In Memoriam: Jonathan Michael Archibald

Jonathan Archibald, a longtime member and friend of the DBSA-Boston community, died March 4, 2016.  He was 43.

Jonathan attended DBSA groups for many years, starting in Young Adults, and what was most memorable was his kind smile, compassion for others, and gentle manner.

Jonathan was born December 22, 1972, in Boston and graduated from North Cambridge Catholic High School. He received a bachelor’s with dual majors in psychology and sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

He was employed at various social service agencies and at A-Pro Corp., the family business.

Jonathan was a deeply religious man, which helped fortify him for the lifelong challenges he faced after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 16.

Jonathan enjoyed basketball, skiing, travelling with his family, reading the Bible and listening to gospel music. He was very caring of others, especially people of different cultures.

He is survived by his mother, Joan Griffith Archibald; father, Henry Archibald; brother David and his wife Nicole; nephews David and Dylan; aunts Artis Archibald Spears, Elaine Farnum, and Karen Griffiths; and many cousins.

DBSA-Boston extends their sympathy to the Archibald family.

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