Jean Caldwell Obituary: A Remarkable Life Remembered

Jean Marie Caldwell’s life, marked by strength, grace, and devotion, came to a peaceful conclusion on December 5, 2018, at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn. At 84, Jean’s passing leaves a legacy of love and inspiration. This obituary aims to honor her life and the profound impact she made on her family and community.

Summary Table

Full NameJean Marie Caldwell
Date of BirthDecember 20, 1933
Date of PassingDecember 5, 2018
Age at Passing84 years
Survived byChildren, grandchildren, great-grandchildren
EducationSt. Peter’s Catholic School, Catholic Central
CareerGeneral Electric, NYS Dept. of Tax and Finance
Key CharacteristicsStrength, grace, devotion to family
Funeral ServiceDecember 10, 2018, at Our Lady of Assumption Church

Early Life and Education

Jean Caldwell’s journey began in Troy, New York, on December 20, 1933, born to John and Mabel Murphy. Her early education at St. Peter’s Catholic School and Catholic Central, graduating in 1951, set the foundation for her life’s path.

Career and Motherhood

Jean’s career began at General Electric in Schenectady, but her true calling was motherhood. Raising five children with love and care, she embodied the role of a devoted mother. Later in life, Jean rejoined the workforce at the New York State Department of Tax and Finance, retiring after years of dedicated service.

Family: The Heart of Jean’s Life

Jean is lovingly remembered by her children: Kevin J. Caldwell, Michael J. (Dawn) Caldwell, Timothy J. (Susan) Caldwell, Kathleen M. (Frederick) McGraw, and Maureen A. (Keith) Kostanoski. Her legacy also shines through her 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who were the highlights of her life.

Perseverance Through Loss

Jean’s life was touched by the loss of her beloved husband, George R. Caldwell, and her sister, Mary Mabel Murphy. Yet, her strength and grace continued to be the pillars of her family, guiding them through life’s challenges.

A Life of Service and Joy

Jean’s life was a testament to her commitment to her family and community. She found joy in the simplest of things and her love extended beyond her immediate family, touching everyone she met. Her warmth and generosity left an indelible mark on her community.

Final Farewell

Jean Caldwell’s funeral, a mass of Christian burial, was held on December 10, 2018, at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Latham. The interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, honoring her life and the love she shared.


Jean Caldwell’s life was a remarkable journey of love, resilience, and dedication. As we remember her, we are inspired by her unwavering commitment to her family and the grace with which she lived her life. Her memory will continue to guide and inspire us.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Gregory’s School are encouraged, reflecting Jean’s lifelong commitment to education and community service.