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Jean J. McDonald, RPN, age 88, of Newark, DE, formerly of Bronx, NY, died on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Parkview Nursing Center in Wilmington, DE.

Jean received her education and training as a Registered Professional Nurse at New York Hospital (Cert.: Hemodialysis Technician, 1970, Cert.: Surgical Technician, 1972), Bronx Community College (AAS: Nursing, 1975), and Mercy College (BS: Gerontology & Behavioral Science, 1982). She enjoyed a lengthy successful nursing career with various hospitals, most notably New York Hospital (NY, NY), St. Joseph's Medical Center (Yonkers, NY), and Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY) from which she retired.

Upon retiring, Jean enjoyed teaching the next generation of nurses at Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center (NY, NY), and Big Apple Training. Inc. (Bronx, NY). Many of her former students continue to praise her as a blessing to both them and their career. When she wasn't laboring as an angel of mercy Jean loved being with family and friends, being a grand-mother, and travelling.

She is preceded in death by her former spouses, Victor R. McDonald (2008) and James Scantlebury.

She is survived by her children, Veronica Blevins (McDonald) - PA, Roy McDonald – DE; five grand-children; one great grand-daughter; and two brothers, Benjamin Thorpe (Ruby) – OH, and Edward Thorpe (Violet) – NJ; several nieces, nephews and many cherished friends. Mom will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 1 PM at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Hwy., Newark, DE 19702. Friends and family may visit at 12 Noon for the visitation hour at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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