Tribute to Grandma

16 Mar

On Saturday March 5, 2016 this world lost an incredible woman.  Jeannette was born on December 6, 1925 in Taunton, Massachusetts to Charles and Mary (McAloon) Seekell.  She was the oldest of two children.  Her brother being Charles Albert Seekell, Jr.

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Jeannette Seekell Toddler






Jeannette was educated in Taunton Schools and graduated from Taunton High School in 1943. 1943_0035






On February 13, 1945 Jeannette married Robert Murphy.Robert and Jeannette were married for 50 years before he passed in 1995. Together they had four children, Jeanne, Maureen, Robert, and Ronald; 5 Grandchildren, and 11 Great Grandchildren who were all fortunate enough to know their Great Grandmother.



Robert and Jeannette 1990s






Jeannette worked for New England Telephone and when she retired her and Robert spent winters in North Fort Myers until 1992 when they made it their permanent home. She was a member of the Telephone Company Pioneers and the New England club of Fort Myers. She enjoyed going on cruises, the theater, movies and dining out with her friends and family.

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Jeannette was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and Friend.  She will be remembered as a strong, independent, joyful, caring, and loving woman.


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Posted by on March 16, 2016 in Tributes


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2 responses to “Tribute to Grandma

  1. Jacquelyn Murphy Arieta

    March 17, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Wonderful, Jessica! Aunt Jeannette was a woman ahead of her time–strong, independent, bright, and with an infectious laugh. She will be missed.

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  2. cvanstudio5

    March 17, 2016 at 2:54 am

    You are amazing Jessica!! This is such a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman. Loved Aunt Jeannette as one of the strongest women in our family in that generation. She was intelligent, nonjudgmental and a very fair and caring person. Someone I’ve always admired as an example of the woman I hoped to become as I was growing up.

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