Word has been received that Joan Seifer Weintraub of Dedham and North Falmouth died September 27. She was 83.

Raised in Hudson, she was graduated from the Dana Hall School. She then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Boston University.

She lived in Boston while pursuing a teaching career. A blind date facilitated by her lifelong best friend led to her marriage to Dr. Lewis Weintraub.

Leaving teaching to raise her sons, she later went back to work as the administrator of Society Organized Against Racism in Higher Education or SOAR.

A lifelong learner, Ms. Weintraub was always eager to try new pursuits and had many hobbies. She also had a dedication to volunteer work.

After more than 40 years living in Wayland, in 2011 she and her husband moved to NewBridge on the Charles, a senior living community in Dedham. Her husband died in 2013.

She leaves her two sons, Daniel Weintraub and his wife, Jessica Weintraub, of Charlestown and Jonathan Weintraub and his wife, Emily Weintraub, of Wayland; two grandchildren; a brother, Joel Seifer of Acton; and her companion, Albert Kutenplon of Needham.

An indoor/outdoor reception to honor her life will be Sunday, November 7, at 3 PM at Brae Burn Country Club, 326 Fuller Street in West Newton.

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