Ikuko Fujii


Ikuko was full of life and energy in everything she did.  Always a patron of the arts, she was especially interested in jazz and classical music and was a regular at Symphony Hall and the Regattabar.  She loved having dinner parties, often cooking for long hours to prepare her wonderful dishes for friends.  There was always a birthday, visiting friends, or a new friend as a reason for a party, and no matter the occasion, conversation and wine flowed freely, with Ikuko being the facilitator of many new friendships.  Denied a normal family life, she travelled to Germany, Czech republic, lived briefly in Vermont and New Orleans, and chose to settle in the Boston area, where she developed a rich family of friends.  Those of us that knew her are enriched by her life and mourn her passing.  She is survived by a brother in Japan.

On these pages are some pictures and stories from Ikuko’s life.