Jean M. Duke
October 9, 1933 – May 16, 2018
Jean M. Duke, 84, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2018 at her home in Stuart, FL. Jean, daughter of Eugene and Frances O’Leary was born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts where she met and married her husband, Robert J. Duke. As a naval officer’s wife, Jean lived in many states, from coast to coast, but resided for many years in Newport, RI until they moved and settled in Stuart FL. Over the years, Jean worked in various positions in the defense and hospitality industries. She was a Eucharistic Minister and truly devoted to the Catholic Church. Jean had a gifted green thumb and passionately followed the Boston Red Sox, but for the most part Jean was a wonderful homemaker and loving mother, grandmother and loyal friend. She will be truly missed by all.
Jean is survived by her son, Robert J. Duke, Jr. (Marsha) of Stuart, FL; daughter, Linda J. Arcouette (Robert) of Newport, RI; son, Thomas E. Duke (Mikki) of Jacksonville, FL; son, John W. Duke of Stuart, FL; daughter, Lisa A. Duke of Jensen Beach, FL; grandchildren, Roger Brown, Robin Blancarte, Bowen Duke, Jordan Duke, Brett Arcouette, Devin Duke, Matthew Duke, Benjamin Duke Camp; John (Jack) Duke; great grandson Zander Blancarte; sister in law, Anna O’Leary of East Weymouth; sister in law, Barbara O’Leary of East Weymouth; brother in law, Ronald Duke of Hanover, MA; and sister in law, Dorothy Andrews of Weymouth, MA. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Robert J. Duke.
A memorial funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Catholic Faith Community in Middletown, RI. Burial will immediately follow at Newport Memorial Park, Middletown, RI. Online condolences may be made to Jean’s family at www.aycockfuneralhome.net All arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home in Stuart, FL.
Jean M. Duke
May 31, 2018
To the whole Duke Clan,
I was so saddened to hear the news of Nana’s passing. What an incredibly special person she was. Her genuine love and care is unmatched. I had many fun times visiting Nana and sitting at her kitchen counter chatting, going out for seafood at Lola’s, or just sneaking to the freezer for a Klondike bar and settling in for a movie. Nana will truly be missed and will always hold a very special place in my heart. I wish I could be there Saturday to pay my respects, but know you all will be in my thoughts.
Love to all,
May 30, 2018
Aunt Jeannie was always very caring and loving to me I loved her and I will miss her very much.
My love and condolences to the entire
Duke and O'Leary families.