Barbara C. Rosenthal

Barbara C. Rosenthal, 87, of Maplewood in Orange passed away peacefully on January 14, 2016 at her home. Born in York PA on February 26, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Sophie (Kramer) Cohn. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 yrs. Allan J. Rosenthal. She leaves her daughter Connie (Milender) Goebel and son-in-law Jay Goebel of Milford, grandchildren Alec Goebel and Sally Goebel, sister-in-law Helaine (Rosenthal) Meyers, dear friend Marjorie Grimes and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends. Barbara spent most of her adult life in her adopted home, Brookline and Boston MA. She graduated from Vassar College and did some post graduate studies in fashion and social work before marrying Connie’s father. She was a true lady, blessed with great intellect, sense of humor and an ability to really see people. She touched many hearts and will be missed. The family wishes to thank the staff of Atria Larson Place where she lived for close to 5 years, the staff of Maplewood in Orange where she lived since November and the amazing people at Seasons Hospice for the gentle caring and love you gave our Barbara. Those who knew her for years know how she could touch your heart and we thank you for cherishing hers.

There will be a graveside funeral service at the Temple Ohabei Shalom Cemetery, 147 Wordsworth Street East Boston on Sunday at 1:30, with a gathering to follow at 101 Monmouth St., Brookline. Directions can be found at https://www.jcam.org/Pages/Cemeteries/Cemetery_Pages/EastBoston.htm. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Seasons Hospice Foundation, c/o Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 1579 Straits Turnpike Unit 1E, Middlebury CT 06762.

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  1. Marjorie Foer said,

    01.16.16 at 1:51 am

    Dear Connie, Jay, Alec and Sally,

    We’re sending our love. Barbara has a special place in our hearts and memories. It’s comforting to know you were with her in her last moments here and able to provide such loving support over the years.

    Margie, Gordon and Sam

  2. Lucy & Mark said,

    01.16.16 at 1:50 pm

    Lucy & Mark send all our love to the Goebel’s, but the deepest hug to Connie….

  3. Bryan and Judi Lampner said,

    01.16.16 at 7:25 pm

    Dear Connie, Jay, Alec and Sally:

    Although it’s been a long time since we’ve seen you, we are saddened by the news of Barbara’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family.

    Bryan and Judi Lampner

  4. Robin Caron said,

    01.16.16 at 9:47 pm

    All of us at Atria who remember Barbara were saddened to learn of her passing. I will remember her fondly.

    Robin Caron

  5. Aaron Rosenthal said,

    01.24.16 at 6:22 pm

    What a full life Barbara lived. So many fond memories of both her and Allan together.
    Wishing all of you comfort that your positive memories of her will provide.
    With love,