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Bill Belichick’s mother, Jeannette, dies at 98

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Bill Belichick is the only child of Jeannette and Steve Belichick, who died in 2005. –Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Bill Belichick’s mother, Jeannette, died from natural causes late Monday night in Annapolis, Md., a source confirmed Tuesday evening. She was 98.

She met Steve Belichick at Hiram College in Ohio the 1940s when she worked as a foreign language professor and he was the school’s athletic director.

They married in 1950 and had Bill, their only child, in 1952. Steve Belichick died in 2005 at 85.

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