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Joanna (Buffum) "Jenny"  Chamberlin
  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hale Reservation 80 Carby St. Westwood, MA 02090.

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“Jenny was my "big sister" at Smith -- a calm and reassuring friend who eased me into my freshman year. I'll always remember her welcoming smile and...Read More »
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“I met Jenny in the 80's when I was the school nurse at Noble & Greenough School. She was a sweet, lovely person. Bill, my thoughts are with you and...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Joan Bendery - Dedham, MA

“Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. Take comfort in the knowledge that Almighty God has prepared a future for the human family where...Read More »
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“Kind thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time of grief. May your fond memories bring you comfort. God's promise at Jeremiah 29:11,12...Read More »
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Chamberlin, Joanna (Buffum) "Jenny" died peacefully at home on September 14th with her family by her side. Her life was one of quiet love, determination, and courage in all its phases. She grew up in Providence and Little Compton, RI. After graduating from Smith College and with a Masters from Yale, she taught in Lexington, Mass for 8 years and then at Dedham Country Day School for three decades. In that time she married Bill Chamberlin and had two children, Sarah and Sam. Along with her joy in her extended family and her love of her students, she enjoyed 40 summers with her family at their island home in Isle au Haut, Maine. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Bill, her daughter Sarah Fesenmyer and her family of Boise, Idaho, and her son Sam of Rockport, Maine, as well as four siblings and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at First Church, Dedham at 11 AM Saturday, October 28. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hale Reservation 80 Carby St. Westwood, MA 02090.