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Aurice B Vernon Weiss of Needham died on May 1, 2018 six weeks before her 90th birthday.
Aurice was born in 1928 in Laramie, WY. She was raised in Amarillo, TX on the plains where the sun shines, the horizon is expansive, and the wind blows to send tumbleweeds along the flat, dry landscape. She attended Amarillo HS, Amarillo Junior College and received a baccalaureate degree from Baylor University in Waco, TX, majoring in psychology. She attended graduate school in the University of Texas in Austin. Aurice moved to the Boston area in the early 1950s and worked as an assistant to J.C.R. Licklider in the Acoustics Laboratory at MIT. There she met Walter Rosenblith who hired her as his administrative assistant in the newly-formed Communication Biophysics Group in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. In 1958, she met a graduate student, Thomas Weiss; there followed a courtship that resulted in a marriage in 1962. Aurice and Tom have three children; Max Philip, Elisa Lane, and Eric Radford. Aurice was a life-long voracious reader, especially enjoying mysteries and histories. She was interested in everybody's family history and traced her ancestry to colonial days. Her ancestors arrived on the East Coast, migrated down the East Coast to the Carolinas and headed west. Aurice's family history mirror's the settling of the American West. Aurice was enthusiastic about car and train trips, short and long. She loved Cape Cod. Aurice was also interested in theater and attended local theaters in the Boston area as part of a Theater Group -- four couples who subscribed to theaters for several decades and dined together. She enjoyed singing solo and in choruses as well as piano playing. An appreciator of all forms of art, Aurice was a collector of art glass, and a member of the Founder's Chapter of the National American Glass Club. She was also a member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and an avid gardener. Aurice managed an extensive garden in her home in Newton and received awards from the city for its beauty. She enjoyed cooking and baking, mixing the cuisines of her youth -- chili, cornbread, black-eyed peas, fried chicken, lemon chess pie, etc. – with those of her husband's roots – e.g., Sacher torte, Linzer torte, chicken paprikaš, etc. Aurice had a generous spirit, a feisty and spunky personality, and a quick wit, which entertained her care-givers in her later years.
She is survived by her husband; their three children; their three children-in-law (Pauline, Nico, and Sarah); their six grandchildren (Ashley, Veronica, Madison, Sadie, Olivia, and Calvin).

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