Jean A. (Murray) Robertson

August 22, 2016

Jean A. (Murray) Robertson

JEAN A. (MURRAY) ROBERTSON – in Woburn August 22nd, sixty years of age. Beloved wife of Gordon Robertson. Loving sister of the late George and Stephen Murray. Devoted aunt of Stephen Murray Jr. of Woburn. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street,Woburn on Monday, August 29th at 10:45a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Monday, August 29th from 9-10:45 prior to the Mass. Remembrances maybe made in Jean’s memory to the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, 110 Chapin Rd, Hudson, MA 01749.

OBITUARY:

Jean A. (Murray) Robertson passed away at the Winchester Hospital, Monday, August 22nd with her husband at her side after a courageous battle. The beloved wife of Gordon Robertson she was just sixty years of age.

Born in Cambridge she was the daughter of the late George and Claire (Colwell) Murray. Raised and educated in Woburn Jean had attended and graduated from St. Charles High School along with the Class of 1969. Jean continued her education intermittently over the years while working as a Secretary. She was first a secretary at Alfred Manufacturing in Winchester then acquired a position at Koko Bodakian’s where she remained for a good number of years, establishing many friendships.

In 1979 she married the gentleman who just swept her off her feet, Gordie Robertson. They journeyed together through thirty seven truly wonderful years. Sadly over the last fourteen years Jean had one battle after another with cancer. They travelled this road together, hand in hand, one appointment to the next, through each treatment plan and hospitalization.

Jean was a pretty feisty young woman who had always made the best of any situation. Jean and Gordie enjoyed many trips to Key West which was their favorite “get away.” When summers rolled around it was off to the Cape enjoying the beaches and all the wonders of the Cape, traveling along in her red mustang convertible!

Chippers and Cubby were her golden retrievers whom she loved. They lived, walked and travelled together whenever the opportunity presented itself, and were a very significant part of her family.

Jean persevered throughout her sickness with the strength, courage and the dignity of a true champion. Surrounded by the love of her husband and dear friends, Jean welcomed every new day and lived it to the fullest, right up to last Monday.

Sadly Jean was predeceased by her parents, George and Claire, along with her brothers George and Stephen.

She is lovingly survived by her dear husband Gordon Robertson, her nephew Stephen Murray Jr., and her cherished golden retrievers Chippers and Cubby.

A Funeral will be held on Monday, August 29th at 10:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home Monday morning, from 9-10:45a.m.. Remembrances maybe made in Jean’s memory to the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, 110 Chapin Rd, Hudson, MA 01749.

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  1. Gordon, I am so sorry for your loss and for the loss of such a wonderful woman. Anyone who knew you knew what a special person she was and how much she was loved. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Anne

  2. Gordon, Jean was always a good friend….glad we kept in touch…she truly is a champion in so many ways. Recently supported me thru a loss of another brother…always thinking of someone else. I will miss her laugh.
    Barbara Bennett

  3. Gordon,

    I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Jean. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    My deepest sympathy,

    Linda Wilson

  4. Kathleen Landry, Gordon My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. May you remember all the wonderful times you spent with your loving wife & know that she is now at peace & watching over you from heaven.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Kathleen Landry @ Cobham.

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