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2001 Annual Meeting Highlights

FhpNews0510aJOAN W. GOODWIN

On October 3, 2006, Joan W. Goodwin, a long time Board Member of the Friends of Hall’s Pond, died at the age of 79. Joan served on our board as Secretary for a number of years and was known for her warm smile, her generous support of the sanctuary and for her ability to get things done. Upon her retirement from the board, Joan was honored at the Friends’ annual meeting in March 2001.

Born in Dallas,Texas, Joan lived in the Boston and Brookline area for 32 years. For the last several years she resided in Jamaica Plain.

During the years she lived in proximity to Hall’s Pond she was also a member of the Friends of Longwood Mall. Longwood Mall, located between Kent and Hawes Streets, is on the National Historic Registry for preservation of its grove of beech trees.

In November 1995, Joan was interviewed for a segment about Longwood Mall on Brookline Access TV’s The Garden Show. Lucia Droby, a former Friends of Hall’s Pond board member,was producer of the show.The Friends of Longwood Mall work in partnership with the town in caring and preserving the beech trees, something Joan used to describe as bing like “old elephants.” We, like elephants, will long remember this wonderful woman and her contributions to these protected spaces.