Jean Hemingway

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Jean S. Hemingway
1925 - 2018
RUMFORD, R.I. / WALDOBORO - Jean S. Hemingway of Rumford, R.I. and Waldoboro, Maine died in Providence, R.I. on April 19, 2018. Born on Feb. 19, 1925, in Syracuse, N.Y., she was the daughter of Madeline (Cooney) and Stuart C. Hemingway.
Miss Hemingway was a member of the Christian Science Mother Church in Boston. She graduated from the Goodyear Burlingame School in Syracuse and Bradford College in Massachusetts where she was in many advanced choral groups. After studying music at Syracuse University, she graduated in 1946 from the state university of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree. She taught for several years in New York.
She enjoyed sports, was an excellent swimmer and sailor and played club hockey in the National USA Field Hockey Assoc.
In 1956, Miss Hemingway joined the executive staff of the Southwestern, Conn. Girl Scout Council as a day camp Director. In 1962 she was appointed to the staff of Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc., supervising all GS day camps in the state as well as resident Camp Hoffman one of the earliest Girl Scout camps (1921) still active.
During her tenure in Rhode Island another resident camp, 5 day camps and many outdoor events and properties were added to the RI Council and she served on national as well as local program events.
Miss Hemingway retired in 1994 as Assistant Executive Director of Girl Scouts of Rhode Island.
The Hemingway family spent summers at Glenhurst, their five generation mid-coast property in Waldoboro.
She is survived by the Watson-Symington family of Camden, Ellen Norton Peters and the Norton families of Bremen, Maine and Florida, the Cooney family of Waldoboro, the John Hemingway family of Lyons, N.Y., the Andrew Hemingway family of South Caroline, the Stuart Hemingway family of North Carolina, Richard Hemingway family of Houston, Mrs. John Crain and the Statton family of Dallas, Ann Chamberlain of Toronto, other nieces and nephews, friends Dana Davis, Joy Harris, and others in Maine and Rhode Island, and Elizabeth Durfee, Girl Scouts of RI, Inc. associate with whom she made her winter home in Rumford, R.I.
A memorial service was held for family and local friends in Rhode Island on April 25, 2018.
A memorial service will also be held for visiting family and Maine friends at Brookland Cemetery in Waldoboro sometime in August.
Arrangements have been entrusted to J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME. For online messages of condolence, kindly visit http://www.jhwilliamsfuneralhome.com.




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Published in Central Maine on May 8, 2018