Winifred Jean Casparius

March 23, 1925 ‒ July 19, 2015

Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

Winifred Jean Casparius, age 90, of Tewksbury MA, passed away on July 19, 2015 at the Palm Center in Chelmsford, MA. She was born on March 23, 1925 in Delaware OH, the daughter of the late Lowell and Mary (Morris) Evans.

She attended Delaware schools and married Richard Casparius from Falmouth in 1946.She raised her family in Falmouth ME where she helped run the family egg business. In later years, she and her husband managed a Dairy Queen in Bridgton ME and a campground in Cape Hatteras. She was a retired clerk for JC Penney. Jean enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening and staying current with the news. She was an avid reader.

Jean was predeceased by her husband, Richard H P Casparius, her granddaughter, Jennifer Desrosiers, and three sisters, Lois Heath, Dottie Nelson and Betty Hoffman.

She is survived by two sisters, Ruth Ella Gibbons from Ohio and Fran Larime from AZ; five children: Leslie Jill and Robert Desrosiers from FL, Richard D Casparius from MA, Daniel and Kathy Casparius from ME, Henry Joseph and Barbara Casparius from MA and Andrew and Mae Casparius from AZ; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Time of Remembrance will be held at 77 Chandler Street in Tewksbury MA where she resided, from 12-­4 on Sunday, July 26, 2015.Arrangements were entrusted to the Snyder­Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed at

Donations may be made to the Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury MA 01876, attention: Mary.

  • Grammy Jean will always remain one of my favorite people. She was sweet, kind, and gentle but also as tough as they come. She gave me life advice that I will always carry and shared so much of her life and knowledge that continues to help shape mine. I will think about her daily and carry her with me wherever I go. I mourn the loss but also celebrate her life.
    She was a very special person and will Always be a part of me. Rest easy Gram.
    Love always

  • It is with an emotional heart that I write this eulogy of a woman that was as much a “Mom” to me as my own. For the past 50 years, she has been a part of my life – personally and through the family she and “Mr. C” raised. As a young boy, I learned the value of hard, honest work by working on the farm with her boys after school and summers. She was a constant presence, encouraging us to live life to the fullest, (which we did) but ever-ready with a lesson for life when we needed one.
    I remember a time when I was playing on the frozen surface of the goldfish pond, and fell through the ice. I don’t know where she came from, but she was there in an instant, and carried me home, scolding me the entire way!
    Birthdays, graduations, weddings, and funerals were all life events our families shared together, and I remember her poise, her laugher and tears at all of them. As with many families, time passes far too quickly. I was blessed to re-unite with her in Arizona two years ago. We had a wonderful visit, shared a meal, caught each other up on current events in our lives, and reminisced on the past 50 years.
    My condolences to her family as they celebrate her life, and farewell to you “Mrs. C”, may you rest in peace…until we meet again.

  • To Joe and your family,
    I think I may have met your Mom a time or two at your house. I’m sure she was a special lady and I want to express my sympathies to you. Losing a parent is never easy but please be assured that she is free of pain and sickness now, and that she is in peace.
    I love you guys,

  • I was a friend from JCPenney. She was such a lovely person. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family…A friend Glenna Caudill