OBITUARY

Joanne M. Shutz

March 13, 1947May 8, 2019

Joanne Mary Shutz, 72, passed away due to complications related to Multiple Sclerosis, on May 8, 2019. She resided in Chelsea, but Marblehead was her “true” home.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, she was the daughter of late Anne and Joseph Bufano. She was a graduate of William L. Dickinson High School and studied at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Joanne moved to Marblehead with her late husband Keith Shutz in 1980 where they fell in love with the beautiful town. Joanne was a homemaker and also a strong political presence in the town. As head of The League of Women’s Voters, Joanne fought for many issues but particularly those surrounding access for handicapped individuals. She is the reason many curb cuts were created in areas of town that were inaccessible to those in a wheelchair.

Joanne is survived by her daughter Amy Jones; her son Jonathan Shutz; her grandson Gabriel Jones; her son-in-law Jeremy Jones; and close friends and extended family.

Her service will be held on Friday, May 17th at 10:30 a.m. at the Old North Church, 35 Washington Street, Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society- nationalmssociety.org. Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.

  • FAMILY

  • AMY JONES, Daughter
  • JONATHAN SHUTZ, Son
  • GABRIEL JONES, Grandson
  • JERMEY JONES, Son-in-law
  • Joanne is survived by her daughter Amy Jones; her son Jonathan Shutz; her grandson Gabriel Jones; her son-in-law Jeremy Jones; and close friends and extended family.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, May 17, 2019

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Biography

Joanne Mary Shutz, 72, passed away due to complications related to Multiple Sclerosis, on May 8, 2019. She resided in Chelsea, but Marblehead was her “true” home.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, she was the daughter of late Anne and Joseph Bufano. She was a graduate of William L. Dickinson High School and studied at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Joanne moved to Marblehead with her late husband Keith Shutz in 1980 where they fell in love with the beautiful town. Joanne was a homemaker and also a strong political presence in the town. As head of The League of Women’s Voters, Joanne fought for many issues but particularly those surrounding access for handicapped individuals. She is the reason many curb cuts were created in areas of town that were inaccessible to those in a wheelchair.

Joanne is survived by her daughter Amy Jones; her son Jonathan Shutz; her grandson Gabriel Jones; her son-in-law Jeremy Jones; and close friends and extended family.

Her service will be held on Friday, May 17th at 10:30 a.m. at the Old North Church, 35 Washington Street, Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society- nationalmssociety.org. Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.