Jean Vandale
J.Henri Morin & Son Funeral Homes
23 Maple Terrace
Spencer, MA
Jean Hobbs Vandale, 83

EAST BROOKFIELD - Jean Hobbs Vandale 83, of W. Sturbridge Rd. died peacefully on Wednesday, July 12 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after a brief illness.

She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Francis and Mary (Lyon) Hobbs, and later graduated from David Prouty High School in Spencer, Bates College in Lewiston, ME., and New England Baptist School of Nursing in Boston.

Jean was a longtime Registered Nurse for the Spencer Visiting Nurse Association. She was a member of the Grand Executive Board of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, was a longtime Mother Advisor to Spencer Assembly #72, and a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church. A few of her many loves included nature (especially birds), her family, and spending time on Cape Cod with her husband.

She leaves her devoted husband of 61 years Robert E. Vandale,

her sons: Mark R. Vandale and his wife Laurie of E. Brookfield, Jeffrey H. Vandale of Aurora, Colorado, her daughter: Lisa Ann Lynch and her husband Andrew of E. Brookfield, her 6 grandchildren: Susan, Robert, Stephen, Christopher, Jeffrey and Alyda and 3 great grandchildren: Elizabeth, Kane and Kable.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 18 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Spencer 205 Main St., Spencer, MA.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Calling hours at the J.HENRI MORIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 23 Maple Terr., Spencer are Monday, July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the First Congregational Church Memorial Fund P.O. Box 187, Spencer, MA. 01562 or Rose Monahan Hospice Home 10 Judith Rd., Worcester, MA 01602.

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jul. 14 to Jul. 16, 2017.
Calling hours
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
J.Henri Morin & Son Funeral Homes
23 Maple Terrace, Spencer, MA
Memorial service
First Congregational Church of Spencer
205 Main St., Spencer, MA
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I worked with Jean at Spencer District Nurse many years ago but remember her well. She was a great to work with, always positive and a great sense of humor. I feel lucky to have known her if only for a short time. I am sure she will be missed.
Judi Poltorak
July 19, 2017
She was my mother for 25 years. Grandma to my children. And GG forever. I will miss her. Her boldness was her strength. Her gentle hugs her love. Miss you mom
Dawn Vandale
July 16, 2017
So very sorry to read on the internet of Jean's death. I worked for her for several years as a CNN for the Spencer VNA.
She was a warm, kind and compassionate friend of those with health issues in the community. She will be greatly missed.
Ralph Nichols
July 15, 2017
Lisa and family, Dave and I want to extend our sympathy to all of you for your recent loss. Memories and time will help fill the void. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Ann & Dave ("smiley") Whigham
July 15, 2017
I have so many wonderful memories with Jean from school, church, Rainbow Girls, neighbors. I am happy to say she was my friend. Bless you Bob and your family. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. Harris & Jayne
July 15, 2017
A wonderful woman - former neighbor, lifelong friend and another sister/mother in Rainbow. She was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her. Oh, I'll miss that laugh!
Kathy Olmsted
July 14, 2017
We cannot feel life's losses without first feeling the blessings of its fullness. Hold onto your will I...and let them guide you during this time of sadness.

"Blest be the Tie that Binds"

In Rainbow Love
Annie "Squirt" Swanson Marley
July 14, 2017
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