Betsy Rosenstein Franklin ’71

Betsy Rosenstein Franklin ’71, of Dedham, Mass.; Jan. 16. She was active in the theater at Brown, then worked for the Village Voice in New York before attending Boston University School of Law. She worked as in-house counsel for the City of Boston Employment and Economic Policy Administration and later for the Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Commission. In 1985, she changed careers and became a certified master scuba divemaster and instructor. For the next several years she taught scuba in Islamorada, Fla., until she suffered a stroke following a medical procedure, leaving her disabled in mobility and speech. She succeeded in living independently in Islamorada and later in Boston. She enjoyed traveling to Alaska and France and remained active in her community. She is survived by her brother Michael ’78, ’81 MD, and his wife; and a niece and a nephew.

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