Julie McLean | Obituary | The Daily News of Newburyport

June 20, 1968 ――――
June 28, 2022


Cannan –Julie Ann McLean, 54, passed away peacefully following a long courageous battle with multiple health conditions, with her loving and devoted husband, Mark by her side at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, ME.
Born in Amesbury, she resided in Canaan, ME, with her surviving husband, Mark McLean. She was the daughter of her predeceased father in 1998, William A. Theberge, and her surviving mother, Leonore Barrett of Eliot, ME. She is also survived by her siblings, Mark Theberge and his wife, Alison of Kingston, NH, William Theberge and his wife, Kim of North Waterboro, ME, Diana Theberge, and her fiancée Emily of Kittery, ME; children, Joseph Burke of Newington, NH , Melinda Barsby and her husband Peter of Portland, ME, Michael Turner and his wife Alison of Ossipee, NH; grandchildren, Juniper Barsby, Gabriel Chisholm, Miles Turner; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Julie’s biggest love was spending time with her husband and grandchildren, they were the sparkle in her eye that brought fullness in her heart. Family was important to Julie; she was excited to learn recently of the upcoming arrival of her new grandchild.
She was a loving and dedicated wife, and happy to have found the love of her life, Mark. As she once put it, “She was rich in love.”
She loved spending time with her “mamma” and took opportunities to visit as often as she could.
Her pastimes often included the outdoors. She enjoyed basking in the sun at Seabrook beach, always followed by a slice of beach pizza. In her free time, she enjoyed camping along the Saco River or fishing along the banks. She had a strong love for Her fondness for animals led to having several pets over her lifetime, they provided her much comfort and joy, especially during her illnesses. She enjoyed. She was always up for a good game of cribbage or thirty-one, her love for card games stemmed from family holiday traditions where her family would. gather together and play cards.
Her faith was strong, she was an active member of the State Line Baptist church. She loved her “church family” and was eternally grateful for Pastor Barnes and his wife, Teresa.
Though she was small in stature, her spirit was strong, and her heart was big, fiercely loyal, and protective. She always took the time to say thank you, it was not unusual to receive a handwritten thank you from Julie by mail.
She will remain in our hearts forever.
Private services will be held.
Arrangements are by the EV Jutras & Sons Funeral Home in Amesbury.

Published on July 4, 2022

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