Jean Smalls, longtime resident of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully in her sleep Dec. 30, 2016 at LincolnHealth – Miles Campus after a short illness. Jean was born in Kharagpur, India on Oct. 6, 1929, the youngest daughter of Hillary and Noel Rosambeau.
Born in India, Jean lived in England, Canada and Massachusetts and wintered in Cooper City, Fla., but her true love was Boothbay Harbor. She worked in banking in Boston and Maine and later in life for the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. Jean lived on the harbor for many years before moving to St. Andrews Village where she resided for the last several years.
A woman of faith, Jean was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Boothbay Harbor and St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Hollywood, Fla. and was active in Boothbay Harbor resident life.
From her family and friends, Jean will be remembered for her warmth, kindness and infectious laughter.
She was predeceased by husband, Jack Smalls and former husband, George Thornburg; brother, Dudley Rosambeau, formerly of London; and sister, Pat Kohl, formerly of Cooper City, Fla.
Jean is survived by sister, Colleen Doyle of Hingham, Mass., who was able to visit with Jean for two days before she passed away; step-daughter and her family; 10 loving nieces and nephews; cousins living in Massachusetts, Florida and the United Kingdom; and numerous grand-nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 82 Atlantic Ave., Boothbay Harbor 10 a.m., Sat., Jan. 7. Father Dominic will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church would be a wonderful remembrance.
Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.