Jeanette Boone-Smith, 77; longtime Boston social activist
Jeanette Boone-Smith helped push drug dealers and pimps out of the South End, fought for construction of mixed-income apartments, and spent more than 15 years working on policy issues and constituent services for US Senator John Kerry. “Jeanette was truly a visionary and a social revolutionary, someone who brought compassion, energy, and advocacy to a new level,” Kerry said. Mrs. Boone-Smith died of cancer Oct. 23 in her South End home. She was 77.