Jean C. Maver, age 94

of Quincy

Jean C. Maver, age 94

Jean C. (Pearson) Maver, age 94, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Thursday, January 18, 2024 at South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of her loving family.

Jean was born in Quincy to the late Harold F. and Margaret S. (Mathieson) Pearson. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, as Valedictorian for the Class of 1946.

She was employed as a teacher’s aide with the Quincy Public Schools for twenty years, retiring in 1991.

Jean was a woman of great faith and a lifelong, active member of First Presbyterian Church in Quincy where she and her family made many lasting friendships. She proudly served as a deacon, a member of the Women’s Fellowship group, the JOY Group, a Sunday school teacher, and a longtime choir member for over sixty years.

Most of all, Jean enjoyed spending time with family and friends and being the host of numerous holiday parties and gatherings for just any occasion.

Beloved wife of the late William H. Maver.

Devoted mother of James C. Maver and his wife Eileen, and Carol J. Maver, all of Quincy. Loving grandmother of Jay and Ryan Maver, both of Quincy, with whom she shared a special relationship. She is also survived by her stepson, William M. Maver and his wife Jean of Maynard, and their children, Keith, Brian, and Jenna.

Dear sister of the late Wallace H. Pearson. Jean is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, January 26, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at First Presbyterian Church, 270 Franklin Street, Quincy, on Saturday, January 27, at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Drew Hanson, Pastor, will officiate. Interment to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 270 Franklin Street, Quincy, MA 02169.


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  • I know this is a difficult time, but our thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve. Kelly and Steven lovering

  • Carol,

    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss! I know how special your mom was to you and your family.

    Sending love,


  • I can honestly say the Mrs. Maver was the most charming and delightful person I have ever known. I had the joy of always having her be a part of my life, but I will particularly remember my stay with Carol and Mrs. Maver in 2019. We had a fabulous time talking, laughing, and spending time together. I was blessed to have her in my life for 34 years, and will mourn her for many years to come. My love and condolences to Carol, Jim, Eileen, Jay, and Ryan.

  • I have never met a woman who was more loved than Mrs. Maver. She always found a reason to befriend and form a relationship with every person she came across, be it a student at the Vocational Technical School or someone from her church, which meant so very much to her. As kind and loving as she was, Mrs. Maver was always the first one to laugh aloud at the many silly episodes as part of daily life, and always seemed far younger than her years.

    Mrs. Maver always treasured her family, spending time with her children and grandchildren each week, and loving every moment of it. One of her favorite activities was choosing winning sports teams, whether it was Basketball’s March Madness or Baseball’s October Playoffs. She was remarkably lucky (or very, very good), and won a good percentage of the time — and she enjoyed every second of her win! When I last saw her in October, she regaled me with a story of winning such a family game, and giggled that she looked at the $50 prize every morning, and that it made her smile.

    I could spend many hours writing anecdotes about my relationship with Mrs. Maver, and how very special she made me feel, although I was nothing more than a friend to her daughter. Yet everyone I know who knew Mrs. Maver felt the same way I do, that she made us feel very special and cared for.

    Even though she has left us to join her beloved husband Bill at age 94, she didn’t live nearly long enough. We will all miss her very, very much.

  • As a pal of young Bill, I spent many days in the Maver household and always felt at home. Many of those times were in Bill’s new upstairs bedroom (making room for Jim and Carol on the main floor), in the basement playing ping pong, or in the yard playing football until we were called home for dinner. 94 years is a great run. May we all aspire to that. And may we all aspire to laugh and smile like Jean did.

  • Such a wonderful person! Such wonderful memories of her and Bill!! Think of the wonderful times and that will give you peace!

    The McLarnon Famil

  • My condolences the family. She was a loving person, like her mom, and my Aunt Margie who often visited my home as a child in North Quincy. Jean and I reconnected many years later and found a wonderful project that delighted each of us…..our Family Ancestry. She was a special spirit and will always be rememberd.