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Michael Rubenstein
September 03, 2022


Rubenstein, Attorney Michael David of Stoneham, Massachusetts, formerly of Medford, born July 2, 1957, entered eternal rest on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Michael joins his beloved parents, Herbert and Marilyn Rubenstein, who no doubt welcomed him with open arms. Michael is survived by his loving siblings – Donna Rubenstein, Philip Rubenstein, and Paula Rigoli; nieces and nephews – Caitlin (Josh) Donovan, Jason (Lisa) Rigoli, Adam (Rachel) Rigoli, Gina (Brian) Schriver and Marissa (Brendon) Dowling; as well as many great-nieces and nephews. Michael also leaves behind companion Susan Derderian, aunts, cousins, and a lifetime full of friends.
Michael was a private practitioner and spent his life helping those less fortunate as a public defender in the Massachusetts judicial system. In addition to his work, he mentored other lawyers throughout his career. He then used his experience and expertise to help so many of his friends through this journey we call life and every single one of them shared a story or two of his kindness with us as he lost his health battle.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by Torf Funeral Home, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150 at 11:00am on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Burial will follow immediately at Temple Shalom - Congregation B’nai B’rith in Peabody, Massachusetts. A celebration of his life will continue at Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliot Street, Danvers MA on Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. All attending guests are welcome as there will be no formal shiva following.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association, the National Kidney Foundation, or the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, 18 Tremont Street – Suite 1010, Boston, MA 02108, or a charity of your choice.

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Torf Funeral Service
151 Washington Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-889-2900 / 800-428-7161