Westborough – Jean P. Hall, 87, a lifelong Westborough resident, passed away peacefully Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Coleman House in Northborough.
Born in Westborough, she was the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Lucy H. (Mason) Nichols. She was educated in Westborough and was a 1948 graduate of Westborough High School. She also graduated from the Burdett School of Business in Boston.
Jean was employed as a Legal Secretary for the phone company prior to her retirement. In her youth she worked at her parent’s restaurant, the Merrie-M in Westborough. Over the years she also worked for the Westboro schools in a variety of roles from cafeteria worker, bus driver to secretary to the Superintendent, all while being a loving wife and mom.
She was a lifetime member of the Congregational Church of Westborough and was a proud officer of the Massachusetts State Grange.
Jean enjoyed traveling all across America including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as cruising with family and friends. She visited Israel, China, and several European countries. She was a caterer for weddings and special events and enjoyed baking, sewing and knitting. She made many of the costumes for Westborough’s 250th celebration and also made the choir robes for the Children’s Choir at her church. She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s performances and athletic events. Jean also had a great love for ice cream. Whether she was making it at home with her family or going to a dairy, she could easily be convinced to join you for a cone or sundae.
Jean is survived by her five children, Kenneth Hall and his wife Carole of Charlemont, Douglas Hall and his wife Beverly of Westborough, Deborah Kozik and her husband Ben of Auburn, Stephanie Hall and her fiancée Dan Remian of Westborough, and Eric Hall and his wife Linda of Southborough; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Her funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 2, at 10 a.m., in the Congregational Church, 57 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling hours at the Pickering and Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Tuesday, May 1, from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or at www.alz.org.
The family sends their sincerest thanks to the staff of Coleman House for the loving care they provided Jean these past two years.