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Emma Diane Blumstein

May 20, 1988June 12, 2012

Emma Blumstein, age 24 years, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Brookline, by accident, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Beloved daughter of Steven & Mona (Rothman) Blumstein of Brookline. Dear sister of Alyssa Blumstein of Brooklyn, NY. Cherished granddaughter of the late Max & Ida (Surdut) Rothman and Irving & Sophie (Kanovitz) Blumstein. Also survived by many loving friends. Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Avenue, Boston on Friday, June 15 at 11:00am. Burial in Temple Israel Cemetery, 500 North Avenue, Wakefield. Memorial observance at the home of Steven & Mona Blumstein following interment through 7pm and continuing Saturday and Sunday from 4-7pm with minyan at 5:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. Emma graduated from Brookline High in 2006 and Tufts University in 2010 with an English major and a Film Studies minor. She was a fine student and loved both schools. She was a good high school athlete who played basketball and soccer and rowed crew. At Tufts she was captain of the Rugby club team both junior and senior years. Most of all Emma was wonderful person. Her extremely broad group of friends from every part of her life saw her as warm, considerate, loyal, supportive, fun and very funny with her quirky sense of humor. She was the best companion, buddy and confidant. We, her parents and sister, miss her beyond our ability to express our feelings of loss. .


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 15, 2012


Emma Diane Blumstein

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Diane Blumstein

June 12, 2019

Dear Steven, Mona, & Alyssa, I was searching for my name online on 6/12/2019 and found Emma's obituary. I can't imagine what life has been like since that day, but may Emma's death be for a blessing. Being a Blumstein, and being my father's daughter, I always looked up Blumstein in phonebooks wherever I went and was in need of one. Every few years after moving to Boston I'd look our name up and would always find Steven & Mona. I felt connected to you even though we never met. I had a niece Emily, until she transitioned to Eli around the same time as Emma's obituary. I always liked the name Emma much better than Emily. Emma reminds me of Emily/Eli. Looking at Emma's picture, I was very confused because I thought she looked like my nibling (gender neutral niece/nephew), and because her middle name was my first name. Interestingly, Emily/Eli was the captain of their rugby team in college. And, on an aside, I always thought about going by my middle name (thus my facebook profile is my middle name), & I was the coxswain on my crew team in college. I read Emma crewed in HS and played rugby in college.

January 13, 2013

dear mona, steve, and alyssa-
emma single handedly alleviated the vicissitudes of middle for me. while she herself had a unique impact on my life, the impact that she had was not unique to me. emma taught me to see the folly and make the best out of oppressive social conventions, in a stage where superficial expectations could be crippling. whether it was on the soccer field, basketball court, or a middle school dance floor (yikes), emma was the apple of my eye. despite the passing of years, and stages, the foundation of confidence that i developed through my friendship with emma at the pivotal pre-teen and early teen years will forever fuel me.
i miss her daily.

J Brown

December 17, 2012


Michelle Friedman

July 4, 2012

Dear Mona. I just learned of your horribly tragic loss and was so saddened for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I hope you are finding some comfort in the outpouring of love and support.

Sue Hogan

June 26, 2012

Dear Mona, Steven and Alyssa,

Its been a week and still seems unreal. I think of Emma and you everyday and of course Rachael does also. I have been looking at photos from graduation weekend and at the happiness on all our girls faces. They loved each other and always will... they shared such a special time in their lives... Emma will forever be with all of them. Thinking of all of you and keeping you in my prayers... With deepest sympathy

Sue (Rachael's mom)

Carrie Colen

June 24, 2012

I am one of Emma's classmates. She was taking online courses at La Salle University and we happened to be in the same class when she passed. Our instructor notified us of the accident and I just wanted to express my condolences to her family. I could tell by the things she wrote that Emma was a very bright student and would have made an awesome speech pathologist one day. I went back and reread the interesting things she contributed to our class discussions. I know her mother played a role in her decision to become a speech pathologist. I am a mother of three children and so I am especially heartbroken for her parents. I hope hope many people will gather around them and blanket them with love and support. All of Emma's family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray God will ease your suffering in any little way possible, and I hope Emma's life & legacy will live on through the lives of others in a positive way.

With Love & Prayers...

Ginger,David, Kayla & Merina Zeller

June 21, 2012

Dear Mona and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter, Emma. We will remember Emma in our prayers and pray for you and your family during this time of great sorrow.

Laurel Collins

June 21, 2012

Mona and family,

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Laurel Collins and family

Sarah Houghton

June 19, 2012

It was a pleasure having Emma as a classmate at LaSalle University. Her participation in our class discussions will be greatly missed. My heart is with her friends and family in this time of sadness.

Elizabeth Crane

June 19, 2012

Emma was a superstar in the classroom, both academically and socially. She would often stay after class to ask the most insightful questions, or chat further about something of particular interest to her. Emma's presence in the room helped make the environment welcoming and positive, with her great sense of humor and unconditional acceptance of others. She's the kind of student that gave so much energy back to her peers, and her teachers. Please know that all of her teachers and coaches are shocked and heartbroken by this tragic news, and extend our deepest sympathies to your family.