Jean (Pattelena) Mernin

October 11, 2020

Jean (Pattelena) Mernin

The Funeral Mass will be streamed live on the St. Charles Borromeo Church Facebook Page at 10 A.M on Tuesday. The graveside service will be made available through ZOOM at 11 A.M – 

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Jean (Pattelena) Mernin – of Woburn, October 11th at the age of eighty-three. Beloved mother of William T. Mernin Jr., his wife Katy, of CA, Keith D. Mernin, his wife Joy of PA, James E. Mernin, of MA, Barry J. Mernin, his wife Naomi of Japan and Laurie J. Dumas, her husband William of Lynn and the late Michael P. Mernin. Former wife of William T. “Bill” Mernin of Woburn. Stepmother Georgianna R. of Woburn. Devoted sister of Mary Williamson of Leominster MA, and the late Daniel of TX. Cherished grandmother of nine, Cassidy, Alison, Jesse, Jack, James, Catherine, William Taiga Mernin, and Elizabeth and Matthew Dumas. Relatives and friends are invited to Jean’s Funeral Mass, Tuesday, October 20th at 10 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Monday, October 19th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances may be made in Jean’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Jean (Pattelena) Mernin – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully, at Care One in Wilmington on October 11th at the age of eighty-three.

 

Born and raised in North Woburn, Jean was a daughter of the late Henry and Bernice (Bane) Pattelena. She was a graduate of Woburn High School, class of 1955 and then attended Burdett Business School. After graduating, she worked for Boston Dispensary.

 

Jean’s greatest accomplishment in life was her family. She dedicated her life to her six children and their families. She enjoyed traveling to see family in California, Pennsylvania and Japan. One of her favorite times was vacationing with her whole family at Lake Winnipesaukee. The holidays were her favorite time of the year and she had the pleasure of spending most holiday seasons with her daughter.

 

Her grandchildren brought extra joy to her life and had a special relationship with each of them. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten!

 

Jean was also a devout Catholic with a deep and strong faith in God, which she instilled in her children. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Charles Church and also sang as a member of the choir for many years. She belonged to Mary at Fatima groups and participated in a rosary rally for the past 15 years.

 

 

Beloved mother of William T. Mernin Jr., his wife Katy, of CA, Keith D. Mernin, his wife Joy of PA, James E. Mernin, of MA, Barry J. Mernin, his wife Naomi of Japan and Laurie J. Dumas, her husband William of Lynn and the late Michael P. Mernin. Former wife of William T. “Bill” Mernin of Woburn. Stepmother Georgianna R. of Woburn. Devoted sister of Mary Williamson of Leominster MA, and the late Daniel of TX. Cherished grandmother of nine, Cassidy, Alison, Jesse, Jack, James, Catherine, William Taiga Mernin, and Elizabeth and Matthew Dumas. 

 

Relatives and friends are invited to Jean’s Funeral Mass, Tuesday, October 20th at 10 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Monday, October 19th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances may be made in Jean’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Relatives and friends are invited to Jean’s Funeral Mass, Tuesday, October 20th at 10 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Monday, October 19th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances may be made in Jean’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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  1. Steve and Rose Farrow

    Prayers for our Mernin cousins on the loss of a beautiful and loving mother and grandmother. So many wonderful memories of times spent together at Nana and Buddy Tully’s house on North Warren Street. Jean’s sweet smile and gentleness will never be forgotten. God has blessed her with a cherished spot in heaven.

  2. God Mother, Aunt, Friend, My Hero,

    My angel on earth has returned to the angels in heaven.

    I have been blessed with your unconditional love my entire life.

    All my love and prayers for Terry, Keith, Jimmy, Barry, Michael, Laurie Jane

    and their families.

    I love you,

    Julie McDonough Golles

  3. Jean was a professed secular Franciscan in August 2007. She was a faithful member of our group at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Medford, MA. Jean was a kind, gentle and loving person and she will be greatly missed and not forgotten.

  4. Maryann Dellinger

    To one of the sweetest, kindest, person I had the pleasure of knowing and together we prayed many rosaries. May you Rest In Peace my dear friend.
    Love you, Maryann

  5. Dear Friends,

    It is with a very heavy heart that I announce that my mom, Jean Marie Pattelena Mernin, finally passed away.

    She was a remarkable person; tough, smart, and very loving. I am very grateful for her love, her kindness, her sense of humor, and joy. I am very grateful that Naomi and our Taiga got to know her well. I am also very grateful that she got to visit Japan and discover this wonderful country with me.

    My mom always told me that raising her children was the time of her life. I have met many moms in my career and would not trade any of them for my mom.

    Jean Mernin was the best.

    Rest in peace, Ma.

    Sincerely,

    Barry

  6. Heaven has got an angel back. I so loved our times together and will be forever thankful for the void she filled in my life when my own mother passed away. God speed Jean.

  7. Margarette Masotta

    I express my sincere sorrow reading about your mom’s passing. We had many conversations when we saw each other. I enjoyed our exchanged of thoughts and ideas. She was pleasant and a great lady. Take care of yourselves and each at this difficult time. With deep sorrow Margarette Masotta

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