JEAN M. OSGOOD - ESSEX JUNCTION - Jean M. Osgood, 89, died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford. She was born in Londonderry on June 4, 1925, the daughter of Clarence B. and Marion (Fordham) Coleman. Jean received her R.N. in 1946, and on March 22, 1947, she was married in Saxtons River to Fred Osgood. He predeceased her in 1997 after 50 years of marriage. She worked as a registered nurse for The Lund Home in Burlington, and later for Dr. David L. Tabor where she served for over 30 years. Jean was a very caring and giving person. She is survived by her five children, Sheryl Osgood and Tony Carrassi of Burlington, Denise Shortsleeve and husband, Steve, of Milton, Jennifer Allen and Ron Moody of Piermont, N.H., Fred Osgood and Shyann Hadley of Essex Junction, and Lisa Osgood and Tom Tiller of Essex Junction; grandchildren, Sheila and Richard Sourdiff, Dominic Carrassi, Jason Silvia, Jessica and Daniel Allen and their dad, Chet; several step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Heather and Rochelle; one brother-in-law, Robert Osgood of Wilmington, Del.; and several nieces and cousins. She also leaves her foster brother, Cliff and wife, Diane Blake, of Massachusetts. The family would like to thank everyone at Our Lady of the Meadows for the wonderful care and love that they gave our mom over the last two and a half years. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the First Congregational Church in Essex Junction. Burial will be in the Saxtons River Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service, Mountainview Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction. To send online condolences, please visit www.readyfuneral.com. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation; your local humane society; or to the Our Lady of the Meadows Activity Fund.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Aug. 14, 2014