Jean E. Kareores of Tyngsboro


Jean E. (Melanson) Kareores of Tyngsboro, MA died Friday, August 17, 2018 at Windgate at Belvidere in Lowell.
She was married to the late Louis Kareores, who died on March 18, 1992.
Born in Brookfield, NH, she was the daughter of the late Carroll and Hazel Melanson. Jean graduated from Manchester Central High School in Manchester, NH with the class of 1943. She attended Keene College and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Home Economics.
She worked as a Civilian Financial Specialist at Hanscom USAF Base retiring in 1993.
Jean was a communicant of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox in Lowell. She was a member of the Philoptochos Society and the Tyngsboro Friends of the Council of Aging.
She enjoyed quilting, knitting, cooking and reading.
She is survived by her son Dr. Christopher Kareores MD and his wife, Esperanza Sierra of Westford, MA; a sister-in-law, Virginia Melanson of Paramus, NJ; a brother-in-law, Richard Rosswaag of Lyndeborough, NH; two grandchildren, Catherine and Michael Kareores of Haverhill, MA and dear friends, Paul and Constance Thomas of Meredith, NH. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Linda Gravel, sister of the late Carroll and Lawrence Melanson, the late Gloria Kania and the late Margaret Rosswaag and sister-in-law of the late Stanley Kania.

Visiting hours Mon. 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral Tues. at 11am at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in her name to the Friends of the Tyngsboro Counseling on Aging, PO Box 415. Tyngsboro, MA 01879 or the Transfiguration Philoptochos Scholarship Fund, 25 Fr. Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


August 20, 2018
3 - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


August 21, 2018
11 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. John Kareores says:

    Chris and Family,

    I just heard about the passing of your Mother – may she Rest In Peace and be forever united to with her beloved husband and your Dad Louie.

    John Kareores

  2. Katherine McGondel-Desmarais says:

    Dr. “K” and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. -Sending our love. -Your Friends at the WH Wound Care Center.

  3. Carol Kezel says:

    Prayers and thoughts from one of her “Jersey Girls”. Aunt Jean was one of a kind. I used to love to come up and see her she was always such a lot of fun with a wicked sense of humor! She was so thoughtful and generous, I’ll never forget when she worked at Hanscomb AFB and I worked at McGuire AFB she helped me call my then boyfriend Joe who was stationed temporarily in Newfoundland….I’ll never forget when she gave me a special wedding shower for all my relatives in New England…what a surprise!! She loved when my son and I would come up to see her at her little house by the lake…loved when Stephen would run out to fish when he first got there. She was always full of stories and was always interested in what we were doing. She made the BEST baklava EVER!!!! I was so proud to be your niece. I will miss you!!! Your Jersey Girl, Carol

  4. Connie Thomas says:

    Dear Chris and Esperanza: Paul and I were so very sorry to hear about dear Jean. We have been friends for over fifty years. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Paul and Connie Thomas

  5. Glenn T Melanson says:

    Dear Chris,
    I am so sorry at the passing of your mom, Aunt Jean, the Matriarch of the Melanson family. She was always so kind, so quick witted and so opinionated. I will miss her laugh, sage advise and the Pro-Republican emails she would send me. Your mom always gladly opened her home to our family. She was always so well read and up to date on current affairs, and was always so proud of her service to our country in the Air Force. She was especially proud of you. I am sorry I will be unable to attend her services, as I am taking care of my wife. Love to you. your children and beautiful bride.

    Your Cousin Glenn

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