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Jeffrey James Owen
  • Jestina Owen Education Fund
    Melrose Bank
    638 Main St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“I love you Jeff!!! Happy birthday my love! ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Brianna Guarino - Raymond, NH

“Jeff I'm missing you now, more than ever.... I'm thinking about the times we had and everything we did. I can't believe your gone. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Brianna Guarino - Raymond, NH

“I love you Jeff. I miss you more than I can express. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Brianna Guarino - Raymond, NH

“Jeff, my heart is so broken over this. I'm sorry it has taken me this long to write. I'm going to miss you so unbelievably much. I'm going to hold...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Brianna Guarino - Raymond, NH

“I love u Daddy! ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jestina Owen - Merrimac, MA

“Jestina and I miss u Jeff. We miss u so much. Jestina and I will never forget the love, the laughter and kindness you brought into our lives. We will...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: JESSICA GEARHART - Merrimac, MA

“Im so heartbroken over this. Jeffery was a dear friend to me, my husband and kids. We had the pleasure of having him as my husbands best man in our...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kristina & Joe Cuccarello - MA

“I just want to say I'm so terribly sorry for the loss of Jeffery he was my nieces Dad and you will surely be missed! God bless you and your family! ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Toni Johnson - Fremont, NH

“My sincere condolences on your loss. I will always remember Jeffrey as a sweet kid. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jackie Mastroianni Smith - MA


Jeffrey James Owen, the son of Jeffrey Douglas and the late Sarah Ann (Crabtree) Owen, was born 19 June 1985 at the New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Mass. and died suddenly 22 December 2017 in Wakefield, Mass., where he lived with his father and grandfather Owen. He suffered from asthma and COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Jeffrey is survived by his daughter, the love of his life, Jestina Sarah "Stina" Owen of Merrimac, Mass.; the mother of his daughter, Jessica Gearhart of Merrimac; his father, Jeffrey Douglas Owen of Wakefield; and grandparents, Duane Edmund and Sayoko (Matsumoto) Crabtree of Melrose, Mass. He is also survived by his aunt, Janice (Owen) Thomas, Uncle Peter and cousins, Nathaniel and Callie. Also survived by his siblings, Katherine, Lillian, Elizabeth, and Mariellen Owen, and Justin Douglas Silva. Also Jeffrey is survived by great aunts and uncles, Bernard Crabtree and Ralph and Eunice (Crabtree) Gulliver, cousin Carol (Gulliver) Hilton and her sons, Tyler and Garrett. Jeffrey also has many aunts, uncles and cousins in Japan, whom he met on one unforgettable visit there over Christmas and New Years when he was young.

His mother, Sarah Ann Crabtree Owen McCaffrey died in 2006; his grand-mother, Lorraine Frances Gorman Owen died in 2010; and his grandfather, Jerry Douglas Owen died in 2018.

Jeffrey attended public schools in Wakefield and Haverhill, Mass. and was graduated in 2007 from Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in Haverhill. He was employed as a stone mason for many years most recently with H&R Masonry, Inc.

Our dear Jeffrey was friendly, out-going, hard-working, always willing to lend a hand and generous to all.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made for the education of his daughter, Stina, to Jestina Owen Education Fund, Melrose Bank, 638 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176.