Jeanne F. (Doucette) Meuse, age 82, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2013, at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Reading on April 12, 1931, Jeanne was the beloved daughter of the late Clarence and Frances (Surrette) Doucette. She was raised in Reading and graduated from Reading High School.
Jeanne married the love of her life, Wilfred, in 1950 and together, they raised three sons. They moved from Reading to Woburn and in 1962, the family settle in Wilmington. Jeanne stayed home and watched over the family while Wilfred worked and she took great pride in caring for her family. The couple shared nearly 52 years of marriage until his passing in 2001.
Jeanne was very active in the community of Wilmington. She was involved in the Wilmington Little League for over 20 years, even becoming the first female president for four of those years. It was one of her passions; she even got her sons and husband to coach teams at one point or another. In 1982, Jeanne was recognized for all her hard work and was awarded the Wilmington “Good Guy” Award. Jeanne loved animals and children; they brought her so much joy over the years. She enjoyed collecting baseball cards and stamps as well as shopping at flea markets. She also loved sports and was an avid Red Sox Fan. She was a caring and dedicated woman that will surely be missed.
Jeanne was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred Meuse. She was the loving mother of David Meuse and his wife Lucia of Burlington, James Meuse of Wilmington and Brian Meuse and his wife Becky of Las Vegas. She was the cherished grandmother of Steve Simoes. Jeanne was the dear sister of Virginia DiGregorio of Wilmington, Carol Hanke of Tewksbury, and the late Dorothy Hildreth, and Paul and Thomas Doucette. Jeanne is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, for a funeral on Monday, May 20, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rt. 38), Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, May 19, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Jeanne’s name can be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 9168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.