Claude R. Jean Retired Littleton, MA High School Principal


5802a JeanClaude R. Jean, 85, of Nashua, NH formerly of Littleton, MA died Tuesday May 31, 2016 at the home of his daughter after a long illness.

He was married to the late Mary English Jean who died December 3, 2007.

Born in Nashua, NH on Sept. 26, 1930, he was a twin son of the late Thomas and Elise Jean. He was raised in Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School with the class of 1948. He was a star football player and played in a bowl game.

During the Korean War, he served in the US Navy from 1949 to 1952.

After the Navy, he earned his Bachelor in Education at UNH graduating in 1956. He taught in Bethpage, NY while also going to Hofstra University to earn his Masters degree in school administration. He first became a Principal in Pittsfield, NH, Easthampton, MA and finally in Littleton, MA before retiring.

He enjoyed time in Florida, managing money and being with his grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

He was a communicant of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Nashua, NH.

He is survived by his daughter, Margaret “Peg” Badger and her husband, Donald of Nashua, NH; daughter in-law, Patricia (Kilpatrick) Jean of Nashua; two brothers, Gerard “Jerry” Jean of Hudson, NH and Rev. Sylvio Jean CSC Of Montreal, Canada; two Sister in-laws, Lucille Jean of Hollis, NH and Peg English of Springfield, MA; three grandchildren, Colleen Rice and her husband, Dan, Kelly Burton and her husband, Rick, and Erin Jean all of Nashua; Granddaughter in-law, Aimee Badger of Merrimack, NH; ten great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased his son, Michael Jean, his grandson, Donald Badger Jr; three brothers, Robert Jean, Lionel Jean, Rev Romeo Jean CSC; two sisters, Rita Jean and his twin Claudette Jean.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph the Worker Church 777 West Hollis St. Nashua, NH. Cremation at Merrimack Crematory. Burial will be in St.Louis Cemetery, Nashua. For those that wish Contributions in his memory may be made to the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Assn, P.O. Box 270341, Milwaukee, WI 53227.


June 6, 2016
10:00 AM
St. Joseph Church 777 West Hollis St. Nashua, NH 03062
  1. Diane Dubiel Orehek says:

    He was my principal, and felt like a friend. I can still picture exactly the walk down the ramp to admin offices. I don’t know you, but send along late condolence…all the best.

  2. Carolyn Beaudet Boucher says:

    Although I did not visit that much with Claude, I was a frequent visitor at my Aunt Elise’s home. I knew and treasured my Aunt and Uncle as well as my cousins. I know that he was loved and will be missed. He was a great person and even better cousin. My sincere condolences. May Our Lord bless and keep the family in the palm of His hand.

  3. Paul and Mimi Fitzpatrick says:

    A wounderful person Claude Jean was, and an exceptional Principle for the High School in the town of Littleton Mass. We were blessed knowing him and he will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

  4. Elizabeth (Biggs) Leonard says:

    Peggy, I am sorry to hear the sad news. Your father gave me my first teaching job. I will always appreciate the confidence he showed me then and throughout the time we worked together.

  5. Elizabeth (Biggs) Leonard says:

    I am sorry to hear the sad news. Peggy, your father provided me with my first teaching job. I always appreciated the confidence he showed in me then and throughout our years of working together.

  6. Susan Edgett says:

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to you Peg and your family. He was a lovely man who positively affected so many of us proud graduates of LHS. Susan

  7. Douglas Bowker says:

    “A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell when his influence stops”

    My heart broke today when I heard of the passing of Mr. Jean. To his family, I offer my sincere condolances. Mr. Jean made you believe that you were important and gave you the confidence everyday to believe in yourself. He had a passion for the students that shined brightly and made you want to be the best student you could be. While I mourn the loss of a great man, I feel blessed that he was a part of my life. God Bless.

    Douglas Bowker

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