Juliet Singer, 33

Teacher of the Deaf, Newton

Juliet Carrie Singer of Framingham died at home Tuesday after a 4 and a half year fight with cancer. She was 33.

Ms. Singer was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Rockville Centre, New York. She graduated from Barnard College in 1983 and received a Masters degree from Boston University's deaf studies program in 1988.

For the last seven years, she taught in American Sign Language for the EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Newton public schools, where she was loved by both students and colleagues.

A lover of music and song, she often entertained family and friends by singing and playing guitar. "She had a beautiful voice and knew the words to everything," said her husband.

She leaves a husband, Andrew Amster; a daughter, Abigail Singer, age 2; her mother, Greta Singer and step-father Daniel Goldberg of Framingham; father, Arthur Singer of New York; a sister, Emily (Singer) Dawidoff of Newport Beach, California; a brother, Ethan Singer of Brooklyn; two nieces, Sophia and Liliana Dawidoff; and many friends and former students.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Day Jr. High School in Newtonville. Friends and former students are invited.