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“My deepest condolences to Jean's family. May you cherrish all the wonderful times you had together. RIP JEAN AND I'M SURE YOU'RE BACK IN JIMMY'S ARMS...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Cy Ryberg - Smyrna, GA - Friend

“Jean French was an unforgettable person.It was always a joy to see her and talk with her. She always made me laugh.I will miss her and hold dear my...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Billy Dollard - Fall River, MA

“I was so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. I worked with her at Digital and she was a funny nice and kind lady. I will keep her in my prayers. ...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Cindyrose Newfell - Billerica, MA

“To Jeans family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Jean was the best!! I loved working with her at Digital and remaining good friends all these...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Gail Torrens - Tampa, FL - Friend

“I will never forget how much fun we had having lunch on the beach in Sarasota many years ago. Jeannette was there, as well as my sister and brother...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Doris Childress - Atlanta, GA

“Condolences & Prayers to the French family ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Larry Sherman - Winter Springs, FL

“My condolences to all the family , your Mom was a great Lady. John Qualters ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: John Qualters - Waltham, MA

“Mrs. French was always a kind presence in the old neighborhood.My sincere condolences to the entire French family.Ernie Rogers ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Ernie Rogers - Lexington, MA

“Dear Pam & family,I was so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. May God bless her and may she...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Susan McGann - Waltham, MA

“The best Godmother a boy could ask for.There is a sadness in my heart that will yield.i do smile often think back on all the memories.if her and my...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Dennis Steede - Oak Ridge, TN

“I worked with Jean many years ago at DEC. I always enjoyed our conversations at work. When I think of her, it always brings a smile to my face. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Crystal Card - Billerica, MA


Weston – Mrs. Jean M. (Steede) French, of Weston, died on April 18, 2020 at her daughter's home in Spofford, New Hampshire following a period of declining health. She was 90 years old.

Jean was born on January 22, 1930 to the late John F. and Catherine A. (Cullen) Steede. She was raised and educated in Waltham and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Centerville in 1992 and then to Weston in 2003.

On October 25, 1952 she married Jim French at Saint Mary's Church in Waltham. Jimmy and Jean shared forty-four years together until his death on February 19,1997.

Jean was devoted to her faith and had been a parishioner of Saint Mary's Church, Saint Joseph's Church in Lincoln and Saint Julia's Church in Weston. She also cherished every moment spent with her family, especially her grandkids. She was possessed of a true Irish wit and a friendly nature that brought a smile to the face of everyone she met.

In addition to her husband, Jim, she is reunited in Heaven with her brothers, the late Kevin K., David C., and Joseph T. Steede.

She leaves her children, Pamela J. French of Waltham, Kathleen M. Robbins (Larry) of Spofford, New Hampshire, Sandra F. Ruland (Frederick) of Wayland, and Michael J. French of Casselberry, Florida; her grandchildren Kate Robbins (Annette Diorio), Kevin Robbins, James French, and Catherine and William Ruland; her brother and sister, John R. Steede of Otisfield, Maine and Marilyn P. Eagan of Waltham and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Funeral services and burial in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham will be private.

A Memorial Mass for Jean at a later date in Saint Julia's Church, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston will be announced.

Memorial donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.