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Burton Rubenstein

Burton Rubenstein (Grampy) two months short of 103, of Brooklyn New York, and then Newton, Ma passed away peacefully November 3rd, 2020 leaving a true legacy behind.

He was the devoted husband to the late Thelma Geller Rubenstein, loving father of Ellyn and Richard Penn of Newton and Laurie and Andy Levin of Wellesley. Dedicated grandfather to Melissa and Fred Post, Tracy and Dan hoffman, Jamie Penn and Meredith and Harry Shafer.

Loving brother of Martin Rubenstein, the late Cecile Welsch, Willard, Arnold and Gerald Rubenstein and brother in law to Harriet Rubenstein. He also leaves behind his great grandchildren Ally, Dylan and Griffin Post, Jordan and Kendall Hoffman and Madeline, Jameson and Theodore Shafer. Loving son in law to the late Dorothy and Louis Geller and brother in law to Sumner and Carol Geller and the late Albert and Roslyn Geller.  Grampy was also beloved by many very special nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. For the last 30 years he truly loved and was grateful for his very special relationship with Eudene (Eudie) Alleyne, a beloved member of our family. His overwhelming devotion to his family was his lasting legacy. Grampy moved to Boston at the age of 18 and worked at his family textile business, Security Mills, for many years, however ended his career at the age of 86, when he retired from Barrow Industries of Norwood, Ma. He was a constant in the lives of those closest to him, but also an everlasting presence for those who knew him in a fleeting way. Born in Brooklyn, New York, while rooting on all Boston teams, Grampy was a diehard Yankee fan. He never missed a Patriot game as long as Tom Brady was at the helm. Grampy was a man of routine. He read the newspaper from cover to cover, as well as exercised for 30 minutes daily. He was advocate for lengthy dental hygiene, a lover of red wine, mallomars, tongue sandwiches,  the Sunday crossword puzzle and beautiful young ladies. He had a handshake that could crush a grown man and a heart that knew no bounds. While in many ways he was a simple man, for those who knew and loved him, he loomed larger than life. He was our Superhero. He will be deeply missed, celebrated and remembered forever. Due to current restrictions, a private graveside funeral will be held Monday November 9th. To honor his memory, donations can be made to the National Breast Cancer Coalition, 1010 Vermont Ave NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20005, or go online to

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