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ARNOLD L. ABRAMS M.D.

Abrams, Arnold L., MD
On December 27, 2012, of Lexington passed away at the age of 85. Born May 30, 1927 to Jacob and Daisy Abrams of Winthrop, MA, he was educated at Boston Latin School, Harvard College, and Boston University Medical School, and also served in the US Navy during WWII. He spent more than 50 years in public service as a psychiatrist, working for the State of Massachusetts as a Regional Administrator and as Assistant Superintendent of the Department of Mental Health, as well as the Veterans' Administration and the Social Security Administration. In addition, he practiced at University of Massachusetts Worcester, Westborough State Hospital, Brandeis University, and privately. He also taught at Tufts University Medical School and University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Abrams loved the ocean, particularly sailing and clamming on Cape Cod. He was passionate about his interests and about sharing his love of knowledge with those around him. He believed that everyone has an interesting story to tell and engaged everyone he met. His vivid personality will be remembered by all who knew him. Dr. Abrams is survived by his wife of 59 years, Fern Shader Abrams, his three children and their spouses, Ellen & Andrew Weiss, Peter & Julie Abrams, and Susan Abrams & Tiku Majumder, and his 10 grandchildren, Allison, Emily, Ava, Jonah, Nathan, Asha, Leah, Katarina, Joey, and Jason. A memorial service will be held at Brookhaven at Lexington at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be given to the Geriatric Psychiatry Program at McLean Hospital or Mount Auburn Hospital.

Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 2, 2013
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