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Jean Alberta (Ford) RHOADES
April 13, 2021


Jean Alberta Rhoades, 78, of Lexington Park, MD. formerly of Winthrop passed away peacefully on April 13, 2021 in Leonardtown, MD.

Born in Winthrop MA, she was the beloved daughter of the late Ralph and Augusta (Smith) Ford. Jean was a 1962 graduate of Winthrop High School. She obtained her Home Health Aid certification and dedicated her life to the care of others. Prior to her retirement, Jean was employed by Asbury Assisted Living Retirement Community in Solomons, MD for 21 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Jean was a dedicated Mother who completely cherished every moment with her immediate and extended family. She also valued all of her friendships to which she formed throughout her life. She enjoyed Bingo, Crocheting, Lighthouses, Crabbing, the beach, swimming, cooking Lasagna or eating Lobster /Scallops/Clams. She loved watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, Victory Woods, deer and birds with her friends from her “treehouse”, and Breton Bay sunsets with family.

You will be forever with us MOM!

Jean is survived by her son, Timothy R. Mercier and daughter in law Carey E. Mercier of Leonardtown, MD; her grandchildren, Ryan Mercier of Accokeek, MD, Lindsay Mercier of Sutton, MA, Marissa Mercier of Port Tobacco, MD, and Brendan Mercier of California, MD; her great grandchild, Korie O’Brien; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her son, Steven E. Mercier and her sisters: Norma Kelly, Alice Waldrop, and Peggy Boudreau.

A Graveside Service will be held by Father Walter Connelly of St. John’s Episcopal Church on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Winthrop Cemetery in Winthrop, MA.

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Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home
210 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152