Jean A. King
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Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother
LOWELL -- Jean A. (Palowski) King, 90, of Dracut, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Fairhaven Nursing Home.
She was the widow of Leo D. King, Ret. United States Navy, with whom she shared 27 years of marriage.
A daughter of the late Adam and the late Petrulia "Pearl" (Chickonowicz) Palowski, she was born February 13, 1922, in Newport, NH. She grew up in Springfield, VT and was educated in that area.
In her twenties, she moved to California with a friend. She enjoyed dancing, and met her husband, who was serving in the Navy, at a Big Band Dance. Over time they built a family, and lived throughout the United States, moving to wherever the Navy needed her husband. Upon his retirement, they settled in Lowell and raised three children together.
She enjoyed working at Wang Laboratories, and playing bingo at various local churches.
In her retirement, she lived quietly at home and loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her three children, Diana King of Sanford, NC, Neil King and his wife, Catherine, of Litchfield, NH, and Carol McKinnon of Lowell; a sister, Helen Miglorie of White River Junction, VT; and two brothers, Stanley Palowski of Springfield, VT, and William Palowski and his wife, Linda, of Sebastian, FL.
She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Adam Chapdelaine of Lowell and Kristen, Erin, and Lauren King of Litchfield, NH; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also a sister of the late Zygmunt Palowski.
KING -- YOU ARE INVITED TO HER VISITATION FROM 12 NOON UNTIL 1 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT THE MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 NESMITH STREET, LOWELL, 978-452-6361. HER FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN THE FUNERAL HOME FOLLOWING HER VISITATION AT 1 P.M. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE SEND DONATIONS IN HER NAME TO THE SALVATION ARMY, 150 APPLETON STREET, LOWELL, MA (978) 458-3396 OR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, 524 FOREST AVENUE, PORTLAND, ME, 04101 800-733-2767. PLEASE VISIT WWW.MAHONEYFUNERALHOME.COM TO SEND THE FAMILY AN E-CONDOLENCE AT ANYTIME.
Published in Lowell Sun on Dec. 9, 2012