, Salem, MA

June 11, 2013

Jean Meade, 82

Peabody — Jean Meade, 82, of Peabody, died early Monday morning at the Salem Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret (Murrill) Meade. She was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School, Class of 1948.

She was employed with Verizon for over 40 years and retired as a manager in 1990. She was a member of the Third Order of Mary “Sister Margaret Mary," and was a poll volunteer for the city of Peabody Ward 1 Precinct 2 for many years.

She was dedicated to her family and remained friends with five of her schoolmates, with whom she went on pilgrimages to Ireland and Canada and traveled throughout the world with them.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Leary of Belmont and by her nieces and nephews, James Leary, Joann Phelps-Pinson, Arthur Leary, Patricia McGraw, Jeanne Leary, John Leary, and is also survived by many great,nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Rev. John Meade S.M., her sister, Madeline Meade, and by her niece, Mary Whitehead.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, 9:00 a.m., at the funeral home, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Ann’s Church, Lynn St., Peabody, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial services will be private. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her name the Marist Fathers of Boston, 27 Isabella Street, Boston, MA 02116. For directions and online obituary, please visit