WILMINGTON, MA — Jean M. King, age 91, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2020, at the Life Care Center of Billerica.
Jean was born in North Adams, MA on April 16, 1928; she was raised in North Adams during her early years before moving with her beloved mother to Jamaica Plain, where she was raised and educated.
Jean married her “sweetheart” John King and moved to Wilmington where they raised three wonderful children. Jean was a very devoted, attentive, hard working and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She looked forward to the time she spent with her family, sharing many holidays, vacations and special occasions with them.
Jean was also known to be an avid bowler throughout the years, accumulating many trophies for her excellent bowling skills.
Jean will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady; she was sweet, kind and caring towards her family, friends and neighbors who will miss her dearly.
Jean was the beloved wife of the late John King, devoted mother of Susan Bianchini & husband Al of Billerica, Dale King & wife Joyce of Arizona and the late John King Jr . Loving “Meme” of Joanna Bianchini & Michael Ozolins, Nicole Canning, Kristal King, Sharlene King, Christine King, Tina Hassan, Douglas Taylor and many great-grandchildren including David Roy and Dominick Canning. Jean was the cherished daughter of the late Myrtle Eckler Rugg, dear sister of Mabel Rogers, Dorothy Jenkins, Russell, Edward and William Barcomb. Special aunt of Helen Martel, Diane Deaton, Elsie Saraglow and Francis Rogers. Jean is also survived by many Good friends including Josephine Bianchini.
At Jean’s request all services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Wilmington Fourth of July Committee, c/o David Hall, 45 Arlene Ave., Wilmington, MA 01887.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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