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Obituary: Jean Claire King

Former Bayside, NY resident Jean Claire King, 82, died June 27, 2009 at North Shore Extended Care Unit in Manhasset.

Jean Claire Lappin was born July 30, 1926, in Elmhurst, NY to Catherine and Thomas Lappin.

She graduated from Newtown High School in Elmhurst, NY and soon after married Joseph Charles King (Charlie) on May 22, 1948 at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church. Mr. and Mrs. King went on to have five children. Jean was a homemaker and started raising her family in Bayside, NY before moving to Manhasset. Once her children were full-grown, she entered the workforce as an administrator in admitting at North Shore University Hospital where she was employed for 25 years prior to her retirement in 1996.

In retirement, Jean enjoyed visiting family in Aurora, CO, spending summers on the North Fork in Southold, NY, as well as watching baseball and playing Scrabble.

Her family writes: “She left this life the same way she lived it, with courage, grace and dignity and in the peaceful presence of Our Lord.”

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia King of Greenport, NY, daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Bob Kaltenbach of Aurora, CO, daughter Tara King of Manhasset and son, David King of Bayside; grandchildren, Bridget (and John Michener) and two great-grandchildren, Colin Thomas and Gavin Smith of Plymouth Meeting, PA and Megan and Katelyn Kaltenbach of Aurora, CO.

Jean King was preceded in death by her ex-husband Charlie King and her son Thomas King.

A Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Manhasset on Friday, July 10 at 11:15 a.m., followed by the burial at Cemetery of Holy Rood in Westbury. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Jean King to the North Shore Extended Care Unit: 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030.