Jean Doyle Vaughan
1929 - 2021
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Jean Doyle Vaughan of Attleboro, passed away January 31, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Victor G. Vaughan, Jr., Jean is survived by her brother Gerard Doyle of Hilton Head, SC, seven children and their spouses, Victor G. Vaughan, III and his wife Janine Hatch of Fairfield, CT, David A. Vaughan and his wife Heather Dunbar of Yarmouth, ME, Michele E. Vaughan of Larkspur, CA, Mark G. Vaughan and his wife Sandra Cordes-Vaughan of Foxboro, Deirdre McKibbin-Vaughan and her husband Thomas McKibbin-Vaughan of Rhinebeck, NY, Anne Marie Riley and her husband Paul Riley of Berwyn, PA, John P. Vaughan and his wife Linda Giambrone Vaughan of Marina del Rey, CA, eighteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

The daughter of the late Austin and Gertrude Doyle, Jean was born on March 26, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY, and spent her childhood in Queens, NY, and Garden City, Long Island. She attended Trinity College in Washington, DC, and then, as one of only a small trailblazing minority of women in the early 1950s, received her MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

It was at Wharton that she met Victor and began a love story that continues to captivate her friends, children, and grandchildren. Their devotion for one another and their family continues to be a guiding force for living a life of grace and love.

In 1963, Jean and Victor moved to Vic's hometown of Attleboro where she was active in a number of community organizations such as the Attleboro Garden Club, the North Purchase Club, A.A.U.W., and the Sturdy Hospital Auxiliary. Jean was a Trustee of the Attleboro Public Library and a proud life member of the Friends of Attleboro Library. She was a devoted parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church where she was a member of the choir, taught C.C.D, served as a member of the R.C.I.A. team, the liturgy committee, Women of Spirit, and in later years, most joyfully worked at the St. John's St. Vincent de Paul store and met with her St. John's Morning Glories.

Jean spent the last few years of her life at the Christopher Heights Assisted Living Facility in Attleboro, where she made many dear new friends, and her indomitable spirit continued as she jumped into activities on her very first day. While at Christopher Heights, Jean served on the resident's council as secretary and helped with the Christopher Heights' Christmas Fair.

Gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library ( or 74 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703), St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church/St. Vincent de Paul Ministry,1 St John's Pl, Attleboro, MA 02703 or the Sturdy Memorial Foundation, Development Office, PO Box 2963, 211 Park Street, Attleboro, MA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021 followed by burial at St. John's Cemetery, Attleboro. To ensure everyone's safety during the Covid pandemic, both will be private. A live streaming of the Funeral Mass will be available at

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Published in Sun Chronicle on Feb. 4, 2021.
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February 9, 2021
Mrs. Vaughan invited me into her home when I was a teenager and treated me like a family member. What a warm and fun place to be! So much activity, and Mrs. Vaughan kept everything running.

In later years, she always greeted me with a smile and kind words. What a wonderful person and role model. The world needs more people like Jean Vaughan. She will be missed.
Steve Semple
February 6, 2021
I have known Mrs. Vaughan for more than 50 years. The beautiful home on Thayer Farms Road was a warm, inviting place and always full of children of all ages. Their children were all intelligent, athletic and just all around good people. When I visited my mother in law at Christopher Heights Mrs. Vaughan would always welcome me with a bright smile and always ask about me and my family. She would be reading and
ready to discuss current events and the major issues of the day. She was extremely proud of her entire family. I will miss her but will always remember her. Peace.
John Casey
February 5, 2021
I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with both Vic and Jean. They were both wonderful people. Jean exuded class at all times. I will miss both of them. My deepest sympathy.
Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
February 4, 2021
To the Vaughan family,
Dan and I would like to offer our sincere sympathy for the loss of your mom.
Jean has always shown such kindness and strength. Her love of family was so inspiring. We send our love and prayers to you all. Jean is with her love, Vic now and resting peacefully.
Elizabeth A. Flynn (DesJardins)
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