Christina Lowell Brazelton

Passed away on August 11, 2015
On August 11, 2015, Christina Lowell Brazelton died peacefully at home in Barnstable, Massachusetts, from natural causes. Christina, known to friends and family as Chrissy, was married to Thomas Berry Brazelton for 66 years and lived in Cambridge and Barnstable. She was born in Boston on May 2, 1921, to Catherine Bowles and Alfred Putnam Lowell. The youngest of three daughters, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Frances Hunsaker and Beatrice Magruder. She attended Winsor School and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1946. She worked at Coward McCann Publishing in New York City before her marriage to Berry in 1949. She became his secretary and lifelong career coach. She was a director of many boards, including the Home for Little Wanderers, Shady Hill School, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. She was a collector of antiques and contemporary art and ran a gallery in Cambridge with Betsy Van Buren and Jerry Cutting specializing in new contemporary artists. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Berry Brazelton, her children, Catherine Bowles Brazelton, Pauline Battle Brazelton, Christina Lowell Brazelton, Thomas Berry Brazelton III, and her grandchildren. Services will be held on August 22 at 11:00 am at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Route 6A in Barnstable, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sturgis Library, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Barnstable, or the Southern Poverty Law Center.