Gladys L. St. Jean
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Lifelong resident of Lowell; 86
LOWELL -- Gladys L. St. Jean, 86, a lifelong Lowell resident, died February 12, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
She was the wife of Alfred N. St. Jean who predeceased her in 1988.
Born in Lowell on January 15, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Alfred A. and the late Alice A. (White) Ainsley, and was educated in the local schools.
Mrs. St. Jean grew up and resided in the Pawtucketville and Centralville sections of the city, and was a communicant of both St. Rita's Church and St. Michael Church. She was a member of The League of Catholic Woman, and was active in many charitable organizations in the City of Lowell.
She worked in the Lowell manufacturing industry and for Hour Glass Cleaners.
Gladys is survived by her daughter, Donna M. Murphy and her son-in-law, Robert J. Murphy of Lowell. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Kristen A. Murphy-Cormier and her husband, Roland Cormier of Lowell; and a grandson, Michael P. Murphy and his wife, Beth Murphy of East Hartland , CT; and a great-grandson, James M. Murphy, also of East Hartland, CT.
Gladys is also survived by two sisters, Ruth Redding and Mary Langill, both of Lowell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Alice P. Briere, the late Arthur J. Ainsley, and the late Robert F. Ainsley.
ST. JEAN -- Relatives and friends may call at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth St., Lowell, from 4 until 7 PM on Friday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 9 AM in St. Rita's Church, Lowell. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Beacon Hospice, 13 Branch St. Suite 106, Methuen MA, 01844. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Feb. 14, 2013