Maryjane's Story

CHICAGO, IL AND MILLINOCKET - Maryjane McLean McNamara, "MJ" 84, formerly of Millinocket, died peacefully on September 30, 2015.

Born in Millinocket May 1, 1932, she was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Weatherbee and Angus Bain McLean.

She was a long time resident of Shelton, CT and retired in Cape Coral Florida prior to moving to Chicago.

Maryjane graduated from Stearns High School in 1948 and attended Mary Washington College and graduated from the University of Maine in 1952.

Beloved wife of the late John McNamara (1998) who she married in 1953 in Lincoln, Maine.

Maryjane taught elementary school in Maine and Connecticut before retiring in 1983.

She is survived by her daughter Bette McNamara and son-in-law Sumner Cohen of Chicago, IL; son, John McNamara and daughter-in-law Michelle of Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia; granddaughters Heather McNamara of Albany, Oregon and Rachael Cohen of Chicago IL; grandsons Luke, Victor and Arthur McNamara of Nova Scotia and great grandchildren Brayden and Alyson of Oregon; sister in law Sylvia Ann McNamara of Millinocket and nieces Nancy Moscone and Gail Fanjoy.

A graveside service will be held 10 AM Saturday,October 24, 2015 at the Millinocket Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at
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