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Rose Finkelstein, 101; for decades, a calm presence in maternity ward

C. Rose Finkelstein (left), with a friend, Lillian Stanger. Mrs. Finkelstein worked with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for about six decades. C. Rose Finkelstein (left), with a friend, Lillian Stanger. Mrs. Finkelstein worked with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for about six decades. (JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF/file 2006)
By Caitlin Castello
Globe Correspondent / November 9, 2007

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When asked how she kept going, Rose C. (Luftman) Finkelstein would wag her finger and recite her motto: "Activity, attitude, and determination, that's it. All you need to keep going. Oh, and you've got to have a sense of humor, or you're licked." (Full article: 413 words)

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