Catherine Jean Upright

Born: Sun., Aug. 4, 1940
Died: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 09, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 09, 2017
Location: Arehart-Echols Funeral Home


7:00 PM Mon., Oct. 09, 2017
Location: Arehart-Echols Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Location: Mt.Carmel Monastery

Interment following funeral service

12:00 PM Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Location: Mt.Carmel Monastery

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Catherine “Jean” Upright, 77, of La Plata, MD passed on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at home surrounded by her family.  Jean was born on August 4, 1940, in Washington, DC to the late LeRoy and Catherine Bartlett.  Preceding her in death was her brother, William Bartlett.

She attended the Notre Dame Academy in Washington, DC.  She and her husband, Ned Upright, were the owners of Aaro Moving and Storage and Move America.  Affectionately known as, “Grandma”, she was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.  She loved family gatherings above anything else and she enjoyed the friendship of many throughout her life’s journey.  She will be remembered for her strength, courage and love of family.  She was a member of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, Port Tobacco, MD.

Jean and Ned were married 58 years.  Jean is survived by four children: Debbie Wyant (Michael), Diane Upright, Danny Upright (Tina), and Donny Upright (Melanie); seven grandchildren:  Mandy Williams (Brad), Candy Gick (Ryan), Andrew Wyant, Christine Upright, Jessica Murphy (Josh), Paige Upright and Will Upright;  eight great-grandchildren:  Chloe Spitzer-Wyant, Brianna and Brandon Williams, Ryan, Jr., Peyton, Kara, Colton Gick, and Abigail Murphy;  sister Rita DeLane (Pat) and brother James Bartlett (Carol); many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM with prayers at 7 PM at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, PA (211 St. Mary’s Ave., La Plata).  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 11 AM at the Mt. Carmel Monastery (5678 Mt. Carmel Rd, LaPlata); Interment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carmel of Port Tobacco, (5678 Mt. Carmel Rd, LaPlata). 

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Carl n Michele Soine
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
Our deepest condolences for the family....Jean was a very fun loving lady n truly loved her family...our memories of all our time spent with her will never be forgotten.. May she Rest In Peace

Patrick &Janet (LaFave) Kurtz
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
Our deepest Sympathy to all the Upright family. She was a wonderful person and a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pat and Janet

Shana Chancellor & Richard R. Clark Senior Center
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
On behalf of the Richard R Clark Senior Center we are sending our most sincere condolences. Her niece Ashley Caywood is a dedicated volunteer here at Clark and we are praying that your family have understanding and comfort.

Greg Moore
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
Sincere condolences to you and your family, Ned.

Denise Seymour
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
Ned, my heart goes out to you and send my deepest of condolences during this time. May God lift you and your family up during these times.

Shelly Zachary
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you!

   Posted Fri October 06, 2017
My heartfelt condolences extend to the Upright family. I pray for your comfort and peace. May the real and true hope that God gives of a time when sickness and death will be no more be a reminder of how much he cares for us and sustain you until you see Mrs. Catherine again.

Joan Boteler Ewing
   Posted Fri October 06, 2017
My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. Jean was a special person and loved her family very much. Her strong faith gives her family the comforting thoughts that she is in Heaven with our Lord. Blessings to all, Joan

Amanda Forsee
   Posted Fri October 06, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by The Forsee Family.

With Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your mom. Love, Renee, Andy, Paige & Casey

MaryAnne Upright
   Posted Sat October 07, 2017


With love, From Lee

Cathy Meyers Burch
   Posted Sun October 08, 2017
On behalf of other friends from the class of 1958 from Notre Dame Academy, our condolences to the family of Jean. Our prayers and thoughts to all of you.

Bill & Jean Feeney
   Posted Sun October 08, 2017
Ned, Debbie, Diane, Danny, Donnie, Jim, Rita and all relatives: Condolences on your loss. Jean was a very nice person.

Troy and Angela Berry
   Posted Mon October 09, 2017
We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Upright family. May God bless, comfort and bring peace to you and your loved ones.

Mark Dobson
   Posted Mon October 09, 2017

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Mark and Kell- Dobson.

Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to your family during your time of loss. Mark and Kell- Dobson

Joan Buckler
   Posted Mon October 09, 2017
Ned so sorry for the passing of Jean, brings back memories of long ago when I was your flower girl at your wedding. Take care.

Kathy & ET Smith & Dillon Davis
   Posted Mon October 09, 2017
So sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. God finished her house & called her home.


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