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Maizie (Chen) John

May 5, 1922 — August 29, 2022

Milton, Massachusetts

Maizie (Chen) John

Maizie (Chen) John, age 100, died Monday, August 29, 2022, at her home in Milton. Born in Beijing, China in 1922, she was raised and educated just outside the Forbidden City. During World War II, she met and married Arthur L. John at a GI dance. After the war, they moved to the United States and began their new life together in New York City, where both their daughters were born. She was a resident of Milton for the past two years, previously living in Westwood, Stoughton, New Jersey, Long Island, and Brooklyn. She was a talented, self-employed seamstress for many years. Maizie was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Stoughton. She viewed her church community as a second family and loved participating in the Knitting Club and Church Fair. She was a skilled artist, painting with watercolors, knitting, and gardening. In her later years, she enjoyed painting by stickers. An avid animal lover, Maizie often reminisced about her childhood cat in China, as well as her most beloved Pekingese Pin Pin.

Maizie is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Elizabeth L. Bradley and her husband Thomas of Wheaton, IL and Cynthia L. Guise and her husband Robert of Milton, MA. She was the grandmother of Cynthia Zentner, Lea Guise, Rachel Reilly, and Kali Guise. She was the great grandmother of Jack and Maizie Zentner, Liam and Ella Reilly, and Maia McNulty.

A Memorial Service will be held in the First Congregational Church, 76 Pierce St., Stoughton on September 24th at 10AM.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League, 10 Chandler St, Boston, MA 02116.


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Memorial Service

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

First Congregational Church

76 Pierce St, Stoughton, MA 02072

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