H. Jeannette Pollard, 86
Born Aug. 10, 1927 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Jeannette was the daughter of the late Ernest I. and Helen (Stahl) Pollard. She was a graduate of the University of Nebraska and Simmons College, Boston.
A lifelong student of languages, history and genealogy, Jeannette had been employed for many years as a bi-lingual teacher for the Boston Public School System. A longtime member of St. Matthias Parish, she served as a cantor and member of the choir, and was an integral part of her parish community.
She belonged to many cultural organizations within the city, including the Edmund Rice Historical Association, Friends of the Marlborough Public Library, and the Marlborough Historical Society. She was well-traveled, a season ticket holder for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and a great lover of animals, especially her cats.
She is survived by her brothers, William Pollard and his wife Kathleen, Robert Pollard and his wife Kellen, and Richard Pollard and his wife Susan; her sister-in-law, Barbara Pollard; 12 nieces and nephews; 14 great-nieces and great-nephews; and many cherished relatives and friends. She was also the sister of the late Ernest I. Pollard.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m., at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough, with a vigil service to be held at 7:45 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthias. Burial will be held at a later date in New Jersey.
Donations may be made to St. Matthias Parish or the animal Rescue League of Boston, Advancement Department, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116.
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