Mary Jane (Jean) LaRocque died March 3, 2019. A native of Lee, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William J. O’Malley and the wife of Robert B. LaRocque.
Jean attended Lee, Massachusetts schools, graduated from Elms College and received a Master’s Degree from North Adams State College. She taught schools in Mill River and Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and also in Rumford, Maine where she and her family resided for 25 years. They moved to Kennebunk, Maine after having a home at Goose Rocks Beach for a number of years. She later moved to Kennebunkport before most recently to Atria in Kennebunk.
Jean leaves a son, Robert J. LaRocque of Westminster, Colorado and a daughter, Deidre Spang and her husband, Philip J. Spang III, of Kennebunkport, Maine. She leaves 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Patricia O’Malley of Mount Laurel, New Jersey and many nieces and nephews.
Her brother, Dr. John O’Malley and husband, Robert B. LaRocque predeceased her.
She attended and was an active participant at St. Athanasius Church in Rumford and St. Martha’s Church in Kennebunk.
Her theme in life - “Do Small Things with Great Love”
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11 am at Holy Spirit Parish, St. Martha’s Church, 30 Portland Road, Kennebunk with Rev. Father Fred Morse. Interment will take place this spring at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.