Jean L. Eastman
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Arizona - Jean Louise Eastman passed away peacefully on December 20, 2019, in the home of her daughter, in Cottonwood, Ariz. Jean was the only child born to William and Florence Nihan of Lynn, Massachusetts. She was recognized at a young age for her exceptionally beautiful soprano voice and occasionally sang solo on Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops Orchestra Radio Show.

While working for the Boston Globe, Jean met her life-long loving partner Charles Eastman. They married May, 1952, at St. Mary's Church in Lynn. Jean and her husband went on to raise three daughters, Kathleen Louise Webb, Patricia Anne Mullen, and Elaine Marie St. Jean in Danvers before moving to Haverhill, Massachusetts. The whole family enjoyed holidays in the White Mountains as well as sharing a passion for roller-skating. Although she only skated one time (and broke her arm) Jean was always at the skating rink giving support to her daughters skating hobby.

When the children reached school age, Jean began to work at the New England Telephone Company as a telephone operator. This was a job that she loved very much. Upon retiring to Sandown, New Hampshire, Jean and Charles took the opportunity to travel extensively. A passion that took them to China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hawaii.

Jean was elected and served on the Board of Canvassers in Sandown.

Jean lost her beloved husband in April 2005, where she then moved in with her daughter Patricia in Rhode Island. She was also able to spend time in the UK with Kathleen and finally in Arizona with Elaine.

Along with her three daughters, Jean is survived by her son-in-law Edward Mullen of Warwick, R.I.; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer and Patrick Mullen (children of Patricia); Dean, Vrinda, Kalindi, Niryan (children of Kathleen); Elijah, Aaron, Chelsey, Jeremy, Christine (children of Elaine); and eight great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service will be Monday, January 27, 2020, at 12 p.m. in C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11 to 11:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road #200, Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or to leave a message of condolence, please visit
Published on January 21, 2020


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