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Hinds, Jean M.

Jean M. (Steeves) Hinds, a resident of Norwood since 1946, passed away Saturday, September 4th at the Caritas Norwood Hospital after a brief illness.  She was 84.  Jean was born in Boston on February 4, 1926 to George and Lillian (DeBruyn) Steeves.  She was a graduate of Quincy Highschool and later of Northeastern University.  Jean was an active member of the Christian Women’s Club, The Women’s Guild of the Disabled American Veterans, and the United Church of Norwood.  Jean also volunteered in the radiology department at Norwood Hospital as part of the Caritas Norwood Hospital Ladies Auxillary for 30 years.  Jean is predeceased by her husband Caryl E. Hinds, as well as her parents, George and Lillian Steeves.  She is survived by her children:  Earl and his partner Jill Janoff of California, David and his wife Carole of Plainville and Claire Lauzon and her husband Raymond of Norwood.  She is also survived by her grandson Matthew Lauzon and his wife Erika of North Carolina.  Visiting hours will be held FRIDAY, September 10th from 6-9pm at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols Street, NORWOOD.  Jean’s funeral will be Saturday, September 11th at 8AM at the funeral home, with interment to follow at the Woodland Cemetery in Keene, New Hampshire.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Norwood Hospital Auxillary, 800 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Donna Dollard
    September 8th, 2010 | 11:29 am

    To Claire & Family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences during this time. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers. I pray you have the strength & courage to make it through this difficult time.
    Donna Dollard
    Friend & Co-worker
    Bank of America, Waltham, MA

  2. Dorothy Accomando
    September 8th, 2010 | 1:34 pm

    I had only known Jean for a little over a year but she will remain a warm part of my heart forever. She was such a beautiful person and had very quickly become a very dear friend and mentor to me. My heart goes out to her family and friends for their loss. With Love, Dorothy

  3. Irene Woods
    September 8th, 2010 | 8:07 pm

    I have known Jean most of my life. She was so easy to talk to and always had a way of calming me down. She had such a big heart and
    a beautiful person. She will be so missed.
    Claire, my heart goes out to you and your family and will be in my thoughts and prayers.


  4. shannon thomas
    September 9th, 2010 | 9:47 am

    Jean has been an inspiration and a real friend for the last 10 years of my life. I am forever grateful for how she encouraged me with singing in my church choir,which is an enormous part of my life. She will be greatly missed. Our hearts are heavy and we are sorry for your loss.

    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge. Psalm 91

    All of our love,
    Don and Shannon

  5. Beverly Perkins
    September 27th, 2010 | 2:31 pm

    My deepest sympathy to your family! I was looking at my father’s guestbook, when I saw this posting. My family and I belong to the United Church and have known your mother for years. My father and I would often see her at the hospital.
    She always had a kind word and a smile! She will be missed!!

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