Jean E. (Harriman) Moon


Jean E. (Harriman) Moon, 78, left her ancestral home to join the Lord in Heaven August 25, 2019. She was born in Blue Hill, February 16, 1941 the daughter of William G. and E. Irene (Young) Harriman.

Her life’s focus was her family, she cared for them with unwavering passion. She was a founding member of Young Memorial Chapel and spent many years teaching youth group, Sunday school and bible study.  A talented seamstress Jean and Irene ran Irene’s Sewing Shop in Surry Village for several years.  Wayne and Jean led 4H in the neighborhood to enrich the lives of the young people on Newbury Neck. Her home was always open to anyone who needed a place to find support, a warm meal or a helping hand.

Jean is survived by her husband of 60 years, Wayne A Moon; sons, Robert (Kelly) of Ellsworth and Roy (Cielo) of Burkburnett, TX; daughter, Valerie (Brian) of Surry and daughter of her heart, Tracey Jones of Sedgwick. Jean and Wayne have been blessed with eleven grandchildren, Robert Jr (Darcy), Jennifer, Steven (Rose), Christina, Kurt, Jeri, Nina, Jini, Wally, Samantha and Thomas. They have nine great-grandchildren, Layne, Mathew, Kiera, Daphne, George, Sebastian, Steven Jr. Ryland and Mandayn; also sister-in-law Cynthia (Moon) Tassinari and brother-in-law John Ellingwood. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.  She was predeceased by her parents; in-laws James (Markie) & Norma Moon; sisters, Joan (Howard) Morse and June Ellingwood; sisters-in-law Diane McNerney Michaud, Erdine McAlpine and Roaslie Potavin and brothers-in-law, Anthony Moon and Douglas Moon.

Special thanks to her niece Cheryl Sutherland for her support and care during this time.

At Jean’s request there will be a private family service. Please keep an eye on Valerie’s social media account for a potluck get together to celebrate Jean’s life.  In lieu of flowers please the family asks that you make a donation to the Union Street Brick Church, 126 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401 as they help others in need.

Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at

5 Condolences

  • Melody Reed Posted August 26, 2019 9:07 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She always loved company and kids being around. My thoughts are with the family in this tough time. Love all.

  • Lee Posted August 28, 2019 10:42 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. So many fond memories of growing up with her when we were young and then again when she & Wayne returned to Newbury Neck so long ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow.

  • Micki sumpter Posted August 29, 2019 9:44 pm

    Val thinking of you and the family prayers micki

  • Pamela Harriman McGhee Posted September 4, 2019 10:26 am

    OH. Jean you will be missed.. I’m sorry I didn’t write more often. Wayne stay strong.. I love you!! Pamela Harriman McGhee

  • Dorthey Johnson(Smith) Posted February 28, 2020 12:55 am

    My name is Dorthey (Smith) Johnson and if not for the help that Jean and Wayne moon gave me in Montana my life may have turned much differently. I think about them both often and am eternally grateful for their support when I was a girl and used to babysit their small children. They were there when I needed someone My condolences to the family and know the love that Mrs Moon gave will be missed by all

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