Newburyport, MA — Jean Margaret Mona (Halkerston) Reiss died in Newburyport, MA, March 22, 2014. Born in 1922, Kew Gardens, England, she was the daughter of Dorothy (Kermode, b. 1889 Tasmania) and Donald Mackenzie Halkerston (b. 1890 Scotland).
Jean was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Max Reiss (b. 1900 Stanislau, Austria) and her brother, Dr. Ian D.K. Halkerston (b. 1921 Uganda).
Jean left England in 1957, resided on Staten Island until 2007 when she moved to Newburyport to live with her niece, Gillian H. Griffin and husband, Charles.
She is survived by Carol Santarpio (niece), Nicole DiPersio (great-niece) and Nicolas and Cole DiPiPersio (great-great-nephews).
"Me, poor man, my library
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