Jean Marie Daniels - Friday, July 21, 2017

Ticonderoga. Jean Marie Daniels of Jacksonville, FL and formerly of Ticonderoga, died April 17, 2017 at the McGraw Hospice Center, Jacksonville FL, her husband of 53 years, holding her hand. Jean was born January 20, 1939 to Lemund and Ella McKeown of Ticonderoga. She grew up in Ticonderoga, NY and graduated from Ticonderoga High School in 1956. She attended The Church of the Cross. She worked at the A&P downtown for several years where she met her husband. She married Edward Daniels, a U.S. Navy petty officer in 1963 at the Episcopal Church, St Peters by the Sea in North Charleston, SC. Jean became the consummate navy wife for the next twenty years while raising two sons. She worked in Navy Exchanges from Guam to Spain. In 1983, Ed retired from the navy and they moved to Tampa FL. From 1984 to 1997, Jean managed a women’s fashion clothing store. During this period Jean received four Summit Awards as one of the company’s top managers. Upon her retirement she volunteered at the emergency operations center in Tampa. In 2005, Jean and Ed retired to Jacksonville FL. Jean loved lighthouses and traveled the coasts to visit them. Jean also took up golf after retirement and was proud of her hole-in-one at the Chi-Chi Rodriguez short course in Clearwater, FL. Jean is survived by her husband Edward; son, Edward Jr. and daughter in law, Kristen of Palm Coast, FL; and son, Joseph and daughter in law, Sally of Orange Park, FL; grandchildren, Sara, Mackenzie and Edward III; brothers, Thomas McKeown of Bern, NY and James McKeown of Lake Worth, FL; sisters Fredericka McCurdy of Voorheesville, NY, Linda Matyas of Jacksonville, FL, Jacqueline Wright, of Schroon Lake, NY and Barbara Kennon of Ticonderoga, NY. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Lemund and Bernice McKeown; brothers, Lemund Jr. and F. Michael; and sisters, Sue Revard, Bernice LaDuke, Jane Lynch, Patricia Mulligan, and Rebecca Sayers. A Memorial Mass will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Episcopal Church of the Cross of Ticonderoga. Interment will follow at the family plot of the Valley View Cemetery of Ticonderoga. Following the Services, a reception will take place at the Episcopal Church of the Cross Fellowship Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga. To offer online condolences, please visit

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