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Jean Marie Kent
  • Easton, MA 02356

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“Jack Jim Jean-Marie my condolences are with you guys I had your mother is a teacher and in 5th grade she is awesome dad was a great principal and God...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Higgins - Crestview Hills, KY

“I know how much you treasure your memories of Jean. May those cherished memories and God's promise at John 6:40 bring you a measure of peace and...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“I was saddened to hear of Jean's passing. She gave so much to Easton including to the Oakes Ames Memorial where I got to know her and John. Your...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Frederick Ames - North Easton, MA

“We will miss Jean very much and are saddened to hear of her passing. Along with her late husband John, they were board members and active supporters...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Frederick Ames - North Easton, MA

“Dear Kent Family : Our most sincere condolences at Jean's passing . Both she and John leave a wonderful legacy in Easton and we are better people...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Craig and Elaine BARGER - MA

“My deepest sympathy for your loss. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Maxine Chavis

“My thoughts and prayers to all of the Kent family. Mrs. Kent was quite the lady and she will be missed. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jenny Senier - Bossier City, LA

“To Jean's family and friends, please take comfort in each other during this sad time. My deepest sympathies go out to you all. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Jack, Jeanmarie, Jim and family,So sorry to hear. Your mom was my 3rd grade teacher, but I knew her well from the pool and other town events as well....Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Joe Reardon - MANSFIELD, MA

“So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember both she and John with great fondness. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Peterson - South Easton, MA

“Jack,So sorry for the loss of your Mom. She will be missed in many ways, I'm sure. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Marc and Debbie Tremblay - Pelzer, SC


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Jean M. (Oberlander) Kent a resident of Easton for over 60 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 20, 2019 at Wingate of Norton with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late John Joseph Kent.
Born in Dedham, Jean was the daughter of the late Louis Emil Oberlander and Ellen V. (Connelly) Oberlander of Dedham. Jean was a graduate of Dedham High School class of 1949, received a Bachelor's degree from Bridgewater State College in 1953, a Master's degree from Bridgewater State College in 1960 and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Harvard University in 1978.

Jean began her teaching career at the Avery School in Dedham and moved to Easton after her marriage in 1954. She taught elementary school in Easton for over 27 years first at the Parkview School and later at the North Easton Grammar School.

Jean was active in many Easton organizations including the Friends of Borderland, Garden Club, Historical Society, Girl Scouts, Zoning Board of Appeals and the Daughters of Isabella. She with her husband John initiated the summer park recreation programs for Easton and was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church.She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, and bird watching and traveled extensively with her husband throughout America, Europe, former Soviet Union, China, Australia and New Zealand.

Jean is survived by her son John (Jack) J. Kent Jr of Easton and his wife Karen, daughter Jeanmarie (Kent) Joyce of Easton, son Jim Kent and his wife Julie of Lincoln, six grandchildren Matthew Kent and his wife Katie of Easton, Daniel Kent and his wife Rowela of Mashpee. Julie Smith and her husband Tyler of Denver, CO, Sonja Catano and her husband Nick of Framingham, Christian Kent of Beaufort, SC and Caitlyn Joyce of Easton and two great grandchildren Isabella and Olivia Kent of Easton. Jean was the sister of Joyce Oberlander of Dedham. Jean was predeceased by her sisters Helen V. Skarinka of Westwood and Barbara Winbourne of Dedham.

Visiting hours are on Monday from 4-8pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church in North Easton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Town of Easton - Recreation Department, 15 Barrows St., North Easton 02356 in memory of Jean Kent.

For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com