Eastport – Jean Lorraine Mahar, 89, was surrounded by family when she passed away on February 15, 2018 at Calais Regional Hospital. Jean was born on October 1, 1928 to Milford and Pearl Dudley in Dennysville, where she spent her childhood and graduated from Dennysville High School, class of 1945.
Jean was a huge baseball fan, spending many hours in the farm teams' stands and in later years, glued to the screen to watch the Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. She was a woman ahead of her time. Not only was she an accomplished hand quilter, knitter and seamstress, but she was adept at carpentry work and a well-versed accountant.
She was employed by Merrill Trust and Paise Pearl using her accounting training. Jean was a career military wife, traveling extensively throughout the United States. She also was a devoted mother and grandmother. Jean was a member of the Dennysville Edmunds Congregational Church but spent the later part of her life attending the Blakey Memorial Methodist Church in Eastport as the Treasurer and faithful fundraiser.
In addition to her parents, Jean was predeceased by her husband of over 60 years, Carl L. Mahar in 2007; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Elsie and Colby Cook. She is survived by two children, son, Paul Mahar and wife Carolyn, and daughter, Ruth Chaffey and husband Richard, all of Dennysville; grandson, Joel Mahar of Bangor and granddaughter, Sarah Chaffey-Jordan and husband Chris of Otis; sister-in-law Avis Whorley of Pembroke; brother-in-law Ralph Mahar and wife Mary of Pembroke; special cousins, Beverly Randall of Machias, Myrna Bates and husband Ralph of Veazie, and Robert Davis of Cutler; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 12th at Dennysville Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.