Jean R. (Marshall) McKittrick

August 18, 2018

Jean R. (Marshall) McKittrick
U.S. Veteran

US Coast Guard

WWII

Jean (Marshall) McKittrick- in Boca Raton, FL formerly of Woburn, August 18th, at ninety six years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Leslie J. McKittrick.  Devoted mother of Leslie J. “Whitey”  McKittrick Jr., his wife Michelle, Carlene M. Falvey, her husband Henry, and Mark C. McKittrick all of Woburn.  Dear sister of the late Ruth Allen.  Cherished “Nene” of Kathryn, Jennifer, Andrew and the late Jessica McKittrick. Loving great-“Nene” of John Newman III. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA  on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th at 10 a.m., followed by her Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Remembrances may be made in honor of Mrs. McKittrick to the American Legion, “Operation Comfort Warriors” Room 546-2 Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA 02133.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

 

Jean (Marshall) McKittrick, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully, August 18th in Boca Raton, FL.  The beloved wife of Leslie J. McKittrick, she was ninety six years of age.  

Born and raised in the Horn Pond section of the city, Jean was a daughter of the late Maynard and Nora (Corbett) Marshall.  Jean graduated from St. Charles High School in 1939 as Class Treasurer.    Following  high school, she went on to attend Burdett College in Boston.

One afternoon at Barney Callahan’s in Woburn Square, she met Leslie McKittrick!  In 1945 they married and for the next fifty four they made their home by Horn Pond where Jean grew up.    

In September of 1943,  Jean proudly served her country as a member of the United States Coast Guard during World War II.  Jean began at the Training Center in Palm Beach , Florida, returning to Boston for the remainder of her duty, with a rating of Yeoman, Third Class at the time of her discharge in 1946.                Jean stayed home to raise their three children.   Loving the sun, sand and ocean, they always headed to vacation time at Hampton Beach and taking day trips to Nahant Beach.  Very much a seamstress, Jean was always making dresses and when the time came, she also made very special gowns.  She also had a tremendous ability of playing the organ, which she played by ear early on in life, at St. Charles.  A very talented  and creative woman.   As a couple, they both enjoyed dancing and were really something to see on the dance floor!   They also were very active in different clubs and organizations where  socializing with their friends was always enjoyed. 

Jean’s talents continued onto the golf course where she achieved Massachusetts State Champion Class C in 1967 ,and in 1968 was a Class B runner up!    Over the years she also achieved FOUR Holes in One at Meadowbrook in Reading, and TWO at Boca Raton Greens in Florida!  Moving to Florida over thirty years ago, Jean was and had been throughout her life very active!  Excercising daily at the gym right up to the age of ninety three, at which time she couldn’t drive there anymore, so she had her daily schedule of activity right their in her home!  Jean knew how to play a variety of card games, loved crossword puzzles from the paper and read many different genres throughout her lifetime.     

 A very  strong willed woman, she was, fair, square right down the line. Her faith was a very important part of  Jean, always sharing her greatest love with God , family and country.

Sadly Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband Leslie in 1999 and her sister Ruth Allen.

She is lovingly survived by her son, Leslie J. “Whitey”  McKittrick Jr., his wife Michelle, Carlene M. Falvey, her husband Henry, and Mark C. McKittrick all of Woburn.  Dear sister of the late Ruth Allen.  Cherished “Nene” of Kathryn, Jennifer, Andrew and the late Jessica McKittrick. Loving great-“Nene” of John Newman III. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th at 10 a.m., followed by her Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Remembrances may be made in honor of Mrs. McKittrick to the American Legion, “Operation Comfort Warriors” Room 546-2 Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA 02133.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA  on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th at 10 a.m. , followed by her Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Remembrances may be made in honor of Mrs. McKittrick to the American Legion, “Operation Comfort Warriors” Room 546-2 Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA 02133.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

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  1. Whitey sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, she was part of the Greatest Generation may she rest in Peace.

  2. Irene and Joe Simas

    We just heard about you Mom’s passing! God Bless her. She was one from the Greatest Generation and we thank her for her service. May she Rest In Peace. 🇱🇷

  3. Charles Culhane

    McKittrick family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know piece and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhane

  4. Hey Whitey,sorry to hear about your mother. I know it’s hard when you lose a loved one.Let’s hope she is in a better place.

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