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Jean McKay Cleveland

Jean McKay Cleveland, 95, of Gloucester, formerly of Ipswich and Hamilton, passed away peacefully at Seacoast Nursing Home on March 23, 2019 following a brief illness.

Jean was born to the late William and Ivy (Lyons) McKay in Beverly on November 12, 1923, and raised in Beverly Cove.  She attended Abbot Academy in Andover and Wheaton College. Many in her life knew her kindness and generosity.
Her parents instilled in Jean and her sisters a sense of adventure as they took a Steamer across the Atlantic to Scotland in the 1930ís to follow their family roots in Scotland. This spirit was shared with her children by introducing them to skiing, camping and Mountaineering in the White Mountains, where they both excelled, which brought her great pleasure. Jean asked that a formal service be waived, perhaps so she needn't tarry too long before her finishing her sweet journey Home.

Her surviving family include son, William Cleveland of Tamworth, NH; grandson William Cleveland of Conway, NH and their extended families in NH, as well as nephews Richard Libby and Scott Libby and their families in MA. She was predeceased by her son Jay Cleveland.

Her funeral service will be held graveside 11 am Wednesday March 27 in the Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.


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