Joseph Shansky


Shansky, Joseph, 73, died Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Rubinstein) Shansky for 47 years. Born in New York City, a son of the late Daniel and Nora (Matesky) Shansky, he had lived in Warren for 12 years, previously living in Barrington. He was freelance graphic designer. Joseph was a member of Temple Habonim and its Ruach Singers. Devoted father of Rebecca Shansky and her husband, Jesse Schomer, of Boston, MA and Sara Kaye and her husband, Adam, of Austin, TX. Dear brother of the late Bernice Weinberg. Loving grandfather of Miles and Ruby. Funeral services will be held MONDAY at 11:00 a.m. in Temple Habonim. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Temple Habonim, 165 Meadow Road, Barrington, RI 02806 or The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115.  Shiva will be private.


  1. Esposito Jerry, Patty
    Dec 8, 2018

    Joe was a most warm, friendly and giving man. The world would do well if more people were as he. He will be most missed. Our best wishes to his family.

  2. Samantha Green
    Dec 9, 2018

    I am heartbroken to hear that Joe has passed. Thinking of you, Janet, and praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. May your memories of Joe’s love and spirit fill your hearts with warmth.

  3. Suzy Shansky
    Dec 11, 2018

    Joey was a dear man, talented and funny, devoted and kind. He was so devoted to the family, and kept us linked all these years. He will be greatly missed. Janet, Becca, Sara- my heart goes out to you. Much love always.

  4. Brenda Pottle
    Dec 15, 2018

    Janet so sorry to hear about Joe. He was such a talented and and funny man. Enjoyed working with him for many years. Thoughts and prayers to you Sara and Rebecca.

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