Jean C. Morgan Bacon, 77
Jean C. Morgan Bacon, 77, wife of 53 years to Frederic S. Bacon III, of Marion, passed away on Friday, May 31, at home with her husband and family at her side. Mrs. Bacon was born in Taunton the daughter of the late John and Olive (Horton) Morgan.
Jean grew up in Lakeville and was a graduate of Middleborough High School. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and her master’s degree from Loyola University, Chicago. She began her career as a grade school teacher at Sippican Elementary School. Fred and Jean moved to Virginia to start their family near the Naval Base in Norfolk, where he was stationed. After raising three children, Jean re-joined the work force as a substitute teacher and eventually found her niche as the Public Relations Coordinator for Palatine, Naperville and Addison Park Districts and Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Assn. (NESDRA).
Jean was an accomplished artist. She loved to sing, write, sew, read and travel. Because her birthday was on July 4, there was always a big celebration. Trips to Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls or to Ned’s Point Lighthouse to see the fireworks were some of her favorites.
In addition to her loving husband Frederic, Jean is survived by her children; Elizabeth Bacon (David Neville Sr.) of Carver, Sarah (Michael) Buckley of Middleborough and Ned (Aileen) Bacon of Chicago. She also leaves behind her much-loved grandchildren; Katherine Ewen, David Everett, Anne Stevenson, Mary Stevenson and Morgan Bacon, who were the sunshine of her life as well as her brother, Robert (Beverly) Morgan and the Morgan family nieces and nephews. She was also survived by many loving relatives and friends. She was the sister of the late John Morgan and Frances Bryant.
Memorial visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Wareham Village Funeral Home, 5 Center Street Wareham. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills MA 02481, www.curealzfund.org or Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 1525, Ranson WV 25438, www.donate.loveotherescue.org.
To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.warehamvillagefuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements by Wareham Village Funeral Home 5 Center Street Wareham, MA.