Bernice Rothstein, 91, formerly of Nashville, TN, passed away peacefully on Thursday June 11th at Life Care Center of Nashoba in Littleton, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Aaron Rothstein.
Born May 1st, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Alto and Dorothy (Bacher) Rothwein. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
One of Bernice's proudest childhood memories was being recognized for her salesmanship by Eleanor Roosevelt in a WWII war bond drive. Bernice married her childhood sweetheart, and shortly after moved to Nashville, TN where she became part of a close-knit and vibrant Jewish community. Bernice was active in the local synagogue, where she put her magnetic personality to good use on the membership committee and as a member of the temple Sisterhood.
In her younger years, Bernice was involved in community theater. She was a lover of music and was known to compose her own poems and songs for special occasions. Bernice cherished her friendships, and, always the social butterfly, was a stranger to no one. She will be remembered for her silly humor, tenacity, and zest for life. She took her role of grandmother to a professional level, coining the term "let your conscience be your guide." Bernice is survived by her daughter, Amy Lynne Rothstein of Pepperell, MA (husband Jay Newlon), granddaughter Alexandra Bendacha Newlon of Dubai, UAE (husband Asri Bendacha Newlon) and grandson Max Newlon of Boston, MA (fiancée Olivia Andert). Bernice was also the mother of the late Steven Rothstein and Lisa Rothstein.
Services will be private.
Donations in her memory may be made to:
Special Olympics of Tennessee
461 Craighead St.
Nashville, TN 37204
The West End Synagogue
3810 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37205