Obituary: Naomi (Jacobson) Banks, Wellesley College Graduate

Photo from Levine Chapel
Photo from Levine Chapel
Obituary from Levine Chapels: 

Naomi (Jacobson) Banks, 71, of Chestnut Hill, died Nov. 30, 2013.

She was wife of Dr. Peter A. Banks for 49 years.

She graduated with a bachelor's degree in zoology and physiology from Wellesley College and earned Master's of Education and Master's of Business Administration degrees from Boston University. She served as president of both the Boston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee and the Hillel Council of New England. She was research coordinator at the Faulkner Hospital and at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and senior research analyst at the Harvard School of Public Health. She authored and co-authored numerous scholarly articles on quality of healthcare. Most recently she was gallery instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

She leaves her children Daniel Banks, Adam McKinney, Deborah Banks Forrest and Jonathan Forrest; her grandchildren Benjamin, Abigail and Noah Forrest; and her siblings David and Beth Jacobson and Cathy Cornelius Jacobson.

Interment at Temple Israel Cemetery, Wakefield. Memorial observance Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Banks residence.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Jacobson-Banks Fund for Intercultural Dialogue at the Hillel Council of New England, to the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, or to the American Jewish Committee.


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