Jean Kittredge, 89

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 5:45pm

Jean Hedin Kittredge was a resident of Block Island until, in recent years, illness required that she be off-island. She shared a loving partnership with islander George Mellor.

Jean was born in Cambridge, Mass., moved to Belmont, attended Belmont schools, and graduated from Smith College.

She married Robert Leaman Kittredge, Jr., a marriage that thrived until his untimely death in 2002. Jean was an avid gardener, sailing enthusiast, skier, civic activist, and world traveler. She was a fearless flyer (with George), and a fearless driver (with a fearful George).

Jean was predeceased by her daughter, Alison; survived by daughters Karen and Jennifer, son Robert Leaman III, their spouses and multiple grandchildren.

Jean will continue to live in the hearts of many.