Jean Marie Gastonguay

Jean Marie Gastonguay passed away Thursday July 11, 2013 leaving her brother Joel Gastonguay and his wife Janine, a sister Dale Bowden, a nephew Michael Gastonguay and his wife Heather and two nieces Jessica Bowden and Jennifer Potter along with several cousins. Jean Marie enjoyed taking care of others. She was devoted to the mentally handicapped clients in her care and carried that care and devotion into her personal life as well. She was a guardian for many of the clients that touched her heart. She was closest to Paul Sargent, a client from Hogan Reginal Center who attends the Bass River, Inc. day care program in Beverly. Her wish was to use the picture of her with Paul in her Obituary. Children especially loved her jubilant personality and they would knock on her door waiting for candy and toys. They couldn’t wait for her to come to the pool because she would always play with them. Anyone who knew Jean Marie will surly remember her enthusiastic telling of stories and jokes. She was very artistically talented and her friends either have a quilt, pin or painting she had made. She will be sorely missed by her many friends and family. A memorial mass for Jean Marie is being planned on Saturday, September 14th at 11 a.m. at the St Anne Church on 290 Jefferson Avenue in Salem followed by a gathering at the school afterwards. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. She wished this gathering to be a celebration of her life so we plan to have photo albums available to look at and anyone who would like to share some pictures or stories of Jean Marie is welcome to do so. If desired, Memorial Contributions may be made to Bass River, Inc., 437 Essex St. in Beverly, MA 01915.  


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  1. Janet Cooke on July 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    You will be missed, Jean. Here’s hoping you get everything you expected.

  2. Sandy Bornstein on July 15, 2013 at 11:19 am

    You will be missed, wishing you peace.

  3. Marianne Owens on July 16, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Jean you will sure be miss . It was nice to have known you . Enjoy sharing your stories and joke with all the angles in Haven . Peace to you .

  4. Joanne Bearse on July 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Jean’s family. She touched many hearts and brought so much laughter to her DDS family. I will always remember Jean as a kind and generous woman. How fortunate we all were to have her touch our lives.

  5. Patty Doyle on July 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    The pain is gone and a new adventure begins. Rest in Peace. From all your friends at 14 North (formerly Avalon). You will be missed.

  6. Donn Boudrot on July 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Joel and Jeannine, I just heard about Jean Marie, I’m truly sorry for your loss, she will be missed fo rsure, Stay healthy and just know I’m thinking of all of you espicially at this time, love Donna

  7. Kathy McDonnell on July 24, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Years of wonderful memories and several adventures as well.hogan reunion,only jeaniecould put something together like this. She never forgot anyone. God bless you and keep you Jeanie.
    In prayer

  8. Anna on July 25, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Jean, we love you. You are greatly missed. Anna & Ben

  9. Ed Lemack on February 10, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I just found out about her passing. She touched so many lives . I will alway remember her with love and affection. R.I.P Jean. Love Ed

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