Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Obituaries


June M. Kelcourse

May 11, 1941 - November 3, 2017

Service Date: December 9, 2017

Obituaries » June M. Kelcourse

June Kelcourse, 76, passed away on the November 3, 2017 at Mary Immaculate Nursing Center. She was born in Lynn Massachusetts on May 11, 1941, the daughter of Edward and Regina (nee Comeau) Dunn.

 

She was educated in Lynn schools and graduated St Mary’s High school in Lynn Massachusetts in 1959. She earned her RN degree at Boston City Hospital Nursing School in 1961. Her career took a slight hiatus as she became a mother in 1963 (Sue), in 1965 (Michael) , and 1968 (John).  As a single mom, she raised her family in southern New Hampshire and made a career as an ICU nurse at Lawrence General Hospital in the 70’ and 80’s.  A life-long learner, she earned her Masters and CAS degrees in psychology at UMass Boston in 1983.  She continued to work as a psychiatric nurse and RN in facilities throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the Merrimack Valley.  She finished her career as caregiver working with the elderly in several area nursing homes until her retirement in 2001.

 

June was a study in what it means to be down-to-earth.  A self-proclaimed people person, she was honest, friendly, and hadn’t an ounce of pretension in her.  She warmly welcomed strangers and friends alike, and could strike a conversation with anyone, be it an intellectual discourse or a ribald anecdote. She loved bingo, ice coffee, animals, and dining out.   Most of all, she enjoyed giving and receiving the gift of laughter.

 

 

She is survived and happily remembered by her daughter, Suzanne Makin of Charleston South Carolina; son Michael Makin and his wife, Pender, of Scarborough Maine; and her son John Makin and his wife, Annie, of Gold River, California.  The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to the amazing and loving caregivers at Mary Immaculate Nursing Center and staff on 2B.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a calling hour on Saturday, December 9 from 12:00PM until 1:00PM with a celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 PM at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home at 486 Main St. Haverhill MA 01830. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mary Immaculate Health Nursing Center, 172 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01843 or a charity one’s choice. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com