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PORTLAND -- Jean Olive McCubrey, 87, of Middle Road, Falmouth, died at Seaside Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Born Jean Olive Chetley in St. John, Canada, Jean was the daughter of David and Lillian Chetley. Jean immigrated to Maine as an infant and attended schools in South Portland, graduating Salutatorian in 1942. She proudly became a U.S. citizen in 1947.
Jean and her late husband, Donald O. McCubrey, were married on Sept. 7, 1946, and moved to Falmouth where they resided for over 60 years.
Jean worked in the field of Market Research for over 30 years. Much of that time, she ran her own company.
As a member of the Falmouth Congregational Church's Women's Guild, Jean helped with the parish suppers, church fairs and other church events. Jean sang in the choir for many years. An active member of the Women's Woodfords Club, Jean enjoyed being with her friends, reading, gardening and traveling. For many years, she accompanied her husband, Donald, when he played for the Kora Temple Shrine Royal Guards.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Ellen Ferland and her husband Richard of Methuen, Mass., two sons, Scott and his wife Claire of Standish, and James of Greenville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Marc, Beth, Jeff, Raymond and Julie; two great-grandchildren, Merrit and Brody; her brothers, John Chetley and Murray Chetley; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 9-11 a.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Phillip Shearman officiating. Please visit
for additional information and to sign Jean's guestbook.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Seaside Nursing Home and Fallbrook Assisted Living for all their kindness and caring for Jean and her family.
Donations can be made
in Jean's memory to:
383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2 C
Scarborough, Maine 04074
Jones, Rich & Hutchins
Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 20, 2012
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"Dear Friends, I have many happy memories of your mother. She was a wonderful neighbor. Always a smile..."
- Gail Mason
"The McCubrey family have been great neighbors for some fourty years. We miss seeing the house lights..."
"Dear Ellen Scott, and Jimmy I have memories of our parents wonderful friendship that spanned many..."
- Roxanne marks
"Aunt Jean was a very special lady...my thoughts are with her family...."
- Susan Chetley Libby
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