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Murielle "Lee" Jacoby

March 14, 1942 — April 29, 2024


Murielle Jacoby, affectionately known by many as Lee, passed away on April 29, 2024, in Winchendon, Massachusetts. Born on March 14, 1942, in Swansea, MA, USA, she was a woman of loyalty, intelligence, empathy, and ambition. Her life was a testament to these qualities, as she achieved personal and professional successes that were underpinned by her commitment to education and family.

Murielle led a storied career in education as an English Teacher, a role she approached with unwavering dedication. She took great pride in her work, guiding countless students towards academic and professional success. She was recognized nationally when she was awarded by the National Honor Society, an accolade she held in high esteem. Murielle was a strong-willed woman, with a keen intellect that was complemented by her empathetic nature.  She successfully managed to strike a balance between her career and family, a feat not easily achieved. Her smart and ambitious nature led her to be the first in her family to earn a college degree, a significant accomplishment considering her first-generation immigrant background. 

Outside the classroom, Murielle had a passion for reading, gardening, and cooking. She was deeply involved in community activities, contributing to the local Senior Center and the Historical Society. Murielle's life revolved around her family and her career. She was a dedicated mother to her sons, Eric Jacoby and Brennan Jacoby, and a doting grandmother to Noah and Caden Jacoby. Her loyal nature was evident in her commitment to her friends and neighbors, always going above and beyond for them. Murielle was preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Jeannette Courville, and her husband, William Jacoby.  She is survived by her sons Eric and Brennan, their spouses Aaron Leiba and Shiela Blair-Jacoby, and her grandsons.

Murielle's legacy will continue to inspire all who knew her. Her dedication to education, her unwavering loyalty to her family and friends, and her empathetic nature will forever remain etched in their memories. We encourage you to share your memories and upload photos of Murielle on her memorial page, as we continue to celebrate her remarkable life. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Alzheimers Association 1 Bedford Farm Drive, Bedford, NH 03110.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 6, 2024, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Stone Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01475. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be at a later date. 

The family will be hosting a gathering following the funeral service for those who are able to attend and continue celebrating Murielle's life. 

Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, funeral directors

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Monday, May 6, 2024

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Monday, May 6, 2024

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