Jerome R. Deane, 86, also known as “Dick, Benny or Jerry”, of W. Wareham, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his home.
Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Jerome W. and Frances (Long) Deane. Mr. Deane was a Korean War veteran and served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954.
Mr. Deane was the former owner of The Flower Cart in Middleboro. He then was Supervisor of Housekeeping at Tabor Academy in Marion for 20 years, then served as chapel attendant until his retirement in June 2017.
He was a member of the Marion Grange Hall, and member of the former North Marion United Methodist Church. Mr. Deane enjoyed gardening and flowers, and was proud to have his home in Wareham included in the Marion Garden Club house tour.
He is survived by his daughter, Jerolyn Deslauriers of Shrewsbury; his sister, Jane Ladner of Marion; his grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, and Amy Deslauriers; and his great grandchildren, Haley and Jack Deslauriers.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street, Marion at 11 AM.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Mass. Humane Society, 445 North Franklin Street, Holbrook, MA 02343. Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com