Longtime Landry's co-owner, employee, and "company mom" passes away
Tom, Jeanne, and Peter Henry at a Landry's celebration, late 1990s.
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Jeanne Henry passed away on October 15, 2013, after a courageous 23-year fight with cancer. Jeanne was a longtime co-owner of Landry's Bicycles along with her husband Peter and brother-in-law Tom Henry. She was 57.
Tom Henry e-mailed Landry's employees after Jeanne's passing:
After her long 23-year fight with cancer, Jeanne Henry passed away late last night at her home. She was in the loving care of her family when she died. As most of you know, Jeanne reluctantly retired from Landry's, the company that she loved so much, last October 2012.
Thank you for the love and support that you have shown during this challenging year.
With love and gratitude, – Tom Henry, Landry's general manager
Jeanne is survived by her husband Peter, her daughters Jennifer and Becky and their families, her grandchildren Maggie and Spencer, her mother Alice, as well as her extended family, friends, and her dog Holly.
An obituary appeared in the Boston Globe and other local newspapers.
Landry's has lost a longtime co-worker, friend, cheerleader, and "company mom." Jeanne loved her work at Landry's, and we will remember her always.
Jeanne first met her husband, Peter Henry, in 1974 while he was working at Landry's bike shop. They married in 1976, and Jeanne quickly became involved in all aspects of Landry's business. For more than 35 years, Jeanne worked tirelessly to help run and build Landry's business.
She enjoyed family get-togethers, cooking, hiking, bird-watching, dogs, and bicycling. Peter and Jeanne often bike-commuted to work at Landry's office on their tandem. Even as her health declined in recent years, Jeanne still enjoyed riding 200-mile bike tours and hiking 12,000-foot mountains with Peter.
Jeanne's love of Landry's will live on for generations to come. Starting in 2011, Landry's ownership transitioned to an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan), and all core staff now own shares in the company as part of their long-term retirement benefits. Peter and Tom Henry also remain actively employed with the company.
Photo: Peter and Jeanne enjoyed bike-commuting to work at Landry's Natick office on their tandem.
Family and friends attended a memorial service in celebration of Jeanne's life on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the First Congregational Church in Sharon, MA.