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Jean Louise (Ross) Marcaurelle

Jean Louise (Ross) Marcaurelle, 87, beloved wife of the late Robert Joseph Marcaurelle with whom she shared forty-six years of marriage, died Saturday March 22, 2014 in her Ipswich home surrounded by family.

Jean was born and was raised in Danvers, the youngest in the family of the late John Malcom and Frances Etta (Smith) Ross.  She was a graduate of Danvers public schools and North Shore Babies Hospital in Salem. Having devoted many years to nursing care, she was employed at Salem Hospital and Beverly Hospital until her children arrived.  She later worked at the former Cable Hospital in Ipswich for twenty-three years. Following Cable's closure, she worked in Home Health Nursing until retirement.

Jean had many creative hobbies including many years in scale modeling miniatures. She received multiple awards and was a member of the National Association of Miniature Elite. She adored her pets and traveling having spent many years wintering in Florida.

Jean was a very caring mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

She is survived by two sons, Robert Marcaurelle and his wife Pamela of Ipswich and Blair Marcaurelle and his wife Maria of Boston; a daughter Jan T. Marcaurelle of Ipswich, six grandchildren, Luke and his wife Wendy, Raeme Jean, Erica, Alicia, James and Christopher, one great grandson, Francis, and her former daughter-in-law Andrea Marcaurelle of Ipswich. She was the sister of the late Ethel “Midge” Campbell, Emma Berry, Edward Ross, and John H. Ross.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, March 29 at 11 am following an hour of visitation from 10 to 11 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Interment will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 45 Central Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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