Lucy J. Wierum, age 93, of Boston, Massachusetts died peacefully in her home on July 5, 2022 after a prolonged illness.
Born in Santiago, Chile, Lucy spent the first decade of her life in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Her parents were Katherine Bartholomew Jobson and Edward Russell Jobson.
Lucy attended Northampton School for Girls and then went to Sarah Lawrence College. She transferred to Columbia Presbyterian School of Nursing where she attained her R.N./B.S. degrees.
She had a long career in nursing working in hospital units, schools, clinics, and other health care settings. Her last nursing position was at Englewood Hospital Outpatient Clinic in New Jersey. She also did extensive volunteer work at Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, Englewood Hospital, hospice organizations, and children’s theater. She was a longtime Demarest and Tenafly resident.
Lucy was first married to Hugh F. Fitzpatrick, a surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital. She and Hugh had four children, Tracy, Amy, Hugh, and Tim who survive her.
After Hugh’s death, Lucy married Dr. Carl Wierum in 1983 and became step-mother to his three children, Craig, Christopher and Anne.
Lucy has three grandchildren, Katie, Chris, and Anna and is step-grandmom to Isa, Olivia, Elisabeth, Michael, and Dean.
Lucy’s brother, Edward Jobson, pre-deceased Lucy. She is survived by her sister Margaret, aged 97, as well as her children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
In 2019 Lucy and Carl moved Boston to be near her daughter and quickly became veteran Bostonians navigating Fenway for their COVID vaccine and watching the Boston Marathon and July 4th Esplanade fireworks from their apartment window. Lucy made friends easily even in her later years and was known for her zest and wit. She loved reading, crosswords, word games, tennis, and gardening. Until the last days of her life, she took loving care of her husband, Carl, aged 97 with whom she spent 39+ years of married life.
Funeral arrangements are private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lucy’s name to Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI): https://www.bvmi.org/