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Barri Sue Falk

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Published in October 2022

Barri Sue Falk died October 15, 2022 at her home in Brookline MA, after a 2 ½ year battle with a familial form of ALS which previously claimed the lives of her mother and brother. She was 58. Barri was married to Ronenn Roubenoff, MD, of Brookline, for 15 years. She is survived by her husband; children Ethan, Austin, and Talia; father Jerome of Buffalo Grove, IL; sister Lisa Stevens and her husband Michael of Chicago, IL; sister-in-law Suzanne Falk and her son Collin of Riverwoods, IL; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Barri was born in Chicago, IL, and graduated from Fremd High School and the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana. She received a Master’s Degree in Health Systems Management from Rush University. She was an executive in several health care companies before moving to Boston in 1998 to join Serono, a biopharmaceutical firm, as Vice President of Marketing. She left Serono in 2007 to join consulting firm Deloitte. In 2014 she and her family moved to Basel, Switzerland, where she continued as a Partner in Monitor Deloitte, leading their Life Sciences Consulting practice. Barri moved back to Boston with her family in 2021 to participate in a clinical trial of ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital. Barri was a beautiful, loving, and caring wife, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt. She was a dynamic, fearless woman who was the center of her family. She enjoyed travel, and was passionate about her work, especially mentoring women in their career development.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 19 at 11 am at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon St, Brookline, MA. For those unable to attend in person, a link to a livestream of the funeral can be found at Burial in Sharon Memorial Park immediately following the service. The family will be sitting Shiva at 150 Buckminster Rd, Brookline, Wednesday to Friday, 3-6 pm. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to Compassionate Care ALS.