Jean (Bowlen) Bloombergh, passed away at the age of 90, peacefully in her room at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Friday, September 26, 2014, after an 11-year stay at the Emeritus of Cherry Hill in Danvers following a long battle with Alzheimers.
She was born on December 8, 1923 in Holyoke, Mass., She was the youngest child of William Caldwell Bowlen, a founder of Lunt Sterling and noted silversmith and artist, and Hazel Clark.
She attended Williston Northampton School for Girls and studied at the Art Center School in Los Angeles, CA and locally with Emile Gruppe. In 1946, she married Dr. John Hollis Bloombergh, Md. of Chestnut Hill, Mass. After both spent summers in Annisquam, they chose Rockport as their home due to Jack’s love of sailing and Jean’s love of art.
She had three children, John, Jr. (Doc), William and Jill. She loved art, reading and gardening. She was noted for her beauty, her entertaining personality and sailing in the Turnabout Frostbite Series skills. She was an avid skier as well. Jean was a life member of the Rockport Art Association.
Jean was predeceased by her first born child, John Hollis Bloombergh, Jr. and her husband, Dr. John Hollis Bloombergh, Md. as well as five siblings.
She is survived by her son, William Nord Bloombergh of Rockport; and her daughter, Jill B. Chipperini, wife of Michael G. Chipperini of Gloucester; and her grandchildren, John William Chipperini and Alexis Jean Chipperini.