Jill Thanh-Phuong Verhosek, born June 21, 1977, in Ashtabula, Ohio, passed away in Boston on the evening of April 30, 2022, after being admitted to Beth Israel Hospital. Family and friends were by her side and she did not suffer.

An extraordinary preservation architect, a diehard Atlanta Braves fan, and a follower of comedian Kathleen Madigan, Jill began each day watching live cam videos of sea otters, because, as she said, the playful animals helped keep life in perspective and made her laugh.

Jill grew up in North Charleston, South Carolina, where she graduated from R. B. Stall High School, Class of ‘95. She graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Design from Clemson University in 1999 and earned a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Her lifelong love of travel was a reflection of her insatiable curiosity for different cultures and places; it led her to explore the world, and its historic buildings, far and wide. She brought that same commitment and curiosity to her work as a historic preservationist. As a Senior Associate at Goody Clancy, a Boston design firm, Jill was an essential member of the firm’s preservation practice group and the technical advisor on their most prestigious and complex projects throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Jill was a strong, smart woman who many were lucky to call a friend and colleague. She is survived by her parents Larry and Lan Verhosek. Her brother Bill and wife Rhoda Verhosek, her sister Lynne Verhosek and partner Linda Stoeckert, and her nephew and niece Edward and Dasha whom she adored.

Cards with memories of Jill can be sent to Larry and Lan Verhosek at 7771 Peppercorn Lane, North Charleston, SC 29420.

Visitation will be held at the Bell-O’Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington Street, Brookline, MA, on Thursday, May 5, from 2:00 - 6:00 PM, with remarks beginning at 4:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Jill Verhosek Scholarship Fund established by APTNE.

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