SPRINGFIELD - Jean Parker McCutcheon, 83, died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, April 24, 2010.
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She was born on September 3, 1926, in North Springfield, the daughter of Edward and Una (Burditt) Parker.
She attended the North Springfield School grades 1 thru 8 followed by Springfield High School.
On February 17, 1943, she married John W. McCutcheon in Reading, Vt. They were married for 56 years.
Jean was a homemaker and a Stanley Home Products distributor for many years. She was a well-respected gardener, avid bird-watcher, environmentalist and naturalist, and took pride in her beautiful flower gardens. She was a parent member of the Springfield Hockey Club, was a talented artist and member of Springfield Senior Center Ceramics, an American Cancer Society volunteer and treasurer of Park Street Bowling Leagues for many years. She enjoyed traveling and touring with the Springfield Senior Citizens. She was "the Family Historian" and kept a daily diary for nearly 45 years; her diary documented every family detail and included local, as well as national, events of importance.
She was most proud of her family which includes her 10 children, Marie Gelineau, Andrea Kellom, Brian, Scott and Todd McCutcheon, all of Springfield, Nancy McLeod of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, John McCutcheon Jr. of Vincent, Ala., Pamela Clace of Walpole, N.H., Edna Meyer of Peru, Vt., and Karen Stankevich of Weathersfield, Vt.; 20 grandchildren, Suzanne Fish Francke, Amy Fish Locarno, Bradley Fish, Tania McLeod Roberts, John McLeod Jr., Kammy McCutcheon Al-Ashkar, John McCutcheon III, Lindsey Cartes McCutcheon, Brett and Nicole Clace, Lisa McCutcheon Pavonka, Juliette Gates Britton, Abigail Meyer, Trevor Baker, Dylon McCutcheon, William and Danielle Stankevich, Sadie McCutcheon, Allyssa and Brandon McCutcheon; 17 great-grandchildren; as well as her siblings, Norma Parris of Westmoreland, N.H., and Gilbert Parker of Allenstown, N.H.
She was predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband; sisters, Doris Parker Mahoney, Phyllis and Joyce Parker; brothers, Calvin and Roy Dana Parker; a special aunt, Amy Burditt Rand; grandson, Daniel McCutcheon; and great-granddaughter, Mary Grace Al-Ashkar.
Visiting hours at the Adams & Kenney Funeral Home in Chester, Vt., are from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, April 30th, with burial to follow in the North Street Cemetery in Chester's Stone Village. Following the burial service, a reception will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Club (VFW) in Springfield. This site, overlooking the Black River and downtown Springfield (the former Burditt Home), was the home of Jean's uncle and family and was built by her grandfather and his brother.
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Published in Rutland Herald on Apr. 27, 2010