Mrs. Rubin was a 1932 graduate of Connecticut College (then Connecticut College for Women) and taught public school in Shelton, Connecticut prior to her marriage. She was a public school substitute teacher in Bloomfield, as well as an active member of Hadassah. She was a founding member of the Aleph Book Club. She volunteered at Hartford Hospital’s psychiatric unit for a number of years. She was also a member of Beth El Temple, West Hartford for more than 38 years.
She leaves her daughter Sara L. Rubin and son-in-law David L. ‘Harold’ Montanari of Newton, Mass. Mrs. Rubin leaves behind her son-in-law, Bruce Musicant, and her grandchildren, Judith Musicant Rosenbaum and her husband Lee Rosenbaum and their children Laurel and Amanda Rosenbaum of Concord, MA; David Musicant and his partner Anna Yu of Jamaica Plain, MA; Susan Musicant of New York; and Joshua Musicant of New York. She also leaves her brother, Allan Savitsky of Fairfield, and her sister-in-law, Norma R. Greene of Hamden. The family would like to express its appreciation to her devoted caregivers, led by Iris Gray.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. Interment will follow in Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon, CT. Following the interment there will be a Shiva service and the family will receive relatives and friends at Beth El Temple. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, c/o Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117; to the Hartford Chapter of Hadassah, c/o Faith Helene, 43 Carlyle Rd., West Hartford, CT 06117; or to Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Leah Rubin, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.