Jean P. Stewart
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Jean P. Stewart
Jean was born in Melrose, on November 24, 1957, the daughter of Barbara J. Stewart (MacMillan) and the late Jack Stewart. She was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1975. After working for many years as a ski instructor at King Pine and Attitash Mountains in NH, Jean worked in retail in Wolfeboro, and owned her own boutique, The Wild Carrot, in North Conway. She was also a health care aide at the Center of Hope in NH.
Jean raised her two children, Adam and Doug McCabe, with her former husband, Mike McCabe, in Madison, NH. Jean's greatest joy was being a mom. She loved deeply and taught her children to be kind, compassionate and open hearted and to love more. Always a kid at heart, she was playful, fiery, and spirited. She loved being outdoors, kayaking, skiing, hiking, gardening, and traveling to Mexico, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, and across the U.S. Some of the places close to her heart were North Truro, MA, Silver Lake, and Mt. Chocoorua, N.H., Maranacook Lake, Maine, and Granite Pier in Rockport. She appreciated the simple things in life, strolls on the beach with Rob and Tucker, listening to the loons in Maine, and most of all spending time with her loved ones.
Jean is survived by her partner, Rob Richardson, her mother Barbara Stewart, her two sons and their partners, Doug McCabe and Josie Caton of Montana, and Adam McCabe and Marlee Bov of Vermont; her sisters and their husbands, Diane and Bob Hildreth of Rockport, Mary Beth and Mark Bayer of Readfield, Maine, and Roberta Stewart and Joe Rukeyser of Rockport; many nieces and nephews; her childhood friend, Bobby Meehan of Gloucester and her dear friend, Diane Adelhardt-McCreary of Madison, NH. She was predeceased by her father, Jack Stewart, her nephew, Warren Small, and her dear friend, Mark Provost.
We are grateful for all the care and compassion from Dr. Ryan Sullivan and the Melanoma Group at MGH. We would also like to thank Beacon Home Hospice and the Kaplan Family Hospice House.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no formal service. A celebration of her life will be held in the summer on Maranacook Lake, Maine, a favorite place of peace and happiness for her. Jean was courageous in her fight against melanoma and was a passionate advocate for melanoma awareness and prevention. Gifts in her name may be made to The Melanoma Research Fund, Mass General Hospital Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements by Greely Funeral Home 212 Washington Street Gloucester, MA 01930. For online guest book please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
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