Barry Lanstein

June 26, 1951January 5, 2017

Barry H. Lanstein passed away peacefully on January 4th at age 65, surrounded by family and loved ones. He grew up in Milton, MA, but spent most of his adult life in Belchertown. After his retirement from the University of Massachusetts, he moved to South Boston to be closer to his children and their families.

Barry will be remembered for his quiet demeanor, dry sense of humor, and kindness. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, his five children; David and his wife Christine, Jay and his wife Becca, Alex, Maida, and Hugh, and two grandsons, Declan and Caleb. Barry's brother and sister in law, Stephen G. Lanstein and Carole, and sister also survive him. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abraham J. Lanstein. In addition to the family he left, Barry touched the lives of many friends who are also mourning his loss.

There will be a service at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 475 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021 on Monday, January 9 at 9:30AM followed by a burial at the West Ridge Cemetery in Charlton, MA.

As a coach in Belchertown for 20 years, Barry taught many kids basketball. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an account in Belchertown. The account will be to help families take part in Belchertown Rec sports who may otherwise be unable to afford to participate. Checks can be made payable to Town of Belchertown with a memo for the Barry Lanstein gift account and mailed to PO Box 607, Attn: Treasurer, Belchertown, MA 01007


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 9, 2017
  • Interment Monday, January 9, 2017


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Glenn Barrington

January 13, 2017

My sincere sympathies go out to Barry's wife, family, and friends. I met Barry through the UMass golf league and enjoyed both his company and his dry sense of humor. Always fun to hang out with him after a round of golf and we will surely miss him. Wonderful guy.

Carl and Arlene Abramson

January 11, 2017

Barry ("Banstein") was my friend, my elementary, junior high and high school classmate; my high school and college teammate; my college roommate; my accounting study partner and my matchmaker. He was smart and generous and patient and FUN. I was looking forward to many years of retirement golf matches, ball games, concerts and Castle Island meet ups and lunches.

I admired him most, however, whenever he beamed talking about his love for Kay and the kids. He was SO very proud of them all.

We will miss you Barry. Thank you for all you gave to us.

Leanne Every

January 10, 2017

I knew Barry from several years of playing on the UMASS Golf league. Barry was a quiet delight and a special presence at the course and around the table on the 19th hole. I was so sorry to hear of his passing and send my condolences to all whose life he touched. To his family and friends, I wish peace and comfort in the these very difficult times. With Sympathy, Leanne Every

January 9, 2017

The Piekara family sends their heartfelt condolences to the Lanstein family. Barry's calm and gentle demeanor along with his guiding wisdom will live on in all if you. Our oldest son, Eric remembers Barry as his 8th grade coach providing kind, thoughtful, skill based instruction. More importantly, our son said that " Mr. Lanstein stressed working as a team and having fun." Prayers and comfort for the Lanstein family.

Alison Abrams

January 9, 2017

Deepest sympathies to Kathy and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Michael and Alison Abrams

Eric Piekara

January 9, 2017

I am very sorry and saddened to hear about this loss in the Lanstein family

Mr. Lanstein's eldest son David is one of my best friends.
Knowing David so well, I was close with all members of his family and I knew about Mr. Lanstein's special and hard working personality.

In my opinion, he was also the best basketball coach ever. The season in 8th grade was by far the most enjoyable time I ever had playing basketball.

My deepest condolences to the Lanstein family.

January 8, 2017

My deepest sympathy to Barry's family. We had great times playing basketball with Barry over the years in Belchertown. May he rest in peace.

Jim Nagy

January 7, 2017

So very sorry to read about the loss of your brother.My condolences to Steve and Myrna and to Barry's wife and children.

Joel Euse

Janet, Dave & Shayleigh McLaughlin

January 7, 2017

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Kay and her family. May Barry rest in peace and may our Lord bring strength and comfort to your hearts at this difficult time.

January 7, 2017

Heartfelt condolences to Kay and her family from all of us down here in Florida. We so enjoyed getting to know Barry on our trip to Ireland. May he rest in peace and may the Lord give strength to his family at this difficult time.
Janet, Dave & Shayleigh McLaughlin