Jean M. Williamson, 94, of Damariscotta, passed away the morning of December 11th at Miles Memorial hospital after a brief illness.
Jean was born on March 15th, 1926, in Melrose, Mass, the oldest child of Joseph MacNeill and Helen (Webster) MacNeill. She attended Tufts University where she met her future husband, LLoyd. They were married on March 9, 1946.
Jean spent much of her early married life raising four children while concurrently remodeling every residence they owned. She had a wonderful design sense and the ability, along with Lloyd, to bring her ideas to fruition. As the children grew and scattered, Jean was able to focus on her love of art. She was accomplished in many art forms including painting, ceramics and mixed media. She also had a love of travel and worked for several years as a travel agent in Wilmington Delaware, prior to their move to Maine. She and Lloyd traveled extensively and she was a reliable source of information for clients and friends alike. She was also an avid reader who took an interest in many topics and could discuss them at length, even at 94 years old.
In 1990, Lloyd having retired, the couple moved to Newcastle where she volunteered as a worker at Round Top Center for the Arts. Jean was a member of the Art Committee at Miles hospital for many years, helping to select and hang the artwork for display throughout the hospital. She moved to Schooner Cove in 2012 and served on the board for several years. She was fiercely independent until the end.
Jean was predeceased by her parents; brother; and her husband, Lloyd.
She is survived by their children: Steven (Patricia) Williamson of Roxbury, Connecticut, Leslie (Richard) Fairbanks of Vero Beach, Florida and East Blue Hill, Jeffrey Williamson of Newark, Delaware and Dana (John) Dimier of Vero Beach, Florida and Camden; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
At Jean's request there will be no services. The family will gather at a later time to celebrate her life and scatter her ashes.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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