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MELINE, Frances 89, of Newton, died in peace on May 20. She was the beloved wife of the late Jeremiah Berman. Survived by her children; Michael Berman of Waltham, Rochelle (Shelly) Berman-Rubera and her son in law, Louis Rubera of Newton, Stewart Berman and his wife Cheryl of Rye N.H., and her grandchildren; Jennifer Thompson, Stephanie Berman, Jeremiah Berman, Sarah Kearns, Jeremy and Jessa Rubera. She was a pioneer in the peace movement. She served as president of the American Jewish Congress. She was an active member of the Newton Choral Society. She was a renowned psychotherapist for 40 years and practiced well into her 80s, impacting many lives. Fran enjoyed music, art & theater and she will be dearly missed by all. Graveside services to be held Monday, May 23, at the Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery, 2690 Centre St., West Roxbury at 11:30 AM. Immediately following interment memorial observance will be held at Rochelle's home in Newton till 5PM and resuming at 7PM to 9PM.Assisting the family with services is the Torf Funeral Service, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea, MA 02151. For guest book & directions, visit: www.torffuneralservice.com
Published in The Boston Globe on May 22, 2016
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