Jean F. (Coady) Sevigny, age 82, of Tewksbury and Hyannis, formerly of Woburn and Kittery Point, ME, died peacefully on February 5, 2015, at the Lexington Health Care Center following a brief illness.
Jean was born on July 10, 1932 in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late William and Mary (Foley) Coady. Jean grew up in the “Irish” section of Dorchester and was a graduate of Girls Latin High School in Dorchester.
Following graduation, Jean went to work for the Jordan Marsh Company and did some modeling for Ford Modeling Agency. Jean’s sense of style and her love of “bling” remained throughout her life time and made her a “fashion icon” for her family and friends.
Jean’s family was her world and her love for them was always unconditional; in the early 1960’s life was extremely busy for Jean; she was a very young widow and the active mom of five small children with whom she dedicated herself completely. Jean worked hard to provide for her family; she was very independent and did a great job as a single mom.
Jean met a handsome bachelor Paul Sevigny; the couple fell in love and married in 1966. Jean and Paul lived in Winchester for a few years before moving to Woburn where they raised their children Maureen, Brian, Mark, Jackie, and Barbara. Paul and Jean decided to round out the family with the birth of their son Paul and life was complete.
Jean’s love for her family grew even stronger with the birth of her 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Jean looked forward to every moment her family spent together; she was known to organize countless family cookouts at their home in Hyannis, beach parties, family trips, and Sunday dinners. Jean was there to support her family at many school and sporting events, recitals, graduations, special occasions and many, many, birthday celebrations. Jean beamed with pride as she talked about her family; she was definitely their biggest fan.
Following retirement, Jean and Paul moved to Kittery, Maine, where they enjoyed the beaches and coast line and always looked forward to having their family and friends head north to join them. Jean and Paul loved traveling to Ireland, Florida, and taking several cruises including their family cruise where many fond memories were made and everyone had a blast..
Jean will be fondly remembered as a wonderful person; she was fiercely independent and feisty and occasionally let her “Irish temper” flare but she was also very classy, loving and loyal. Jean was an extremely devoted wife, mother, “Nani”, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend; she always put her loved ones before herself, led by example, and was a “true lady” in every sense of the word. Jean will be greatly missed but her legacy will live on through the beautiful family she created.
Jean was the beloved wife of the late Paul L. Sevigny, devoted mother of Maureen DeMango & her husband Sam of Wilmington, Brian Conroy & his wife Mary of Kittery Point, ME, Mark Conroy & his wife Linda of Londonderry, NH, Jacqueline Conroy-Aiesi of Wilmington, the late Barbara Conroy-Yaseem and Paul Sevigny. Loving “Nani” of Christyne & C.J. Anderson, David & Brendan DeMango, Joseph, Patrick, & Kathleen Conroy, Kyle, Lindsay, & Jenna Conroy, Melissa & Austin Aiesi, “Great Nani” of Declan & Aubree Anderson. Cherished daughter of the late William and Mary (Foley) Coady, dear sister of the late William “Joe” Coady and Helen Prince, sister-in-law of Edward Prince of Newton. Jean is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, February 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 10th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Memorial donations in Jean’s name may be made to the Home for Little Wanderer’s, 397 Lincoln Road, Walpole, MA 02081.