Jeanne Marie Murphy Soucy
July 18, 1946 - January 14, 2016
Jeanne grew up in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner, and on the North Shore in Danvers. She lived with her husband, Jerry, and raised their children, Paul and Ahna Jin, in Carlisle and Concord.
Jeanne began her career at the Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in Manchester, NH. Her subsequent studies included degrees in nursing, education, and counseling from St. Anselm’s College, and the Schools of Nursing and Education at Boston University. She was a board certified clinical specialist in adult mental health and psychiatric nursing.
Prior to her retirement in 2010, Jeanne was Professor of Nursing at MassBay Community College. She was also a faculty member at the College of Nursing at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, and Boston College.
Jeanne was Nursing Clinical Director for Medical and Speciality Services at Boston Children’s Hospital; Director of Staff Education at Nashoba Valley Medical Center; and maintained a private practice for individuals and couples facing infertility or contemplating adoption.
She was a nurse to campers and staff at Camps Kenwood and Evergreen, Camp Greylock, and the Thoreau Day Camp.
Jeanne was a gifted and inspiring teacher in classroom, clinical, and community settings. She believed her primary responsibility was to help students and patients find their strengths, and leverage them. She modeled her conviction that nursing is intelligent caring. She valued lifelong learning.
Jeanne enjoyed travel and the natural world. She journeyed to Korea, Portugal, and throughout the U.S. She spent her final years with close family and friends at home, and at her favorite places in the mountains and along the shores of Massachusetts and elsewhere.
Those who knew Jeanne will long remember her warm smile, kind heart, open ear, and honest caring.
Her family will honor Jeanne's life and work, and are establishing a channel to support her commitment to nursing education and practice.
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