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First United Methodist Church

Jeanne L. Westcott

Jeanne L. Westcott, 71, a 23 year resident of Rye, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at her home.

She was born in Providence, RI on March 19, 1949 the daughter of the late Joseph and Anne Josephine (Starr) Dugan. Raised in Darien, Connecticut, she spent her summers on Block Island where she later met her husband, Steve Westcott. They were married in October of 1967 and spent over 52 years together before Steve passed away in January 2020. Their last trip together was to Block Island. Jeanne and Steve were re-united again on Valentine’s Day.

Jeanne will be remembered for her sense of humor and strong faith. She was witty, fun and had a huge heart. Her faith in God filled her with a love that overflowed to others. Throughout her life she gave from the heart in many ways; starting in her teens when she volunteered at a women’s half-way house; in the early years of their marriage Jeanne and Steve led Bible studies and Jeanne was a spiritual counselor and life coach for most of her life. Steve and Jeanne fostered cats and kittens for the SPCA and were active volunteers in their church. Jeanne loved to garden and was a member of the Garden Club for many decades.

In addition to her big heart, she was successful professionally as well. She was a real estate agent, a business consultant and ran her own business. She recently found great joy and success playing in the stock market.

Jeanne will be greatly missed by many friends, neighbors, and family. She was so grateful to everyone who supported and loved her over the years, especially during this past year as she grieved the loss of Steve and dealt with her own health challenges. She would want you to know that she is still with you, she loves you and will always walk beside you.

Surviving family members include her two daughters, Colleen Westcott of Hampton and Heather Westcott of Danvers, MA and three grandchildren, Jonathan Carrigan, Alyssa Tucker and Brayden Tucker.

We will celebrate Jeanne’s life on her birthday, March 19th, with an open house at her home in Rye. Please join us anytime between 2:00 and 5:00pm.