Levine Chapels

470 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA


Evelyn M. Kaufman

KAUFMAN, Evelyn M., at the age of 72, of Cambridge, passed away on September 5, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Mary (Haynes) & Alfred L. Kaufman. She is survived by loving cousins and friends.

Evelyn was an active community advocate and worked diligently in the cause of services for those suffering from mental health issues. She loved folk music, and actively supported musicians. Her friends and relatives were the beneficiaries of beautiful items she crocheted. Another hobby she enjoyed was sewing, and creating lovely clothes. She was a supporter of human rights in every way, and was politically active.

Evelyn’s Jewish faith was important to her, and she enjoyed sharing traditions and history with family. The family would like to thank friends who have been so supportive of Evelyn.

Graveside service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evelyn’s name to a cause of your choice, or to Vinfen, 950 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 617-441-1800. Vinfen provides services for persons with psychiatric conditions and intellectual and developmental disabilities. www.vinfen.org


  • Vinfen, www.vinfen.org,


  • Burial and Shiva are private


Evelyn M. Kaufman

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greg kalajian

September 20, 2020

I met Evy downtown when I was a pushcart vendor during the middle 80's. By this time she was folk fan and I still searched for the latest punk singles at Newbury Comics. One night after a June Tabor concert that she encouraged me to accompany her, we were sitting in HiFi pizza in Central Sq. at 2am and I blurted out, "I can't believe I am in HiFi pizza with a 40 year old woman." she laughed and always reminded me of this even as a few months ago.
We were friends for over 25 years and now that she has gone on, I am left with our memories of laughing, concert going, arguing, disagreements, late night hair dying sessions.. the facets of a deep friendship.


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