Jeanne McPherson

Jeanne McPherson died peacefully on March 15, 2014 at the Lincoln Home in Newcastle, Maine. Born in Newark, New Jersey on May 18, 1921, Jeanne was the daughter of John and Jennie (Moreland) Meyer. She met her one true love, and best friend, Murray Burns (Sandy) McPherson early in their freshman year at Bucknell University and they were married on October 16, 1942. After the war, they lived in Coopersburg, PA and Urbana, IL and then settled in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1966. After Sandys death, Jeanne remained in Marblehead until 2000 when she moved to New Harbor to be close to her daughter and son-in-law. Wherever Jeanne lived, art was a focal point of her life. Photography and watercolor were her favorite mediums. She also enjoyed experimenting in other art forms, including wood sculpture, oils, basketry, quilting or embroidery. She was active in several art groups in the Marblehead area and was proud that a number of her works were selected for inclusion in the Marblehead Arts Festival. In New Harbor, she was an active member of the Willing Workers and the Fortnightly Club. One of her favorite memories was of her annual week-long trips with two of her favorite artist friends, Lucy and Nordia. They would come to Maine where they would rent a cottage to paint, tell stories and laugh. Jeanne is survived by her daughter, Mary McPherson and her husband, Jon LeVeen, of New Harbor, Maine; her (AFS) daughter, Mirady Sebastiani and her husband, Victor Vasquez, of Caracas, Venezuela; Mirady and Victors children, Leopoldo and Ximena, and their grandson, Rodrigo. At Jeannes request, no service will be held. Friends who wish to make a donation in her memory are encouraged to support a favorite arts or environmental group. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting:

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Strong-Hancock Funeral Home
612 Main St Damariscotta, ME 04543
(207) 563-3550

Published in The Marblehead Reporter from Mar. 19 to Mar. 26, 2014