1920 Maurice 2010

Maurice Jospé

May 17, 1920 — March 21, 2010

Maurice Jospé age 89 of Concord passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Emerson Hospital. He was the husband of Susan (Muller) Jospé.

Born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium, Maurice Jospé was the son of Alexandre and Marthe (Lucas) Jospé and brother to Roger and the late Jacques Jospé.
Maurice served in the Belgian Army during World War II. He was a prisoner of war who later escaped, made his way to England and became a Spitfire fighter pilot in the Belgian Squadron of the Royal Air Force.

After the war, he immigrated to the United States with his first wife, Claire, and joined his father’s diamond business in New York City. In the early 1950s’ he moved to Westport, Connecticut, where he raised his family. Maurice left the Jospé business in the mid 1960’s and developed a career as an institutional stockbroker on Wall Street.

In 1979, fulfilling his youthful ambition to own and operate a restaurant, Maurice opened The Candleworks Restaurant in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Maurice was instrumental in reinvigorating the city's downtown historic district and introducing French and fine continental cuisine to the area.
Maurice would often describe his career as a progression "from blue stones, to blue chips, to bluefish.”

After retirement, with his wife Susan, Maurice moved to Concord, Massachusetts. There, he was able to develop further his talent as a painter and landscape watercolorist.

He was a lover of nature, the arts, his family and friends, and life itself. Maurice encouraged all of the people he loved to follow their own paths and, in the words of Joseph Campbell, to "follow your bliss."

Besides his wife Maurice is survived by his two sons Pierre and his wife Julie of San Francisco, California and Robert and his wife Janet of Stanardsville, Virginia, his first wife Claire Opalach, of Westport, Connecticut, his brother Roger of London, England and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Marilyn and Charles Minnaar of Chester, New Jersey. His grandchildren include Michael Jospé, and his wife Erin; Emilie (Jospé) Gruhl and her husband Jason; Alexander Jospé and his wife Lisa Wu. His nieces and nephews include Patsy and Lizzie Jospé, Alexandra Minnaar and her amoureux JC Dwyer; Nicholas Jospé and his wife Kitty; James Jospé and his wife Star, Edward Jospé and his wife Marianne, Connor Minnaar and his wife Jessica and Brandon Minnaar; His great grandchildren are Sophia and Lily Gruhl and Ella Wu-Ancipink. His great nieces and nephews are Alexandra, Leia, Estelle and Olivia Jospé and Evienne and Gabrielle Epifano; Christophe and Maxime Jospé, and Ryan Minnaar.


MEMORIAL SERVICE
Monday, April 5, 2010 - 11:00 a.m.
Chapel at Middlesex School
1400 Lowell Road
Concord, MA 01742
978/369-2550
www.mxschool.edu

GIFTS IN HIS NAME MAY BE MADE TO:
Doctors Without Borders
333 7th Ave., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001-5004
212/679-6800
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

and/or

Emerson Hosptial
133 ORNAC
Concord, MA 01742
978-369-1400
www.emersonhospital.org

and/or

School of Wounded Knee
100 Main Street
Manderson, SD 57756-0350
605/867-4350

Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi
CONCORD FUNERAL HOME
74 Belknap Street
Concord, MA 01742
978-369-3388

Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Monday, April 5, 2010

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

CHAPEL at MIDDLESEX SCHOOL

1400 Lowell Rd, Concord, MA 01742

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