Jeanne Alexander Dalzell
1929-2012 Jeanne Dalzell, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Briarcliffe Manor Nursing Home in Johnson, R.I. She was the wife of the late David R. Dalzell, Jr.
Born in New Haven, Conn., she met and married David Dalzell (deceased 1997) in 1945 and lived in Richmond and Pittsfield. There, her two surviving sons were born; David in 1952 and Jeffrey in 1956. While in Pittsfield she served on the Junior League of Berkshire County.
The family moved to Beloit, Wis., in 1966 where Jeanne was a Director at the Wright Art Museum at Beloit College. She was an avid and knowledgeable art lover and artist. She enjoyed traveling and the family spent time living in Italy. She loved to entertain and was loved by not only her family but a wide and dear circle of friends.
With the family grown, Jeanne moved back to Lenox, and became a realtor in 1982 and was the founder of the Berkshire Homebuyers Guide. She retired to Sarasota, Fla., in 1992.
With the onset of Alzheimers she moved to Briarcliffe Manor near Providence, Rhode Island in 2010 to be near family. Jeanne leaves behind her two sons, two grandchildren Sara and David, and two great-grandchildren Cailey and Jaden.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday Dec. 8th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Monahan Drabble Sheridan Funeral Home in Providence. She will be buried at a private ceremony in the Berkshires the following day alongside members of her beloved family.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Briarcliffe Manor would be appreciated for the loving care they provided.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 6, 2012