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In Memory of

Jean Landron

March 2, 1930 - February 19, 2015

Obituary


Jean Gillis Landron died peacefully at home on February 19, 2015. Born on March 2, 1930, to Walter and Dorothy (Eyre) Gillis, Jean grew up in Boston, MA. She attended Our Lady of the Presentation grade school and high school in Brighton, and graduated from Emmanuel College in 1951, majoring in French. After secretarial and administrative work at St. Sebastians School, Jean went to France in 1955 where she worked as a civilian secretary for the U.S. Army near Paris. She also became bilingual and in 1960 married the late Jacques Landron of Orleans, France....

Jean Gillis Landron died peacefully at home on February 19, 2015. Born on March 2, 1930, to Walter and Dorothy (Eyre) Gillis, Jean grew up in Boston, MA. She attended Our Lady of the Presentation grade school and high school in Brighton, and graduated from Emmanuel College in 1951, majoring in French. After secretarial and administrative work at St. Sebastians School, Jean went to France in 1955 where she worked as a civilian secretary for the U.S. Army near Paris. She also became bilingual and in 1960 married the late Jacques Landron of Orleans, France. In 1967 Jean and Jacques relocated to the USA and lived in Brookline, MA while Jean worked as administrative assistant to the director of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. In 1972 they acquired a summer cottage in Brewster and moved there in1974 after they had transformed the cottage into a year-round home. Jean then worked for twelve years as office manager for Davis and Geck in Hyannis. From the late 80's until her retirement in the late 90's, Jean was office manager for Davenport Realty in South Yarmouth. When she retired, the Davenport company had a street named after her --"Landron Way"-- off Rte. 137, east of Rte 39.

Jean is the sister of the late John E. Gillis of Taunton MA, and is survived by her brothers Walter Gillis of Brewster and Stephen Alpert-Gillis of Webster NY, and by her many nieces and nephews in the USA, France and Norway.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at 11: 00A.M. at Our Lady of the Cape church in Brewster. Burial at Pine Grove Cemetery in Brewster will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Our Lady of the Cape Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1799, Brewster MA. 02631 or the Brewster Fire and Rescue Association 1657 Main St., Brewster MA 02631. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com