Jean Marie (Miller) Vassily, 87 of South Carver, MA passed away peacefully on February 7TH at The Colony Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Abington, MA following a lengthy period of declining health. Jean was born on December 27th 1932 in Jamaica Plain, MA, the daughter of the late Otis M. Miller and Helen R. (Gray) Miller. After graduating from Roslindale High School in 1951, Jean went to work for New England Telephone as a switchboard operator before embarking on a career in catalog and retail sales with Sears Roebuck & Company. After residing in Boston for 49 years, Jean relocated to make her new home in South Carver where she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, taking long walks around the local cranberry bogs, volunteer work, cooking and baking. Her favorites were homemade chocolate fudge and Christmas cookies. She also enjoyed reading, collecting miniature spoons, playing card games, watching Jeopardy and was a lifelong fan of The Boston Red Sox.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband John W. Vassily of South Carver, MA, her sister Ann M. (Miller) Campbell and her brother in law Robert J. Campbell of Rockland, MA, and a stepdaughter, Virginia Crellen of Fairfax, VA. Jean is survived by her son Gerald M. Miller and his wife Elizabeth J. Curry Miller of Somersworth, NH, her grandson Michael G. Miller of Somersworth, NH, 4 stepchildren, Stephanie Sizemore of Bonifay, FL, Joan Doherty of South Berwick, ME, Paul Vassily of Berkley, MA, Barbara Foster of Bridgewater MA, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jean’s life on April 7th at Holy Name Church, 1689 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132. Visiting hours begin at 10:00am with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00am.
A private interment at The Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA will take place on April 8th.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to The Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.
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