Barbara Rubinstein, 72


CRANSTON, R.I. – Barbara J. Rubinstein died Dec. 8, 2020, at home. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Glencoe, Illinois, a daughter of the late Sidney and Edna Fink, she had lived in Cranston for 13 years, previously living in Lincoln and Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Barbara was an adjunct professor of English at CCRI for 15 years and a counselor at Southeastern Massachusetts Comprehensive Treatment Centers in Fall River and maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Wellesley for 10 years. She was an art enthusiast with a broad collection, needlepointing complex designs herself. Barbara also loved cooking, catering and hunting for the perfect wine. She enjoyed watching British television and speed-reading books and was a champion of retail therapy.   

She was the devoted mother of Adam Rubinstein of Merrimac, Massachusetts, and Beth Rubinstein of Denver, Colorado. She was the loving grandmother of James and Ben. She was the beloved friend of many.

Contributions in her memory may be made to PAWS New England at