Jean E. (Johnson) Rubin

December 3, 2020


Jean E. (Johnson) Rubin, of Phillipston, passed into eternal glory, Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Born in Fitchburg, MA on October 29, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Karl and Elizabeth (Wright) Johnson of Ashby, MA . Having grown up in Ashby, Jean graduated from Ashby High School, she later moved and raised her family in Phillipston, MA .  Jean loved the quiet country to enjoy a good book and time spent sewing a project for a loved one.

Jean was a member of New Hope Bible Chapel, in Templeton, MA.  She was a stitcher most of her career working for the local furniture manufacturers. Much of her time was spent in her sewing room making quilts for family, friends, and others. She was incredibly talented and put her love into each stitch of every quilt she made; it was her mission field.  But the time that she cherished the most was spent with her family.

Jean is survived by her Husband of 53 years, Albert R. Rubin; her brother, Roland Johnson and his wife Eleanor, her sister Dale Gushlaw and her husband, Chuck, two sons, Michael R. Rubin and his wife, Jean of Phillipston, MA ; Christopher A. Rubin, and his wife, Hiedi of Athol, MA ; her daughter, Kelly J. Brown and her husband, Gregory of Petersham, MA ;  twelve grandchildren, Richard and his significant other Samantha; Teresa and her husband Eric;Elizabeth and her significant other, Kyle; Dominic, Juliette, Eleanore, Christian, Emily, Joseph D., Joshua, Joseph L., and Summer; four great-grandchildren; Kylie, Khloe, Skylar, and Lukas. As well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Karl R. and Elizabeth L. (Wright) Johnson.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 17th from 5-7 PM at Lavery Chartrand Alario Funeral Home, 99 Summer St, Fitchburg, MA. Her Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 18th at 11 AM at Highland Baptist Church, 19 Cedar St, Fitchburg, MA. Please reach out to Kelly at if you would like a Zoom meeting invite to watch the service.

All Covid – 19 protocols are in effect. A Mask is required to enter the funeral home and at the church.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Care Net Fitchburg, an organization Jean held dear to her heart.

The Lavery Chartrand  Alario Funeral Home 99 Summer St. Fitchburg, MA is directing.  Michael S. Alario – Director – Owner.

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