Jean Yeomans

Obituary of Jean M. Yeomans

Jean Marie (Mortell) Yeomans, 72, of Carver, MA, passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth on May 20, 2020, from complications related to COVID-19. Jean was born in Roxbury, the daughter of the late Mildred (Morgan) and her husband Armando Feno. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Peter M. Yeomans Sr.; her daughter Tammy L. Ryan-Callahan and her husband John of Carver; her daughter Jennifer Costello and her husband James of Weymouth; and her son Peter M. Yeomans Jr., and his wife Brenda of Cranston, RI. A loving sister, Jean will be dearly missed by her siblings: Sr. Elizabeth Mortell of New Orleans, LA; Thomas Mortell of Milton; Christina (Mortell) Roman and her husband George of Wellesley; James Mortell and his wife Marie of Quincy; Patricia (Mortell) Ferrera of Milton; Marie Mortell of South Boston; John Mortell and his wife Louise of Clearwater, FL; Stephen Mortell of St. Petersburg, FL; Robert Mortell and his partner Lizette Nucifora of Hull; She will also be forever-remembered by her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law Barbara Mortell, and brother-in-law Joseph Ferrera. Jean met Peter, the love of her life, at the young age of 15. They married three years later, just before he left to serve our country in the Vietnam War. Proud of his service and thrilled to have her Marine back safe, she made their home in South Boston where they raised their family. With her children grown, Jean turned to the slower pace of the South Shore, finally settling in Carver. A devoted and loving mother, Jean discovered her ultimate joy in her role as “Nanny” to her five grandsons: Aidan Ryan, Andrew Ryan, Jack Callahan, Nathaniel Yeomans and Anthony Yeomans. She doted on her “weasels,” never missing the chance to babysit when they were younger, and celebrating every accomplishment with the love and encouragement only a grandmother can provide. This big-heartedness extended to anyone she met. Strangers and lifetime friends alike were treated to her kindness and generosity. She truly lived to help others, and more than a few of her children’s friends took shelter under her roof over the years. Known for her feisty sense of humor and ready laugh, Jean will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Due to current circumstances, a celebration of life will be held at a later date to be determined. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
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