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Obituary: Jean Marie Lewis

August 31, 2023
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Obituary: Jean Marie Lewis
Jean Marie Lewis

Jean Marie Lewis, 87, of Orange passed away with her family at her side on July 14, 2023, at Maplewood of Orange.  For 67 years, she was the loving wife of Donald Jackson Lewis, Sr.  Jean was born in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Malaby.  She is survived by her children, Debra Corey and her husband Craig of CO, Donald Lewis Jr. and his wife Bonnye, and Karen McDermott and her husband Douglas, all of Orange; her 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; as well as her sister Shirley MacDonald of MD.  She was predeceased by her siblings, Margaret Gibson and Marion Kelly.

Jean was a travel agent at Racebook Travel Agency for many years and enjoyed visiting numerous countries, her favorites including Ireland, Greece, and the Caribbean islands.  Jean, known as “Jean the Dancing Queen,” and her husband loved to entertain their family and friends.  She lived a full life as a wonderful mother and grandmother.

Jean will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.  Funeral services were held in July at the Orange Congregational Church.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to St. Jude’s Hospital.

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