Ruth J. Halperin, 96, of Somerville died Dec. 19, 2014. Born in Bayonne, she lived in Somerville since 1948.
Mrs. Halperin taught eighth-grade English for over 20 years at Branchburg Central School in Branchburg.
She graduated from New York University with a BA in social studies and a minor in English.
A life member of Hadassah, she was a founding member of both the Raye Molitz chapter of Deborah and Temple Shalom, both of Somerville.
She is survived by her daughter, Harriet Naggar of Scotch Plains; her son, Edward C. (Sharon) of Greenwich, Conn.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 21 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.