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Mrs. Jean E. (Furr) Swan
February 21, 2021


Mrs. Jean E. (Furr) Swan, a longtime resident of Medford and beloved wife of the late Albert N. Swan, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021. She was 94 years old.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on January 15, 1927, she was the beloved daughter of the late Leon and Iva (Talbot) Furr. Mrs. Swan was retired from the Assessors Office in Medford after 23 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, especially cruises with family, gardening, sewing and knitting. She was a longtime member of the Junior Matrons Club, was Treasurer and then President of the Medford Women’s Club, volunteered at the Medford Senior Center assisting elders with tax preparation and was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Medford.

Jean is survived by her loving children; Jennifer L. Parham of Austell, Georgia, Jeanette M. and her husband, Stephen Douglas of Medford, Michele L. Allen of Woburn, Pamela “Jody” and her husband, Mark Kloongian of Medford. She is also survived by her siblings, Esther Ellis of Peabody, Dawn Lewis of Revere, Leon Furr and his wife, Perla of S. Natick and Ronald Furr and his wife Jill of Massachusetts. Jean has 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She also has two stepsons, Al Swan, Jr of Connecticut and Mark Swan of Florida. She will be dearly missed.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, services will be held at a later date. For additional information, please visit


Dear Family and Friends,

Mom passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021. It was bittersweet for us because on the one hand, she had suffered too long with chronic pain from severe arthritis and degenerative joint disease...and on the other hand, letting her go meant a loss for us we were never going to be ready for.

Mom’s wishes were for a church service with all of you in attendance, including a viewing, prayer service and a celebration of life with all the fixings, trimmings and reminiscences. However, as we are all poignantly aware, it is unsafe to gather like that right now.

Our plan is to honor Mom in the near future in the way she had hoped. We WILL have a grand memorial service later this year at a date yet to be named. All of you will be invited to attend.

In the meantime, please be happy because Mom is at peace with the Father. Pray for us who mourn and miss her, that we feel His peace as well.

If you would like to do something in her memory, Mom had asked that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, West Medford Community Center or Care Dimensions Hospice Care and Support Services.

Thank you for your prayers, condolences, support and expressions of love during this time. We are truly grateful.


Jennifer, Jeanette, Michele and Jody

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Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home
29 Governors Avenue
Medford, MA 02155