Jean M. (Lancelotte) Nicholson

March 16, 2016

Jean M. (Lancelotte) Nicholson

JEAN M. (LANCELOTTE) NICHOLSON- of Woburn, Wednesday March 16th. Beloved fiancée of James McClafferty of Woburn and wife of the late Donald R. Nicholson. Devoted mother of Jean M. Holmes her husband James and Janet Nicholson-Douglas her husband Raymond all of NH. Dear sister of Donald Lancelotte of NH, Edith House of Fl, Stella DeVito of Woburn, and the late Silvio, Dominic, Lester, and Albet Lancelotte, Florence Blaisdell, Frances Gonsalves and Rose Hill. Cherished “Nana” of Donna Quam, Nathan Holmes and Melissa Douglas and great grandmother to fourteen great grandchildren. Jean is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Home Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home , 263 Main Street, Woburn, on MONDAY, March 21 at 11:30 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours in the Funeral Home SATURDAY, March 19th from 2-5 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Jean’s memory to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Boulevard, Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.

OBITUARY:

Jean M. (Lancelotte) Nicholson passed away at her home unexpectedly, Wednesday March 16th. The long time fiancee of James McClafferty she was eighty years of age.

Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (D’Augastino) Lancelotte. Raised and educated in Woburn Jean was one of eleven children. After high school she began working with special needs students in a private residence.

Jean began dating the young man she had grown up with right across the street Don Nicholson. They soon married and they brought two daughters into the world. A stay at home Mom, Jean would babysit for her friends and family all throughout the years, as she had shared a wonderful reputation for her care. After her husband had passed away she returned to the working world starting at Alpha industries and then to Sonar where she retired from fifteen years ago.

Jean had the very good fortune of meeting a fine young man, Jim McClafferty several years after her husband passed away. Together they have shared over the last thirty one years together, side by side! You would never see one without the other. They enjoyed travelling, Canada, Vermont, NY and any where else in New England. Jean always enjoyed her back yard and planting her garden and harvesting all summer and fall. The tomato’s were always superb.

Jean was also very crafty she loved to sew, which she did for her daughters all while they were growing up, often dressed like twins!. A very kind, loving and generous woman, Jean will long be remembered for all that she did for family and friends, never expecting anything in return.

Sadly, Jean was predeceased by her parents, her husband Donald R. Nicholson and her siblings, Silvio, Dominic, Lester, and Albet Lancelotte, Florence Blaisdell, Frances Gonsalves and Rose Hill.

She is lovingly survived by her fiancée James McClafferty of Woburn, her children, Jean M. Holmes her husband James and Janet Nicholson-Douglas her husband Raymond all of NH, her siblings, Donald Lancelotte of NH, Edith House of Fl, Stella DeVito of Woburn, her grandchildren,Donna Quam, Nathan Holmes and Melissa Douglas, her fourteen great grandchildren, and Jean is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Home Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home , 263 Main Street, Woburn, on MONDAY, March 21 at 11:30 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours in the Funeral Home SATURDAY, March 19th from 2-5 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Jean’s memory to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Boulevard, Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.

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  1. Sharon Holmes,

    To Jean and Janet!

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom!

    She was the sweetest person I have ever met. Her smiles and laughs were the greatest. She loved everyone. I will miss her.

    I’m sorry I cannot make it to her wake.

    May she live in your hearts and spirits and may god take care of her from this day forward. I know she will be with you everyday and looking over you and all of the family.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and family.

    May she Rest in Peace. May the lord let her watch over all of you and watch all of you as you keep her in your hearts.

    Love all of you!

    Sharon Holmes.

    My thought and prayers are with your family!

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