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“I am truly sorry to lose Rosine and Howard.I knew Rosine and Howard since 1995 when my mother arrived to the United States. After some time when my...Read More »
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“I am truly sorry to lose Rosine and Howard.I knew Rosine and Howard since 1995 when my mother arrived to the United States. After some time when my...Read More »
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“My condolences to the family. I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Green. I worked in Dr. Green's laboratory with Hung Tsung and met...Read More »
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“Although I knew Rosine only briefly in my former capacity as Executive Director of the New England Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, her love for...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Bruce Mendelsohn - Newton, MA

“I am truly sorry for your loss. During this difficult time, may peace from God give you the comfort and support you need to endure. Deepest...Read More »
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GREEN, Rosine (Kauffmann), of Westwood, passed away on August 24, 2016. She was born on November 27th, 1927 to Jeanne Tardivel and Gaston Kauffmann. She grew up in Paris and was enrolled in a private school for girls when the German occupation descended on France. Rosine was forced to leave school and was tutored at home while her father escaped and remained in hiding till 1944. During the liberation of Paris in August of 1944 she was engaged as a trained Red Cross volunteer taking care of casualties at the barricades and in the hospital. After the war Rosine finished her education, and in 1948 came to the United States to Chicago. There she quickly became engaged in the intellectual ferment surrounding the University of Chicago, home to a large number of scientists who had migrated from Europe. Eventually, at a dinner party she met a brilliant young doctor doing research at the university. Rosine and Howard Green were married in 1951 and this partnership lasted for sixty-five years until Howard's death last year. Howard's scientific prowess brought them to Boston in 1970 where he eventually became chairman of the Cell Biology Department at the Harvard Medical School. At the same time, she established Rosine Green Associates a highly successful art restoration and conservation business. They became widely known for restoring antiques, especially Japanese and Chinese Lacquer, oil paintings and art on paper. They did work for the White House and national museums and were voted in 1999 as the best at antique restoration by Best of Boston. She was also a member of the Chilton Club. Rosine and Howard together led exceptionally exciting and productive lives and developed a large number of devoted friends. They were always very helpful and generous to all they knew, especially to the students who came through Howard's laboratory. Through her tireless efforts, this generosity led to establishing the Howard Green Center for Children's Skin and Research at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston in 2016. Also, this past year, even in failing health, she founded the Howard and Rosine Kauffmann Green Skin and Tissue Center at the burn unit in the Sheba National Medical Center in Israel. Rosine is survived by her niece, Ingrid Fagen, her nephew, David Green, nieces Catherine Kauffmann and Claudine Agostini, as well as an extended family in Australia and France. Services and interment are private.

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