Jean Umscheid, a longtime resident of Westwood, died unexpectedly on Dec. 15. She was 80.

She was born in Jamaica Plain on April 23, 1942 to Margaret and William Maier. She graduated from Emmanuel College in 1963.

In her younger years, she tutored students through the Westwood school system. When the entrepreneurial spirit got the best of her, she launched two gift shops. Her first store, The Landing, opened in the mid-1980s in Oak Bluffs. Shortly after, the Perfect Present was opened in Westwood.

Her smile was infectious and she loved to talk to everyone she met. She enjoyed baking her famous chocolate chip cookies, solving Sudokus, doing puzzles and, most importantly, being around her family and friends especially during Christmas and the holidays. When not in Westwood, she could be found on Martha’s Vineyard, entertaining and giving tours to anyone who visited. She will be sadly missed by all.

Jean is survived by her beloved husband George; daughters Susan Wegmueller and her late husband Juerg of Falls Church, Va., Nancy Robitaille and her husband Bill of Natick, and Carol Patrick and her husband Shawn of Walpole; and three grandchildren, Jakob and Robert Wegmueller and Brian Patrick.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home in Westwood on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with her funeral to follow at that location at 1 p.m. A reception will follow, with details available at the service. Memorial contributions can be made to The Joslin Diabetes Center for Type I Research in Boston.