Donald B. “Josh” Jelly ’62

Donald B. “Josh” Jelly ’62 died at home May 27, 2012, in Topsfield, Mass. He was born in Salem, Mass., on January 21, 1941, and prepared for college at Peabody High School, where he excelled in hockey and baseball. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and, as a tri-captain of the hockey team, was selected to the All American Hockey Squad. He served to corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He worked for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Massachusetts division, for 40 years, retiring as a manager. He enjoyed fishing in the streams and rivers of the North Shore of Massachusetts, gardening and hunting. He also collected butterflies and stamps and was an American history buff. He is survived by his wife, Arline Bohne Jelly; four daughters, Susan Jelly, Stephanie Chadwick, Amy Jelly, and Hannah Jelly; nine grandchildren; and his former wife, Sharon Brackett Jelly. He was predeceased by a sister, Cynthia Lussier.

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