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We are sad to acknowledge the unexpected passing of Jolie H. Dion-Gottfried, an undergraduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences, who matriculated at Tufts with the Class of 2018.

All are invited to remember her and celebrate her life together on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Tufts Interfaith Center (58 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155). We invite attendees to bring something that reminds them of Jolie—a picture, a keepsake, a piece of writing—to be displayed on a memorial table for the duration of the celebration. The service will predominantly offer people the opportunity to share stories and reflections on her life. We will also provide a memory book to be signed and shared with her family. There will be a light reception after the celebration.

For more information regarding this celebration of life or to be involved, please email Humanist Chaplain Walker Bristol at

A message from the Office of the President regarding her death can be viewed here: