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Jean A. Krajeski

Jean A. Krajeski, 83, wife of John J. Krajeski, Jr, of Ipswich, passed away at Masconoment Healthcare Center, Topsfield, on March, 9, 2016, following a long, courageous battle with Corticobasal Ganglionic Degeneration.

She was born in Salem May 16, 1932, daughter of the late John and Frances (Malone) Hansen. Jean was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1950. Following high school she went to work for New England Telephone as an Operator/ Supervisor and then for AT&T where she dedicated forty-five years of her service, retiring in 1994.

Jean married her husband John on April 25,1953. They moved to Ipswich in 1957 where they raised their family and were happily married for sixty-two years. The Krajeskis enjoyed an active social life with friends, entertaining at their home, going out to dinner, dancing and traveling together.  They visited many countries in Europe and took yearly trips to their favorite vacation spot in Bermuda. She was especially close to her two granddaughters, Megan and Courtney and was able to enjoy all five of her great-grandchildren.  Jean loved to babysit and was well known around town as “Grammie Jean”, the crazy babysitter who gave out lollipops, danced and sang off-key.  She also enjoyed knitting, working in her yard, and figuring out the “Jumbles” puzzles.

In addition to her husband, Jean is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Clapp) Becker and her husband Jeff of Ipswich, Kathy (Krajeski) Fahey and her husband, Scott of Dover, NH; her granddaughters Megan (Clapp) Airoldi and husband, Simone of Melrose, Courtney (Clapp) Cummins and husband James of Ipswich and step-granddaughter Erin of Dover, NH.  Jean is also survived by her five her great-grandchildren, Lily, Gracyn, Vivian, Peter, and Parker.  She was the sister of the late Paul Hansen formerly of NC.

Her funeral service will be held 11 am Monday March 14 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are 4 to 7 Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to: CURE PSP, 30 East Padonia Road, Suite 201,Timonium, MD 21093, or at curepsp.org

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