Jeanette C. Yohai

February 2, 1927August 27, 2013

Jeanette C. Yohai, 86, of Bourne MA and Bonita Springs, FL died peacefully at home August 27, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Oscar Yohai for 58 years. Born in Brockton, MA daughter of the late Walter and Thora (Swanson) Carroll. She was a graduate of Brockton High School, Bridgewater State University, and the University of Hartford. She was a school teacher for over 30 years teaching in Brockton MA, West Hartford CT and Wareham MA at the Minot Forest School for the last 18 years of her career. She loved music, concerts and traveling. For the past 22 years she was very active with the Shriners, Daughters of the Nile, Egyptian Band, Eastern Star, and as an auxiliary member of the Jokers Clown Unit Shrine Center, Ft. Myers FL where she helped to raise money for Shrine Hospitals. In addition to her husband Oscar she is survived by 2 sons Walter Yohai of Buzzards Bay MA, Mark Yohai of Westboro, MA and his wife Beth, and her 2 grandchildren Samara and Allana Yohai. A graveside service will be held Friday August 30th at the MA National Cemetery Bourne. Donations in her name can be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America ( ). Arrangements by the Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home.


  • Graveside Service Friday, August 30, 2013

Jeanette C. Yohai

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Tim Deaton

September 4, 2013

Dear Jeanette!
One of the most vivacious women I ever knew. Always friendly, ever-smiling, pleasant and a joy to be around.
Instantly loved by everyone she met and never forgotten. What a wonderful woman and a fine friend.
A great sense of humor - never met anyone who could give you that "school teacher" talking to and shake a finger at you and you would just melt. I can imagine that her classrooms were well-disciplined and she was respected and loved for it.

Marie and I mourn her passing and send our very best to the family and her loving and dedicated Oscar.

The Staff of Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

September 1, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

John and Beth Clark

August 31, 2013

Dear Oscar, Walter, Mark and family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. Beth and I enjoyed so much working with Jeanette at the Minot Forest School. She made coming to work everyday a pleasure because her personality and love of teaching rubbed off on everyone around her. She will be missed, but never forgotten.
John and Beth Clark (Plymouth, MA)

Deb Gustafson

August 31, 2013

Dear Oscar and family,
I so enjoyed teaching next to Jeanette and sharing classroom experiences and many fun times with her at Minot Forest School. In looking at the picture gallery, I can see that she enjoyed a wonderful retirement with family and friends. Jeanette is remembered fondly as a part of the "Minot family," and we send our condolences to your whole family. May she rest in peace.

Dana Tobey

August 30, 2013

Dear Walter and Family,

So sorry for the loss of your mom. Having lost my parents recently, I know the circle of life will go on. Your mom was an outstanding mother and wife for she produced a fine family. Enjoy friends and family and allow them to express their condolences and love to you.

Al Joseph

August 28, 2013

Walter and Family: sorry for your loss, had your mom for a teacher in my early school years she was a very nice person.