Jeanne L. (Dumont) Parlee of Chelmsford, MA


Jeanne L. (Dumont) Parlee, 87, of Chelmsford died surrounded by her loving family at her home on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

She was married to Charles A. Parlee with whom she celebrated their 66 wedding anniversary on June 23, 2017.

Born in Brighton, MA she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Dumont. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Lowell with the class of 1948 and earned an Associate’s Degree from Lowell Commercial College.

Jeanne was a devoted homemaker to her husband, children and grandchildren. In her early years, she worked as a secretary for the Mohair Plush Mill Company.

She was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Chelmsford and St. John Church in Townsend and was an active member.

Jeanne was a member of the Chelmsford Garden Club, the Chelmsford Historical Society, the Ashby Historical Society and the Discalced Carmelite.

She generously supported EWTN, Presentation of Mary Academy of Hudson NH, the Covenant House and America Needs Fatima.

Jeanne was a partner of the J & C Management Company of Chelmsford. She was dedicated to restoring historical properties with her husband.

She enjoyed being a winter resident of Naples, FL.

Besides her husband she is survived by her daughters, Charlene Parlee of Chelmsford and Robyn and her husband, William Whitehouse of Chelmsford; brother-in-law, Henry Parlee of Chelmsford; sister-in-law, Irene Dumont of Dracut; grandchildren, Justin and his wife, Ashleigh Whitehouse, Adam Whitehouse, Travis Whitehouse, Blake Whitehouse and Jayden Parlee-Vines and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Paul Dumont and Emile Dumont.


Family and friends invited to the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, Chelmsford, MA 01863 at 10A.M. on Fri. Funeral Mass at 11A.M. at St. Mary Church, 25 North Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. Memorials may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME Chelmsford, MA 978-251-4041. Guestbook at



June 30, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Dolan Funeral Home, Chelmsford, MA


June 30, 2017
11:00 AM Mass
St. Mary's Church, Chelmsford, MA
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  2. Don Beers and Carol says:

    Dear Charlie and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We were fortunate to know her from Don’s work in
    Ashby and seeing you both at Cliff’s on Sunday mornings. Jeanne was a warm and loving lady,
    always interested in what others had to say. May your wonderful memories help sustain you
    through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sincerely, Don Beers and Carol

  3. Kathryn (Kay) Allen Stone says:

    My sincere sympathy to Charles Parlee on the recent death of his dear wife Jean. Kathryn (Kay) Allen Stone (Charleston, WV)

  4. Kathleen Stanick (GILL) says:

    With deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother/wife Jeanne. My dad, William Gill sends his regards as well to Charlie and the family. I remember going with my mom as a child to visit the house in Westford and then on to pick strawberries with Robin and Charlene. It’s been a long time for sure but the memories are always with me.

    Rest in Peace.

  5. Kelley Stott says:

    To Charlie, Robyn, Charlene, and all extended family and friends.

    I am deeply saddened for the loss of your loved one, Jeanne. My deepest condolences to the family and all who loved her. I helped take care of Jeanne in her last few months. It was both an honor and blessing getting to know her. We bonded pretty quickly. She was so patient and kind. Never complained. She was so easy to love. Seeing her smile or making her laugh brought so much joy to my heart. When I played religious music for her a calm and peacefulness came over her and you could see it all over her face and in her eyes. It brought tears to me eyes. We laughed together, cried together, sang together and had deep conversations together. Such a beautiful soul. She talked of Mother Mary quite often and I’m sure she’s up there with Mary with their arms open wide pouring down all their love to family and friends through this difficult time. God Bless

  6. Kristen S. says:

    I would like to offer my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear loved one, Jeanne. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God’s promise to soon “swallow up death forever…and wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8) God also promises of a time soon when ” no resident will say : I am sick.” (Isaiah 33:24) That is a wonderful time to look forward to! For more comforting thoughts please visit

  7. Janice Young says:

    Charlie, Charlene, Robyn and all the Parlee Family.

    My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all and offered for your intentions as you bear the loss of your beloved Jeanne. I’m sure the angels have carried her to paradise where the Lord Jesus welcomed her home to rest eternally. She was a faith-filled and loving person and I know she will be deeply missed by so many.

    Every Blessing in the Holy Spirit.

    Janice Young

  8. Rev. Paul Fohlin says:

    To Jeanne’s Family,
    Jeanne entered the Secular Order of the Discalced Carmelites over twenty years ago; and she made her final promises fifteen years ago. We are saddened at her passing but edified by her life and her faith. She has left us all a witness through her good life. May she rest in His Peace.
    Rev. Paul Fohlin, OCD spiritual assistant to the OCDS who meet in Hudson, NH.

  9. Pam Armstrong says:

    So sorry for your loss. Jeanne was a terrific lady. So charitable, kind and loving. She will be missed.
    My sincere condolences to Charlie, Charlene, Robyn and all the extended families.
    Deepest regards, Pam Armstrong

  10. Fred Spolidoro says:

    Dear Charlie and the entire Parlee Family,

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Jeanne’s passing. Mrs. Parlee was a wonderfully caring, and thoughtful woman. Jeanne was loved by all who were fortunate enough to have known her.
    Over the past 35 years we have developed a great relationship with the Parlee family. And, we will fondly remember all of the great conversations with Jeanne, and the warmth of her personality.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeanne, and your entire family during this difficult time.

    Sincerely and Respectfully,

    The Spolidoro Family

  11. Hank Hamelin says:

    Jeanne was a wonderful, caring woman. I know her as a customer and friend. I’ll always remember her condolences to me during my time of need two years ago.
    Rest in peace Jeanne.

    Hank Hamelin

  12. Joel Hasse says:

    To Charlie and the entire Parlee family our sincere thoughts and prayers.

    Joel Hasse & Family

  13. Stan and Pam Niemits says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Bob Lambert says:

    To the entire Parlee family,

    I am saddened to hear of your loss and my sincere condolences.

    Very Sincerely,
    Bob Lambert & Family

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