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Jean B. Newbold

December 16, 1931 - December 2, 2017

Visitation: Wednesday, December 6th, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston

Graveside Service: Thursday, December 7th, 11:00 a.m. Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston

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Jean B. Newbold, 85, of South Yarmouth and formerly of Holliston, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of the late Mildred V. (Haskins) and George P. Boggs. She was the wife of 62 years to John B. Newbold of South Yarmouth.


John and Jean had spent the last 8 years as residents in South Yarmouth. Jean was a former secretary at the Boston Seaman’s Friends Society, where she was also active with their Women’s Group. She had been the Director of Highland Street Daycare from 1984-2003. She was a member of The Chancel Choir of the First Congregational Church in Holliston. From 1965-1967, Jean had directed the Hopkinton Youth Choir at the Congregational Church in Hopkinton. Music and Art were a  big part of Jean’s life.


Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Laura Jean Newbold of Emeryville, CA and Susan Elizabeth Portmann and her husband Brian of Millis. She also leaves behind her brother, Robert Boggs and his wife June of PA as well as 2 grandchildren, Marco and Nika Gorini. She is predeceased by her son, John B. Newbold Jr.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 6th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. (Rt. 16)  www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A graveside service will take place on Thursday, December 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Congregational Church, 725 Washington St. Holliston, MA 01746.