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McCracken Funeral Home

1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ

OBITUARY

Jean "Songs" LaMond

January 10, 1951February 4, 2020
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Jean "Songs" LaMond, 69, of Union, N.J. passed away on Tuesday February 4, 2020 at his home. Born January 10, 1951 to the late Melvin and Maxine LaMond in Irvington, NJ.

Jean resided in Union with his 6 dogs that he loved and was extremely knowledgeable of music, he enjoyed watching Abbott and Costello and The Three Stooges movies. He was employed at Verizon for 33 years as a frame person. Jean known as "DJ Jean Songs" was also a drummer playing with bands The Institution and The Cherry Brothers. He entertained at various restaurants and did private functions in the Union County Area for many years.

Jean is survived by his wife Rose Marie LaMond and two nieces Toni LaMond, and Heather Larson. A visitation for Jean will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083, 908-686-4700. A funeral service will occur Friday, February 14, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM, 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083. Burial will be Friday, February 14, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM at Hollywood Memorial Park, 1500 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ 07083. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com for the LaMond family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Burial Friday, February 14, 2020

Memories

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Philip Mayo

February 19, 2020

Jean was a coworker at Verizon. When I married again in 2000 we chose Jean to DJ the wedding. About a hundred people all dancing to Jeans music. At one point he is sliding across the floor, microphone in hand, looking very much like Frank Sinatra. Anouncement after announcement for people to stop dancing and sit down to eat. A good friend caught my arm. His wife had raced to Jersey from Manhattan. He was my attorney. He said, " Phil, we have never been to a wedding like this. This is really something. Jewish weddings are really different". Like many of us guys from the telephone company Jean enjoyed life with a passion.

Michelle Shaffer

February 19, 2020

Jean , i’m sadden by your passing ! May you Rest In Peace ! I’ll never forget you my friend and all the great memories we shared !
Love you always your bff, Michelle

TONI LAMOND

February 13, 2020

My Dear Uncle Jean,

There are no words to describe the amount of Sadness my Heart feels today. Since I was a little girl, you were an Amazing Uncle, Mentor, Friend and confidant. You took my Sister and I under your wing and made Us feel that anything was possible with hard work, motivation, and a Pure Heart. You always saw the Good in Everyone and Everything. No matter where you went or who you were with, you always left a mark on their Hearts and Souls to last a Lifetime. Your Sudden death has left so many consumed with severe Sadness, but the Amazing Memories of your Huge Smile and Contagious Laughter will somehow get Us through today.
We will Celebrate your Happy Life and Remember you today and Cherish every single memory we were blessed with.

Rest In Peace Uncle "Jeano" with your Angels now, who you have Missed so very much for so long.

I will Miss you Every second of Every Day. I"ll be Seeing you.. XXOO

Joan Rubino

February 12, 2020

Joan Rubino

February 12, 2020

Joan Rubino

February 12, 2020

I was Jean’s 5th grade teacher at Washington School. I remember him as a good student and a sweet boy.

I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to his entire family and many friends.

I am attaching photos from his 5th grade class.

Sincerely,
Joan Rubino



Ginny and Tod Brinkerhoff

February 12, 2020

From Kawameeh Jr High through Union High School (where you sat next to me and copied my answers on tests) and the Institution, then you working at Verizon with Tod. (small world). Your wedding, taking care of Percy (the dog), Corrigan’s then Joe’s on Christmas Eve...so many memories. The record shows, music trivia, Uncle Floyd and so much more. Rest In Peace.

Marvin Coopersmith

February 12, 2020

Jean with Howard, Rich, and Marvin. Jean read our minds and drummed like a lead guitarist. There will never be anyone like him.

DawnGaye Duff

February 12, 2020

Dear Jean,
I will never forget our jokes and laughs, you at our wedding in 1979, being in the band with you & J Howard in the 80s, your visits to our home on Branford in the 90s, and connecting with you again on FB more recently.
We had a special friendship.
I will be praying for your family, especially your dear wife!
DawnGaye

Below: Pat Moast, Jean LaMond

tony cirillo

February 12, 2020

I am a volunteer at the Friends of the Cranford Library book sales. Jean would frequently come to our book sales. His enthusiasm for the books, CDs and DVDs that we had always excited the volunteers. He had such a friendly disposition that we loved when we saw him coming. He was always gracious and appreciative to all of us. We will miss him.

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