Paul Bernstein, M.D., 99


BARRINGTON, MASS. – Paul W. Bernstein, M.D., of Barrington and West Island, Massachusetts, passed away Aug. 24, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Marian J. (Silverman) Bernstein, with whom he shared 69 years of marriage. 

Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Max and Sophie (Lichterman) Bernstein. 

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the European Theater during WWII. Paul earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a master’s degree from Washington University, a Ph.D. from New York University and an M.D. from New York University College of Medicine. 

Dr. Bernstein was a neurosurgeon for many years. He served as a chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, president of Pawtucket Memorial Association and president of Rhode Island Neurosurgical Society. 

In addition to his wife, survivors include three children, Sandra A. Bernstein, of North Falmouth Massachusetts, Linda S. B. Farwell and her husband Jay, of Milton, Massachusetts: and Michael C. Bernstein, of Barrington; two grandchildren, Caleb and Korina Farwell; and one nephew, Jerry Silverman. He was the brother of the late Lawrence M. Bernstein. 

Contributions in his honor may be made to Rhode Island Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave., Providence, RI 02907. 

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