Virginia “Jean” (Horn) Wheaton

April 29, 2020

Virginia “Jean” (Horn) Wheaton

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Virginia “Jean” (Horn) Wheaton  – of  Woburn,  April 29th, 2020, at ninety one years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Malcolm F. “Bud” Wheaton.  Cherished mother of Roger E. Wheaton, his wife Martha of Woburn and Rockport, Betty A. Sackos, her late husband Thomas “Tom” of Loudon, NH, and Christine G. Wheaton, her husband Jorge Graupera of Hampton, NH.  Dear sister of Sally MacDormand of NY and the late Ruth E. Howard, Margorie Ralston, Isabell Flaherty, Betty Sciascia, Gordo “Sid”,  John,  Richard,  Robert and Henry Horn.  Loving grandmother of Stacey, Dana, Katie, Scott, Erika and Alexandra, Great grandmother of Nick, Joe, Stephanie, Connor, Leighton, Logan, Hazel, Oliver, Harry and Madie, along with two great great grandchildren, Landon and Maxwell.  Along with many loving nieces and nephews great and grand. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA  22215. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. 

Virginia “Jean” (Horn) Wheaton a long time resident of Central Square, Woburn passed away on April 29, 2020 at the Masconomet Regional Health Center while battling the Corona 19 Virus.  The beloved wife of the late Malcolm F. “Bud” Wheaton was ninety-one years of age.

Born in Winchester, Jean was one of twelve children born to the late Gordo H. and Gertrude (Rivers) Horn.  Raised and educated in Winchester.  She was a graduate of Winchester High School, Class of 1946.

Jean began work in Boston at Field and Cole Insurance Co.  After her children were in school, Jean returned to work at Itek Corporation, Lexington where she worked in Personnel and later at Coulter Systems in Burlington, working in Security until her retirement.

Jean was introduced to Bud Wheaton from Woburn, by her sister.  For over fifty-six years they journeyed together as husband and wife.  They had three children.  Jean supported her children, in all that they did and were involved in.  The family loved camping and enjoyed the New Hampshire lakes. Eventually, they were able to build a house on Lake Winnipesaukee.  This home still captures the memories of the Wheaton children and now their grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Jean’s birthday was Independence Day, and it had become a tradition over many years, for ALL the family to gather and celebrate their Matriarch!

Jean was a very creative seamstress and enjoyed making clothing for her family and often friends. She spent many hours sewing doll clothes for the Church Fair.  Bud and Jean were NASCAR fans and enjoyed attending the races in Loudon, New Hampshire.  Her insatiable appetite for lobster was well known amongst family members, and always such a pleasure to provide! Given the opportunity to dance, Jean had a ball!  She loved to dance and when her children and then grandchildren married, she did not miss any opportunity to dance with
all her family members.

Jean was always there for those who were in need.  Her kind and gentle ways were always appreciated wherever she was.  She had great appreciation for her church and its congregation.  A faith filled woman, Jean gave of herself and her time to the church and often helped out in the Thrift Shop.

Jean’s life was all about family. She loved being with and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and had the many blessings of doing so.

Jean was a proud member of the Eastern Star Aletheon Chapter #154, Woburn Woman’s Church Group, Atria Assisted Living “Resident of the Year”, Resident Ambassador at Atria at Longmeadow Place and was the recipient of the “Appreciation Award” from the Trinity Church of Woburn.

Cherished mother of Roger E. Wheaton, his wife Martha of Woburn and Rockport, Betty A. Sackos, her late husband Thomas “Tom” of Loudon, NH, and Christine G. Wheaton, her husband Jorge Graupera of Hampton, NH.  Dear sister of Sally MacDormand of NY and the late Ruth E. Howard, Margorie Ralston, Isabell Flaherty, Betty Sciascia, Gordo “Sid”,  John,  Richard,  Robert and Henry Horn.  Loving grandmother of Stacey, Dana, Katie, Scott, Erika and Alexandra, Great grandmother of  Nick, Joe, Stephanie, Connor, Leighton, Logan, Hazel, Oliver, Harry and Madie, along with two great great grandchildren Landon and Maxwell.  Along with many loving nieces and nephews great and grand.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA  22215. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. 

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. 

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  1. Virginia Doherty

    Rodger and Martha Tom and I are so sorry to hear this. This is such a horrible virus

  2. Dolores Collazo and Maria Graupera

    Dear Chris and Jorge, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Jean was a lovely lady and we are happy to have known her. Love you, Dolores and Maria

  3. Maureen Logue

    Read Wheaton family and especially for Betty my childhood friend. I am so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. There are so many memories of us eating tomato sandwiches and drinking homemade root beer in her kitchen. She was always happy to have her kids around! May your loving memories of her sustain you.

    Sincerely,

    Maureen Logue

  4. Meg Flaherty

    We are so sorry for your loss Roger, Martha, and Family. We wish you peace and comfort during these difficult times.

  5. Dianne Cadigan

    I’m so sorry to hear that your mother passed. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

    Dianne (Baker) Cadigan

  6. Louise O'Connell

    Jean was a great neighbor here in central square. Always so pleasant to talk with. Our kids use to deliver the times to her.
    Louise & Ken O’Connell and family

  7. Sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Jean.
    I have nothing but found memories of her growing up in Woburn.
    I wish to express my deep condolences to all of the family and friends at this time for her great loss.
    David and Barbara

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