Jean VanLeer

December 31, 2007

Jean VanLeer passed away unexpectedly Monday evening December 31st. Beloved daughter of the late Henry T. and Emily (Dolan) VanLeer. Dear sister of Audrey Magee of Woburn and the late Phyllis McHugh and Henry T. VanLeer. Also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday January 4th at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends may call Friday from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the charity of your choice.

OBITUARY:

Jean VanLeer, a long time resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly at her home on December 31st, New Years Eve. Born in South Boston eighty-two years ago, she was the daughter of the late Henry T. and Emily (Dolan) VanLeer. She attended St. Charles School and was a graduate of Woburn High School.

Following high school she began working for the state government in Boston. Throughout her career there she held several different positions and retired from the Industrial Accident Board. During Jean’s lifetime she just loved to travel. At every opportunity she would board a bus, plane, or train and set out on a new adventure. California, Texas, Colorado, Florida, Vermont to just name a few of the places all throughout the United States. Since her retirement over fifteen years ago she would be seen walking all over the city right up to a very short time before her death. The favorite part of her daily walking was at Horn Pond. That was the place she loved as she grew up in that area and also had made her home throughout the years.

Jean was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Phyllis McHugh, and brother, Henry T. VanLeer.

She is lovingly survived by her sister, Audrey Magee of Woburn, and several dear nieces and nephews.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, January 4th at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 8:45-9:45 a.m.

Donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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