Jeanne M. (Gallant) Freeman
Jeanne M. Freeman, 70, wife of Robert W. Freeman of
Old Point Road, Newburyport, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in the Anna
Jaques Hospital following her brief illness.
Born in Ipswich on July 11, 1950 she was one of the
twelve children of the late Albert J. and Aldene M. (Marcorelle) Gallant.
Jeanne was raised in Ipswich.
Jeanne loved kids and was known as the
troublemaker of the family.
She often arrived at family parties and
weddings armed with games, toys, and water balloons for the little ones.
She also loved spending time on the boat,
traveling and being the biggest cheerleader to those who she held dear to
her heart. Jeanne was always up for an adventure if the opportunity arose.
She enjoyed visiting family and friends
and going to the casino with her twin sister, Janet.
She was an avid volunteer with many
fundraisers but the Flag Day 5k held a special place in her heart.
In addition to her husband Bob of forty-two
years she is survived by a son, Chad W. Freeman and his wife Erin of
Newburyport; a daughter, Amy Napolitano and her husband Justin of
Groveland; four grandchildren, Evan and Aiden Napolitano both of
Groveland, Logan Freeman and Cody Savage both of Newburyport; four
brothers, Roland P. Gallant and his wife Nancy of Ipswich, Norbert E.
Gallant and his wife Maureen of Rowley, Daniel F. Gallant and his wife
Jennifer of Ipswich, Dennis C. Gallant and his wife Joanne of Conway, NH;
four sisters, Suzanne Gustafson and her husband Nels of Conway, NH,
Lucinda J. Gallant Courier of Hampton, NH, Janet R. Corcoran and her
husband Lawrence of West Newbury,
Claire A. Wile and her and her former
husband, Gary Wile both of
She is also survived by many cousins,
nieces and nephews who all held a special place in her heart.
She was predeceased by her brothers, the
late Brian L. Gallant, husband of Kerry Gallant of Windham, NH, the late
Brother Mark Gallant formerly of Hartford, CT and the late Philip A.
Gallant, husband of Jeanne Gallant of Salem.
A memorial funeral service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are
under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In
Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to
the 1st Lt. Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund (https://derekhinesfund.com/make-a-donation/
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