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Blum, Jean E.

Jean Elizabeth (McCulloch) Blum, the wife of the late Joseph Bonner Blum, Jr., died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale.  She was 78.  Jean was born April 8, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, the only daughter of William and Margaret (Smith) McCullouch.  She worked for 15 years as a laundry woman at the Glover Hospital in Needham until her retirement in 1997.  Jean was a homebody who enjoyed baking and cooking, and loved being with her family.  Jean is survived by her daughter, Linda J. Blum, and her husband Mike Rains, of Charlotte, North Carolina; her three sons, Joseph B. Blum III of Portland, Oregaon, Kenneth A. Blum, and his wife Barbara, of Milford, Massachusetts, and Stephen A. Blum, and his wife Mellissa, of Portland, Oregon; her two grandchildren, Kerri Madigan and Katherine Rains; and her niece Debbie Martin, and her husband Richard.  She also leaves her longtime friends, Dorothy White of Rockland and Lucille Cashin of Eastham.  Jean was the sister of the late Arthur and Bill MCulloch.  Visiting hours will be held Monday, March 21st from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood followed by her funeral service at 1:30 PM.   Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Center for Pulmonary Hypertension, c/o Evans Medical Foundation, Boston Medical Center, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Donna Santabarbara
    March 20th, 2011 | 7:40 pm

    Dear Kenny and Barbara: I am so sorry for your loss. I know you have had a few difficult weeks; your Mom was blessed to have such wonderful, caring children and spouses. I am in CT for the week and cannot attend the service which saddens me, Kenny. Do know that I am with you and Barbara in spirit. Please extend my sympathies to the rest of the family. Sincerely, Donna

  2. Laureen Frost
    March 21st, 2011 | 6:09 am

    To the Blum Family,

    David and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Jean was a very special lady who carried her struggles with grace. We will miss her smile at Christmas dinner but take comfort with the knowledge that she is now at peace.

    With love,

    Laureen and David

  3. March 21st, 2011 | 10:17 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    I will always remember her strength and love.

    Livia Martinez

  4. Richard & Derya Martin
    March 21st, 2011 | 10:46 pm

    Derya and I send our deepest condolences. Aunt Jean was such a wonderful, sweet, and kind woman, and she will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We are thankful that our family got to visit her while home over Christmas. She was always so thoughtful to our Melissa and Marina.

    Love, Richard and Derya Martin

  5. Doug (Beau) and Connie McCulloch
    March 23rd, 2011 | 8:46 am

    Our hearts and prayers go out to Aunt Jean’s family. She was a very special woman and you are all in our thoughts.
    Love, Beau and Connie McCulloch

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