Jean (Hoffman) Yanofsky

Jean (Hoffman) Yanofsky-of Dedham, formerly of Palm Beach Gardens FL and Newton, on December 9, 2018.Married for 53 years to the late Joseph Yanofsky. Beloved Mother of Norman and Kathy, Richard and Susan, Milton and Pamela. Loving grandmother of Ben and  his wife Stephanie, Daniel, Samantha, Caroline, David and his wife Kate, Lauren and her husband  Sean Wirth, and Peter. Great grandmother of Kate Wirth. Sister of Martin Hoffman and his wife Zona, the late Doris and Julius Cohen, the late Libby and Robert Seltzer, the late Gladys and Harry Kadis and the late Herbert Hoffman surviving wife Diane. Sister-in-law to Bunny Shapero and her late husband Phil, the late Robert and Marcia Yanofsky, and the late Charlotte and Barney Cohen. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews. Jean was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She was a longtime and dedicated volunteer to causes of great importance to her, beginning with the Goodwill League, Perkins School for the Blind, and finally many years with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Family and friends will gather at Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Mishkan Tefila Cemetery, West Roxbury. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Richard and Susan Yanofsky on Tuesday from 1:30 – 8:00 pm and on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Friends of Dana-Farber, 450 Brookline Ave., SW120 Boston, MA 02215.


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