Miss Chelsea of 1952
Jeanne L. (Larcome) Herman, loving wife of Edward Herman, died July 18 at Lafayette Nursing Home, Marblehead. She was 79 years old.
Born in Chelsea on August 10, 1934, the daughter of the late Thomas and Lucille Larcome, Jeanne attended Chelsea High School and was well known for both her stunning beauty as well as her humble and kind nature.
In 1952 she was voted Miss Chelsea. In 1953 Jeanne met the one love of her life, Edward Herman. After their marriage, they traveled to London briefly and began their family of five children. She was a dedicated mother, wife and homemaker. Her passion was cooking, baking, and hosting dinner parties, especially during the Holidays.
Jeanne worked in and supported their family business for many years. She was also briefly employed by the Polaroid Company. She was a spirited, creative woman who had an appreciation for beauty, the arts, writing and politics. Animals and children held a special place in her heart.
She was an avid supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the MSPCA, and the Humane Society. Throughout her life, Jeanne’s heart was open to all, whether close or far. She often was selfless during times when called upon for her help and support from others. She will be sadly missed, however, joyfully remembered by all who were blessed to have been touched by her life.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Larcome. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Edward Herman; five children: Barbara Herman of West Hartford, CT, Edward Herman, Jr. of Gloucester, Thomas Herman of Portsmouth, NH, Robert Herman and his wife, Stacey of Pembroke, her devoted son John Herman and his wife, Penelope of Marblehead, and devoted caregiver and daughter-in-law Michelle D’Avolio of Tewksbury. She was “Nana Jeanne” to nine wonderful grandchildren, the eldest of which is dearest, devoted Leila Fuleihan of New York. She also leaves one great-granddaughter.A Memorial Service will be held privately, with arrangements by the Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead. For online guestbook and condolences, please visit www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com. Donations in her honor welcomed to St. Jude, MSPCA or the Humane Society of MA.