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Ross, Jeannette A.

Jeannette A. (Fillmore) Ross, a resident of Norwood, died on October 9 with her family by her side.  She was 92. Jeannette was born in New Brunswick, Canada to the late Leslie and Gertrude (Hicks) Fillmore.  She married young to the late David A. Ross, Sr.  Together they raised their 3 children.  Mr. Ross was a career Navy Master Chief Petty Officer and at the onset of World War II, he went overseas and Mrs. Ross went to work for Bendix in Norwood to support the war effort.  When it was over, the family moved to Hawaii so her husband could continue his submarine service.  In 1953 the family moved back to Norwood.  She then began working at the Wrentham State School as a switchboard operator and was there for 20 years.  Her husband retired in 1972 and they decided in 1974 to return to Hawaii.  She then became a real estate broker.  The couple  referred to their home in Hawaii as “their paradise”. “It was the Pacific Ocean in the front yard and the mountains in the back yard”. They were very active with the Sub Vets of WWII.  Mr. Ross was a Mason with Norwood Orient Lodge AF& AM and in Hawaii, Aloha Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. and the Lions Club.  Mrs. Ross attended all the activities with her husband.  Mr. Ross died in 1996 and she then moved back to Norwood in 2000.  She led a very active life. Her home and family were her greatest joy.  On her 80th birthday in 1998, the family celebrated with her in Hawaii.  She went out and purchased a brand new Mercedes for herself.  When she celebrated her 90th birthday, it was with family and lobsters at Legal Seafood.  Mrs. Ross is survived by her son, David A. Jr. of Norwood and her daughters, Faye Dalton  and her husband  Robert also of Norwood and Marjorie Nado and her husband Francis of E. Walpole.  She was the sister of Dorothy Angus of Concord, NH.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 10AM at the First Baptist Church of Norwood, 71 Bond St., Norwood, MA.  Visiting hours on Tuesday ,Oct. 12 from 4 to 8P M at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols St., Norwood. In  lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Ste. 3400, Woburn, MA  01801.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Maggie Leccese
    October 11th, 2010 | 11:09 pm

    Dear Faye & family, I am so sorry to hear about your lost!
    Faye your mom was a great lady, and you are a wonderful daughter!Faye if you need anything I am here for you.

    love, Maggie

  2. Jim McMahon
    October 12th, 2010 | 11:03 am

    Dear Dave and family,

    I am sorry for your loss. Having never met your Mother, I can only imagine what she was like. The obituary really helped me to see what a great person she was. Your mom had a rich full life as I know yours is.


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