Born on May, 9, 1936 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Jean Marie was the daughter of HM and Frances (Foley) McCarthy. At the age of 5, her family moved to Minneapolis from Nebraska. Attending Catholic grade school, Jean later graduated from The Academy of Holy Angels in Minneapolis and went on to further her education at the University of Minnesota.
A love for the Minnesota Gophers, Jean enjoyed attending their games, even if it meant taking the train. A cold and windy day, traveling to Madison, WI, she met a special young man named, Theodore Perrier. Striking up a conversation, they retired to a local saloon and from there, the rest is history. On August 6, 1966 in Minneapolis, MN, Jean and Ted exchanged wedding vows. They were blessed with three beautiful children, Michael, Scott and Michelle.
Raising the family mostly in Minneapolis, Jean and Ted did live in Connecticut for a few years, before returning to Minnesota. She took great pride in raising her family to have strong values and morals. All throughout her life, Jean was committed and very focused on her husband, children and later grandchildren. As the children grew up, she worked for and spent most of her years at Jet-Eze Corp.
Starting at a very young age, Jean loved and excelled at golf, with winning many tournaments along the way. Being in good shape, she was able to enjoy tending to her plants and gardening. But her true passion in life was being a grandma. Jean was so proud of her grandchildren and relished spending time with them.
A loving and gentle wife, mother and awesome grandma, she will be sadly missed by her adoring family and friends. At the age of 75 and a resident of Prior Lake, Jean passed away unexpectedly the early evening of Monday, October 17, 2011 at her home.
Forever loved, Jean will be deeply missed by husband of 45 years, Ted; sons, Michael (Kathy Jones) Perrier of San Marcos, CA, Scott (Aimee) Perrier of Champlin; daughter, Michelle (Scott) Brambilla of Farmington; grandchildren, Jake Cruickshank, Taylor Perrier, Chase Brambilla; sister-in-law, Judy Boss of Deephaven; other loving relatives and dear friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, HM and Fran; and brother, James McCarthy.
Pall bearers will be Michael Perrier, Scott Perrier, Jake Cruickshank, Arnie Kraft, Mike Deeg, and Al Howie.
The visitation will be on Sunday, October 23 from 4-7 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake and also one hour prior to the mass at church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, October 24 at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Michael 16311 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake. Jean will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.Print Obituary & Condolences