buenos Aires, , Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Name Raquel Trost  [4
    Died 17 Jul 1995  [1, 3
    • (U.S. Consulate) Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • In the early 1980s, Boston began to receive an increased number of non-English speaking newcomers, particularly refugees from Southeast Asia and Haiti. Serendipitously, Raquel Cashman also came to Boston from her home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and took a position as Manager of  Interpreter Services at Boston City Hospital. She met with several interpreters and other Coordinators/Managers of Interpreter Services to learn more about how language access to healthcare was made possible for these patients. Representatives from Beth Israel Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridge City Hospital, New England Medical Center, Mass. General Hospital and Somerville Hospital were included in these initial gatherings. Since those early days, the medical interpreter landscape has changed considerably. (Source=

      The IMIA Raquel Cashman Language Access Award The Award was established in 1993 by the International Medical Interpreters Association, in memory of Raquel Cashman, Director of the Interpreters Department at Boston Medical Center, and the initial founding member of the Board of Directors of the IMIA. This annual award perpetuates the enduring contributions of this health care and community leader by recognizing the achievements of individuals (and now organizations) who have made significant and lasting contributions to improving patient safety and language access in health care. For those who were not able to attend, you will soon be able to access the IMIA Proceedings CD at (Source=

    Spouse CASHMAN, George William,   b. 20 Oct 1921, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1980 and 1989  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Aft 4 Oct 1960 

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Feb 1932 - Buenos Aires, , Argentina Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    027 1995 Racquel Cashman Rememberance
    027 1995 Racquel Cashman Rememberance
    This document reads: Please join friends and family of the late Raquel Cashman for a memorial tribute. Tuesday, October 24, 1995, 6 p.m. New Hospital Conference Room/ABC Boston City Hospital, 818 Harrison Avenue Boston, Massachusetts. There will be an opportunity to share personal rememberances. Donations for a Raquel Cashman Scholarship Fund are being accepted. For more information, contact Maria Durham at work. [Document credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Letter - Regina Gookin to Arthur Roberts dated 10 Apr 2007, Gookin, Regina, (This document is a printout of an e-mail sent on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 11:51PM.), email  dated 10 Apr 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S90] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 on,, (Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.).

    3. [S197] U.S. Social Security Death Index on,, (Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.), Number: 129-30-5187; Issue State: New York; Issue Date: 195 5-1957. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S30] Cashman Family Tree Chart, (drawn circa 1978).