Ms. Jean (Lunney) Rubenstein

  • Born: January 25, 1946
  • Died: January 2, 2019
  • Location: Needham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jean (Lunney) Rubenstein of Needham passed away on January 2, 2019 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She was 72 years of age.

Born on January 25, 1946 in Brookline, Jean is the loving daughter of the late William P. Lunney and Margaret (Hewitt) Lunney. Jean is a warm and caring daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Jean gave her life in service as a nurse at Newton Wellesley Hospital for 50 years. Those who worked with her loved and respected her no matter how long or short their time was together thus leaving a lasting impact on those around her. Jean had a boundless love of animals. She was passionate about charity and she often donated to various causes that were near and dear to her like the Humane Society, Joe Andruzzi Foundation and Salvation Army.

Jean's annual cape cod beach trips with her daughter and granddaughter were some of her favorite times. She loved the ocean.

Jean is the beloved and devoted mother and best friend of Rebecca Lee McCarthy and her husband Donald. She is the cherished and adored grandmother of Lachlyn. Jean is the dear sister of Judith Morris and her husband Warren and the loving aunt of Linda Cox and her husband Greg, Kimberly Derby and Debbie Rossi and her husband Paul.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Jean's Eternal Life will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1pm in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. STONEHAM.

Jeans love of animals went far beyond the ones she cared for in her home over the years. Ester the wonder pig is a lovable social media star who Jean fell in love with several years ago and would donate to Ester's cause which included the care of this funny lovable animal she came to enjoy seeing online on a daily basis.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jean's memory to Esther The Wonder Pig

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Condolence & Memory Journal

So shocked and saddened to hear the news of Jean's passing.....she was always so much fun at the barn where she made so many laugh. Moat importantly, she was a devoted Mom to you Rebecca....she will be missed.....with sincere condolences to you and your family,,,,,,Jan Molgard

Posted by jan molgard - franklin, MA - Friend   February 18, 2019


May the memories of your mom warm your heart, Rebecca, and may you see a glimpse of her smile in the sunlight. Sincerely,

Posted by Cristina Gavrilescu - Winchester, MA   January 31, 2019


Rebecca, I am so sorry for your loss. You, Don, and Lachlyn are in our thoughts. We send you much love and support. -Sharlene and Richard

Posted by Sharlene Adams - MA - Coworker   January 31, 2019

Jean was an OR nurse at Newton Wellesley while I was also an RN there. I was always glad to see her when she brought me a patient from the OR or when we worked together in the pre op unit. I send my condolences to her family. She was a wonderful nurse and person. Kathy Rowell

Posted by Kathleen Rowell - San Diego, CA - Coworker   January 29, 2019

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