In Memoriam: Jeanine Newmann

Jeanine Newmann, head of investor relations and communications for Berkshire Partners, passed away last week after a recurrence of cancer. She was just 47 years-old.

Most of you probably didn’t know Jeanine, but all of us industry reporters did (particularly those of us in Boston). We couldn’t have covered Berkshire nearly so effectively without her. Jeanine didn’t give it all away, but also didn’t hold everything back — understanding that delicate balancing act that PR folks need to play. Never rude, always patient.

In a statement, Berkshire said: “We are forever grateful for Jeanine’s personal and professional contributions that have touched each of us over the past twenty-two years. Throughout her battle with cancer, Jeanine remained focused on her efforts at the firm and at home with her family. She was a tremendous friend and an inspiration to everyone who knew her.”

Jeanine’s family asks that donations in her memory be made to The Greater Boston Foodbank, 99 Atkinson Street, Boston, MA 02118.

You also can share memories below, or send condolences to Jeanine’s family via Garth Greimann c/o Berkshire Partners LLC, One Boston Place, Suite 3300, Boston, MA 02108.