Harriet Rome Pemstein of Auburndale died Dec. 26 in Newton. Born in 1929 in Worcester, she was the daughter of Dora and Myer Pemstein. She began her career in New York at NBC News. She lived for several years in Israel working at Hebrew University. She returned to the United States to care for her ailing mother and worked at the Museum of Fine Arts. She is survived by many Pemstein and Rome cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice with notice to her cousin Alan Pemstein.