Resident of town for over 93 years, faithful member of First Baptist Church

Published in the September 7, 2017 edition

OBIT_Marjorie-Foye-Jeanes_webNORTH READING — Marjorie (Foye) Jeanes, 96, of North Reading, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the Sutton Hill Center in North Andover.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles H. Jeanes. Born in Reading on November 27, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Lillian (Foley) Foye. She attended North Reading Grammar School and was a graduate of Reading High School.

Marjorie was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church (Trinity Evangelical Church) of North Reading where she served in many ministries and for several years as the church secretary. She was also the bookkeeper for the family business, Jeanes Garage. She was a resident of North Reading for over 93 years.

Marjorie loved her family; she had a strong Christian faith, a great sense of humor and was a wonderful listener. She loved being with her family and was always active in her church, serving in many roles. Marjorie enjoyed New England sports, playing basketball in high school and she especially loved working on her yard and home.

Family members include her loving children, Carolyn L. Horton and her husband Bob of Newark, Delaware; Linda A. Joyce and her husband Tom of Methuen; David C. Jeanes and his wife Jerri of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; the late Paul A. Jeanes; Stephen H. Jeanes and his wife Debbie of Reedsville, Pennsylvania; and Joanne J. Kuniholm and her husband Jason of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren as well as several nephews and nieces.

Her memorial service will be held at the Trinity Evangelical Church, 105 Haverhill Street, North Reading on Saturday, September 9 at 1 p.m. Interment will be private in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.

Calling hours will be held at the church prior to the service from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Marjorie’s memory to: Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or Trinity Evangelical Church, 105 Haverhill Street, North Reading, MA 01864. For directions or online guestbook, visit