Jeannette Reynolds Death, Obituary – Jeannette Reynolds was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on April 8, 1953. Her parents, Carl and Leah Boston, have since passed away. After a valiant fight against brain cancer for two years, she lost her battle early on the morning of July 13, 2023 and passed away.
In Norwalk, Jeannette spent her childhood alongside her parents and three sisters. She started her academic career at Quinnipiac University, but later moved on to Southern Connecticut State University to earn her degree in education. It was at Southern Connecticut State University that she became best friends with Jim, who would later become her husband.
After being married in 1974, Jeannette and Jim moved to Bethel, Connecticut, to raise their three children there. Jeannette eventually went back to her job as an instructor after spending a significant amount of time caring for her children at home.
She was honored as the “Pillar of the Year” for Bethel Schools in 2008 in addition to her roles as a teacher and a substitute coordinator. She took great delight in providing youngsters with the most favorable conditions for achieving their goals and enjoyed nothing more than lending a helping hand to those in need.
Everyone who had the opportunity to collaborate with Jeannette will always remember her as a compassionate and patient educator who completed all tasks with dedication and poise.
Jeannette was a devoted mother, loving wife, supportive sister, and loyal friend; but, being a grandmother, or “Nan,” to her seven grandkids was without a doubt the crowning achievement of her life.
Her universe consisted of Sienna, Ally, Jimmy, Jack, Joey, and Johnny, as well as Daisy. Together, they went on adventures, played games, and discovered new places. They had Nan to thank for everything: she drove them to school, cheered them on at ballgames and dance recitals, taught them how to bake and garden, and showed them how to ride bikes and skip rocks at the beach.
Whenever she went on vacation to Hershey Park, she would darefully ride roller coasters and dive headfirst into swimming pools. A grandchild couldn’t have asked for a better grandmother than she was. Her three children, Elizabeth (married to Vinny Leto), Jimmy (married to Sarah), and Kathleen (married to Johnny Hoey), will mourn their mother for the rest of their lives, in addition to her grandkids.
Her three “little sisters,” Carol Boston, Laurie (Peter Forcellina), and Lynn (John Lynch), as well as 12 nieces and nephews, her high school friends who were known as the “Yaya Sisters,” and her longtime friends, most notably Michelle Audia, who moved in with Jeannette to help care for her when she became ill.
Since his untimely death in 2018, Jeannette had been grieving the loss of her husband, Jim, and they were reunited in paradise. Jeannette was overjoyed to see her spouse again.
Jeannette spent her life in the company of many people, both young and old, all of whom loved her very much.
Her charming grin and comforting presence will be sorely missed for all time. We are all very pleased to be able to refer to her as our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.
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On Monday, at ten o’clock in the morning, there will be a Christian burial service held at St. Mary Church in Bethel, Connecticut.
After the service, burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery in Bethel. On Sunday, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, the family will be present at the Bethel Funeral Home, which is located at 215 Greenwood Avenue in Bethel, Connecticut. Visit Hullfuneralservice.com if you would like to offer your condolences in an online message.
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