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Jarvis, Jeffrey

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Jeffrey Jay Jarvis, a 25 year resident of Wellesley, died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.  He was 64.  Jeff was born July 25, 1950 in Providence, Rhode Island, the only child of Jack and Margaret Opal (Turcotte) Jarvis.  He graduated from Boston Latin School and earned his undergraduate degree and his Master’s Degree in Art History from Boston University.  Jeff was a member, and Past Master of Celestial Lodge AF & AM of Westwood where he helped run the Celestial Masonic Angel’s Fund.  He was also a member of the Kilwinning Club, and a longtime platelet donor at the Dana Farber Hospital.  Jeff retired in 2013 as the owner and operator of his own industrial supplies company.  Jeffrey is survived by his wife, MaryLou Muirhead; his two daughters, Rachel Ann Saunders of Newton, and Jennifer Jarvis Phillips of Long Valley, NJ; his five grandchildren, Emerson Opal Saunders, Peter Delaney, Madalyn Phillips, Keith Delaney, Claire Phillips; and his four nieces, Casey, Molly, Deidre, and Meredith Muirhead.  Visiting hours will be held Sunday, March 15th from 1-3 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood with a Masonic Service by Celestial Lodge at 3 PM.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Celestial Masonic Angel Foundation, 865 Gay Street, Westwood, Ma 02090 or to Mt Auburn Hospital, 330 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA  02138 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Diane and Pat Frustaci
    March 13th, 2015 | 11:12 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss.. We hope our thoughts and prayers bring you comfort.

  2. Julie & Matt Nussbaum
    March 14th, 2015 | 2:54 am

    Rachel, your dad was a wonderful man, a great dad and a dedicated, loving Pop-Pop. I know his memory will live on with you all. Sending all our love.

  3. Julie & Matt Nussbaum
    March 14th, 2015 | 6:59 am

    Rachel, your dad was a wonderful man, a great dad, and a dedicated and loving Pop-Pop. I know his memory will stay alive through all of your love for him. We are sending all of our love to you all.
    ~Julie & Matt Nussbaum

  4. Tom Woelper
    March 14th, 2015 | 8:42 am

    The thoughts and prayers of the entire Far Hills Country Day School family are with the Jarvis family at this difficult time.

  5. Pamela Berstler
    March 14th, 2015 | 8:52 am

    My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Dad. I know that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.
    Wishing you Peace, Pam Berstler

  6. Mhairi Phillips & Nick Miller
    March 14th, 2015 | 12:37 pm

    Dear Jennifer and Family,
    Our deepest condolences to you all. Wow, your Dad lead an amazing life! Such accomplishments and generosity, you must be very proud. May the days ahead be full of warm memories, great stories and love.

    Mhairi, Nick, George + Angus

  7. Sally Flaherty
    March 14th, 2015 | 4:24 pm

    Dear Jennifer,
    Please accept my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. life is full of changes and this is a painful change. I have no doubt the memories and lessons of your dad will give you all a healing strength. I wish you prayers and warm, gentle thoughts surrounding you with love.

  8. Martha P. Grace
    March 15th, 2015 | 6:58 am


    It is difficult to express the profound sadness at your loss that we all feel.
    I extend to you my sincerest sympathies.

    Martha Grace

  9. March 15th, 2015 | 11:20 am

    Dear MaryLou,Jennifer, Rachel: My heartfelt sympathy at your loss. My payers are with you all.

    George T. Phillips

  10. Lynda phillips
    March 15th, 2015 | 11:32 am

    We are feeling your pain and knowing what you are going through. I am thinking of you Jeniffer and your family and sending you strength to manage the difficult days ahead. I keep thinking about the day we all spent in Long Island City at the beach house, remembering how fit your father was and enjoying watching the way he interacted with Kieth and Peter and all the children, he will be missed a great deal by those that spent time with him.
    I wish I could diminish some of your pain, but perhaps the pain also allows us to remember better in the end. Thinking of you and the boys and sending all our love.
    Lynda, Seyun, Alexandra, Christian and Adelaide. Xox

  11. March 16th, 2015 | 8:42 am

    Dear Mrs. Jarvis,

    It was with deep sadness today that I learned of Jeff’s passing. Jeff and I had a lot of fun these past few years as he built up the Celestial Masonic Angel Fund chapter and arranged the donation/placement of over 45 Laptops for KidZ computers in the Dedham and Westwood schools.

    Working with Jeff was a privilege. We are diminished by his passing.

    Robert Fellows, Board President
    Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.

  12. The Hearty Family (Zir)
    March 20th, 2015 | 2:47 pm

    We will miss you. Thank you for being such a good friend to our father and our family.

    Lots of love,

    Hilary, Alan, Aisling & Saoirse Hearty

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