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Funeral Details

Joan Greenfield


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Joan (Hermine) Greenfield of Jamaica Plain, entered into her rest Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 after a fall. Joan was born on September 1, 1932, in Pittsburg, PA, the daughter of Sidney (Steve) and Claudia Greenfield and is survived by her brother Arthur and sister-in-law Jane. In early 1942 the family moved to New-ton, MA where she grew to adulthood. After graduating from Newton High School, Joan attended the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1953, after which she spent a year in Paris, attending the Sorbonne and traveling. Upon her return to Boston, she embarked upon a very successful career in direct mail advertising. This eventually led her to opening J.G. Creative, her own direct mail advertising firm in New York. Joan enjoyed travel and making new friends both at home and abroad. She was a self-taught gourmet chef and was a dynamic and gracious hostess. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed the theatre. As a person, she was a loyal friend, a loving sister and devoted daughter and granddaughter; she was very involved with a number of community organizations. Services and burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, IL on Thursday, September 17th at 1PM Central Standard Time ( 2PM Eastern Standard Time). To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation in her memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Nakul Talcherkar

It was with great shock that we learned of Joan's passing. Her vitality was inspiring and her company always amusing during our many forays into Boston restaurant life in recent years. We will miss her! Deepest sympathies to Arthur and Jane.

- Mary & Nakul

Debbie lefton

Will miss you deeply

Phil Deckowitz

Joan will be missed by all of us.

Sarah Rogers

Memories of Joan include enjoying food, culture, and company. She will be so missed! Thinking of you Arthur and Jane
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