CENTERVILLE - Mary Jeanette (Laforet) Lothrop, one month shy of her 95th birthday, passed away peacefully January 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Jeannie was born and raised in East Boston. After graduating from East Boston High School she enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, looking for a new way of life and in support of the war effort. She served our country proudly during World War II. She was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1945. Most importantly, it was during this time of her military service, that she met and married her beloved husband of 70 years, Paul Bowen Lothrop.

After their discharge from the service, Paul and Jeannie moved to Weymouth in 1947, where they lovingly raised their family, and formed life-long bonds of friendship with four other couples, the Fuciles, Hopkins, Fortunas, and Sullivans. After retiring they moved to Centerville, and subsequently to Royal Palm Beach, FL. Following the passing of her husband, Jeannie returned to Cape Cod.

Jeannie was known for her great love of family and friends, her kindness and compassion to all, her strength and most of all her gratitude for all things and love of her life. She would always say, "I love my life!" She was like, "another mother" to so many people who called her "Nina", and turned to her for support and her words of wisdom. There were no unkind words in her vocabulary.

Jeannie is survived by her loving children, Karen Marie Lothrop of Yarmouthport, Robert Lothrop of Harwich, Mary-Lee Baker of Port St. Lucie FL, and Richard Lothrop of Boynton Beach, FL. In addition to her husband, she was pre-deceased by two sons Paul and James Lothrop. Her pride and joy, were her daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, all of whom gave such love and care to her in her final days.

Jeannie's family wishes to thank the staff at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehab for their wonderful care.

A Memorial Mass, to celebrate her life, will be held at Our Lady Of Victory Church in Centerville to be announced at a future date. She will then be buried, with her husband, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. "YOU BETCHA!!"