Jean C. McClaud, 90, died Sunday at her family’s home in Falmouth.
She was the daughter of Edward and Katherine Connell. Raised in Pittsburgh, she attended the local Catholic schools and later graduated from Seton Hill College with a degree in music.
Ms. McClaud had been widowed three times.
Her first marriage was to Eugene J. Dean Jr. and they raised two children, Patricia J. Dean and Eugene J. Dean III, in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. There she was an avid painter, golfer, a member of the Junior League, and followed her Catholic faith. The family spent summers in West Falmouth at their family home and at Bowerman’s Beach Club.
After her husband’s death in 1985, she moved to Savannah, Georgia, and later, Clearwater, Florida, with her husband John Ludden, with whom she traveled around the world. After Mr. Ludden died, she married Ed McClaud, they continued to travel and spend time with family on Cape Cod until his death in 2008.
Ms. McClaud then moved to the home of her son in Waquoit in 2012. She continued her painting of Cape Cod scenes, spending her summers on the beach at Bowerman’s and many winters in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. As her health declined she was cared for by her family.
In addition to her son and his wife, Lisa Dean, she leaves her two grandchildren, Thomas Dean and Jessica Dean, both also of Waquoit.
Besides her husbands, she was predeceased by her sister, Joan Kirby; and, in 1997, by her daughter.
There will be a small memorial service at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, where she will be buried with her first husband.
A celebration of her life will be at a later time.