Chapel Hill – Ms. Jean Francine Chandler, 61, of Chapel Hill, died August 29, 2017.
Ms. Chandler was born in Lynn, MA to N. Francine Chandler and the late Douglas E. Chandler. She was educated in the Lynn public schools. Jean relocated to Chapel Hill in the early 1980’s, where she was employed as an Administrative Assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her employment started in the Department of Dentistry, and throughout her career worked in several departments.
Jean enjoyed many people she worked with and met throughout her career at UNC. She had a very warm and happy friendship with Christine and Don Lysle for over 25 years and loved watching their daughter, Kara, grow up. She also had wonderful and caring friendships with Christopher Meinecke and Karen Thompson. She doted on her dog, Kuma for 18 years and was active with local animal rescue organizations.
Ms. Chandler is survived by her mother, N. Francine Chandler of Lynn, MA; sister Betty Ann Chandler of Sandwich, MA; brothers, David B Chandler of Westford, MA; Ernest F Chandler and his partner, Lorna J Coscia, of Wakefield, MA; Paul D Chandler and his wife, Dr. Fran Rancourt, of Center Conway, NH; ten nieces and nephews; two grand nieces and nephews; and her close friends, Christine, Kara and Don Lysle, Christopher Meinecke, and Karen Thompson.
Jean’s family would like to thank Christine, Don, Kara, Christopher, Karen and all the medical, clergy and staff involved, for all their loving support and care of Jean during her illness.
A memorial service will be conducted at a time to be announced in Lynn, MA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jean’s name may be submitted to The Humane Society of the United States, Dept: Memorial Donations, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037, www.humanesociety.org.