Jean Umscheid, 80, a longtime resident of Westwood MA, passed away unexpectedly on December 15th, 2022. She is survived by her beloved husband, George; Her daughters: Susan Wegmueller and her late husband Juerg of Falls Church, VA; Nancy Robitaille and her husband Bill of Natick, MA; Carol Patrick and her husband Shawn of Walpole, MA; Her three grandchildren Jakob and Robert Wegmueller and Brian Patrick.
Jean was born in Jamaica Plain on April 23rd, 1942 to Margaret and William Maier. She graduated from Emmanuel College in 1963. In her younger years, she went on to tutor students through the Westwood school system and when the entrepreneurial spirit got the best of her, she also launched her two gift shops. Her first store, The Landing, opened in the mid-eighties in Oak Bluffs. Shortly after, the Perfect Present was opened in Westwood. Her smile was infectious, and she loved to talk to everyone she met. She enjoyed baking her famous Chocolate Chip cookies, solving Sudokus, doing puzzles and most importantly being around her family and friends especially during Christmas and the holidays. When not in Westwood, she could be found on Martha's Vineyard entertaining and giving tours to anyone who visited. She will be sadly missed by all.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., Westwood on Thursday Dec. 22st from 11 – 1:00pm. Following the Visitation, a Funeral Service will be celebrated in the Funeral Home at 1:00 pm. The family will be inviting you back for a reception, details will be provided at the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Jean to The Joslin Diabetes Center for Type I Research