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Jean E. (Edmester) Serrentino

May 17th, 2014

Jean E. (Edmester) Serrentino, age 84, a long-time resident of Wilmington, formerly of Wellfleet, MA and Punta Gorda, FL, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on May 16, 2014.

Jean was born in Boston, MA on May 20, 1929, the only child of the late Earl C. and Elizabeth (Chatterton) Edmester.  Jean was raised and educated in Malden, MA and went on to further her education at the Catherine Gibbs Business School in Boston where she earned her degree and graduated with high honors.

Jean was a bookkeeper for the Acme Rubber Company for many years before retiring.  Jean was known to have a strong work ethic, she was very conscientious and courteous, and a great asset to the company.

Jean married the “love of her life” Rosario (Roy) Serrentino in May of 1952; the couple moved to Wilmington where they lived for more than thirty years and raised two wonderful children.  Jean and Roy were married for nearly 62 years.  They loved to travel, winter in Punta Gorda, Florida, summer in Wellfleet, MA, and spend time with their family and friends.

Jean loved her family unconditionally.  She loved being a “Mom” and she cherished being a “Grandmother”.  Jean loved to have her family around, enjoying holidays, celebrations or a weeknight dinner; Jean was a great cook and she loved to feed everyone.

Jean was a woman of great faith who was very active at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Reading for many years.  Jean and Roy helped with many church projects over the years; volunteering wherever they were needed.

Jean was also a talented crafter who enjoyed ceramics and belonged to different hobby groups.  Jean was also an incredible knitter who was known for her beautiful afghans that she made and shared with her family and friends.

In her spare time, Jean enjoyed reading, gardening, working all types of puzzles and following her favorite shows; Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

Jean had a special place in her heart for Cape Cod.   It was there that she researched her heritage and was proud of the fact that she was the great-granddaughter of Darius Newcomb, a direct descendent of the Mayflower.  Jean also enjoyed being close to the ocean.  She loved to go clamming, fishing and boating.  Jean was always quite content on the water.

Following her retirement, Jean and Roy moved to the “family home” in Wellfleet, MA, and spent many special years there.  Jean and Roy also wintered in Punta Gorda, Florida for more than twenty years where they made lots of friends and were very active at their parish, Church of the Good Shepherd in Punta Gorda.

Jean will be fondly remembered for her love and devotion to her family, friends, and church community.  She was a strong lady who was always willing to help others and she will be truly missed by all.

Jean was the beloved wife of 62 years to Roy Serrentino, devoted mother of Alan Serrentino and his wife Susan of Pelham, NH and Susan Liston and her husband Bill of Wilmington.  Loving grandmother of Jennifer and Billy Liston and Jillian and Nathan Serrentino.  Cherished only child of the late Earl C. and Elizabeth (Chatterton) Edmester.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, May 21st from 5-8 p.m.  A Funeral Home Service will be held on Thursday, May 22nd at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA  02472.

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3 Entries in Guest Book for “Jean E. (Edmester) Serrentino”

  1. Jimmy McHugh says:

    Mr. Serrentino, Alan, and Susan,
    So sorry for your families loss. Your mom was always a sweetheart to me, wether it was having me at the Cape or a visit to Punta Gorda. I’ll always remember the Thanksgivings at Lawrence Ct. With a plate of food big enough to choke a horse. She will be missed, my thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Love and miss you all.

  2. Mary-Alice Cavens says:

    So sorry for your loss. Jean was a wonderful lady. She will truly be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Victoria Cilwik says:

    Dear Serrentino family,
    It is so sad to read that Mrs. Serrentino has passed away. May your memories of her as well as a hope of being reunited one day – John 5:28,29 – bring you the peace and comfort you need at this time.

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