Bette Ann Weinstein


DATELINE: Deerfield Beach, FL


Weinstein, Bette Ann (Shapiro), died on October 12, 2013.  She was 72. Born in Fall River MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Matilda (Turcott) Shapiro. She lived in Providence for many years before moving to Bethesda MD in 1971 and Florida in 2005. She was a graduate of Hope High School, Wheaton College in Norton MA, and received an MSW degree from Boston University, and a Ph.D. from Catholic University.

She is survived by her son, Jim Weinstein of Austin TX; his wife, Laurie; two granddaughters, Elena and Cara Weinstein; and her significant other, Jim Emmert. She was the sister of the late Steven Shapiro.


Dr. Weinstein, who maintained an active psychotherapy practice, was a nationally known clinician, trainer, teacher, consultant and interventionist in the areas of chemical dependency, borderline personality disorders, and employee assistance programs.  She taught at Catholic University School of Social Work and Rutgers Summer School of Alcohol & Drug Studies. She published articles on denial, ethics, and new addiction diagnostic tools.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday October 18th at Lincoln Park Cemetery, Post Road, Warwick.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Condolences may be sent to:
Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Chapel, Cranston.




  1. Heather Hayes
    Oct 17, 2013

    My deepest sympathies, love and thoughts to the family and friends of Bette Ann. She was an inspirational woman who was full of love and bigger than life. She was a dear friend and mentor to me. Her enthusiasm was contagious. There will always be a huge place in my heart for BA and I will miss her dearly. I was honored to have her refer to me as her “mini me!” I will pray that your heart is comforted through this time.

  2. Carey Davidson
    Oct 17, 2013

    I am blessed to have known Bette Ann and experience her wisdom and joy .

  3. Bruce Carruth
    Oct 17, 2013

    Dear Jim and family:
    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. Bette Ann and I were together at Rutgers every summer since 1976 and were good friends. I remember you visiting one summer when you were, maybe, 9 or 10. Her wisdom, experience and engaging personality touched so many people.
    Her presence will be missed by all who came in contact with her.
    My deepest condolences.
    Bruce Carruth

  4. Bette Ann,

    You will be missed. What a wonderful colleaguec and mentor to our field you have been.

  5. Pat Moomey
    Oct 18, 2013

    Dearest Bette Ann,
    I am so sad that you have left this world way too soon. I do thank you though for the memories of your tenderness and tenacity, your laughter and tears, your pride and humility and mostly for leaving a mark on my heart. You will be missed and remembered.
    Pat Moomey

  6. Leta Rae Stivers
    Oct 21, 2013

    Bette Ann offered me courage when I needed it many years ago. She was one of the first women in our professional organization to take the lead. She encouraged me and others to reach for the best of ourselves.

    Thank you.

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