Jeannette T. Boston, 97, of Saco and formerly of Biddeford died Sunday at the Landing at Saco Bay. She was born September 27, 1920 in Old Orchard Beach, a daughter of Wilfrid and Mary Belle (Huot) Collard and moved to Biddeford as a child. She was educated at St. Andre’s School and High School.
On May 21, 1949 she married Richard J. Boston in St. Margaret’s Church in Old Orchard Beach.
In 1942 she began her work as a bank teller at York County Savings Bank, remained there through is transition to Coastal Savings Bank, and retired in 1982.
She had been treasurer of AARP, Chapter 426 of Saco and a member of the ladies’ sodality of St. Mary’s Church. Jeannette enjoyed reading, crocheting, tatting, needlepoint, knitting and embroidery.
She was preceded in death by Richard Boston, her husband of 53 years, on June 7, 2002,
and was also predeceased by 3 brothers Robert, Charles and Ray Collard.
Daniel Boston and his wife Carmen of Rockville, MD
Dennis Boston and his wife Patricia of Biddeford
Michael Boston and his wife Pam of Reading, MA
Judy Beauchemin and her husband Jay of Saco
and 8 grandchildren
There will be no visiting hours. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at St. Margaret’s Church in Old Orchard Beach. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to honor Jeannette’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101-9908. The family would like to extend sincerest thanks to the staff at the Landing at Saco Bay for their excellent care of Jeannette in her final years.
Donations may be made to:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908