Obituaries

Obituary: John Rowse, longtime JP resident, dies

April 13, 2018
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Obituary: John Rowse, longtime JP resident, dies

John Rowse, JP resident for more than 40 years, died on March 29 after an extended battle with cancer. John, 74, died peacefully, at home, surrounded by his wife and three children. John and his wife, Susan Naimark, lived in the same Paul Gore Street home since 1977, which they bought abandoned for $300...

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Obituary: George Rabinowitz, a JP resident, dies

February 23, 2018
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Obituary: George Rabinowitz, a JP resident, dies

George Rabinowitz, a devoted husband, father, and tennis fan, died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Feb. 1, after a valiant fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 86. Rabinowitz, a native New Yorker, was born in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 4, 1931.  He was a mathematician and computer scientist who spent the majority of...

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Obituary: Kathleen Williams, former JP resident, dies

September 29, 2017
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Kathleen (Bills) Williams, a former Jamaica Plain resident, died on Sept. 21. She was 66. Beloved mother of Tracey Bills and Eric Bills. Grandmother (Nannie) of Terisa Acevedo, Christina Collazo, Taitiana Collazo, Marcus Bills, Alyssa Bills, Anthony Bills, Joshua Bills and Stephanie Bowman. Great grandmother to Kalvin Cromwell and Ava Rivera.

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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos, JP resident, dies

September 29, 2017
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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos, JP resident, dies

Tasia J. Stamatos of Jamaica Plain died on Sept. 20. Beloved wife of James C. Stamatos. Loving mother of Christ J. of Jamaica Plain, George J. & his wife Xiomara and Nicholas J. & his wife Dawn all of Foxboro and Areti J. Stamatos-Gomez & her husband Jose of Jamaica Plain. Sister of Anthony Koutras...

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Obituary: Lorraine Roth, who had deep ties to JP, dies

September 29, 2017
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Obituary: Lorraine Roth, who had deep ties to JP, dies

Lorraine (Blake) Roth died on Aug. 20, surrounded by family in her beloved Pond Ave., Brookline home fronting the Emerald Necklace parkland near Jamaica Pond, where she took daily walks for more than 40 years, even when she needed two canes and someone to assist her in recent years. She was 93. A memorial...

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Obituary: Bradford Mighill, former JP resident, dies

July 28, 2017
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Bradford Hatch Mighill, 93, of Plainfield, NH and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on May 25 at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT after a long and determined fight against the debilitating respiratory symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Brad was born on April 24, 1924 in Ipswich and spent his...

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Obituary: Leola MacDonald, a former JP resident, dies

June 23, 2017
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Obituary: Leola MacDonald, a former JP resident, dies

Leola M. “Lee” MacDonald, 75, of W. Wareham and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on June 5 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late Robert D. MacDonald. Born in Jamaica Plain, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Florence E. (Harding) Morlock....

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Obituary: Donnel Robert Preston, former JP High student, dies

April 14, 2017
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Obituary: Donnel Robert Preston, former JP High student, dies

Donnel Robert Preston, 61, of Boston, died on March 19 following a brief illness. Donnel was born in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Harold Lopez and the late Orlean M. Preston. He was the middle son of three brothers, Harold, the elder, and Stephen, the youngest. His family moved to Boston when he was...

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Obituary: Richard C. Hoeh, former JP resident, dies

February 10, 2017
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Obituary: Richard C. Hoeh, former JP resident, dies

Richard Charles “Mike” Hoeh died on Jan. 26, with his wife and eldest daughter by his side. He had been in home hospice care in Bethel, Maine, since a recent diagnosis of cancer. He was born at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain on July 18, 1930, to Frederick and Margaret (Morlock) Hoeh, both children...

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Obituary: Dawn Marie MacLeod, JP resident, dies

February 10, 2017
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Obituary: Dawn Marie MacLeod, JP resident, dies

Dawn Marie MacLeod, a Forest Hills resident, died on Jan. 24. She was 53. Wife of Eric H. Brown; loving mother of Meghan MacLeod of Dedham and Katherine Rohlfing of Jamaica Plain; daughter of the late Malcolm C. and Marie MacLeod; sister of David M. MacLeod of North Conway, New Hampshire, the late Scott...

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