Jean Hassett, 91, of Manchester, passed away at her home on August 5, 2022 after a long and full life, surrounded by her family.
Jean was born on December 2, 1930 in Manchester, CT and graduated from Manchester High School in 1949. In 1947, she met her husband Richard, and they wed in 1950, going on to have 3 sons.
Jean first worked as a telephone operator. She then went on to work for the State of CT, department of Social Services. She retired after many years. She was on the Class of 1949 Reunion Committee and was the house mother for Manchester Ski Club. She and Richard traveled to FL and Myrtle Beach during the winters. They relocated to Rochester, NY in 2008 after the birth of their first great grandchild, where they resided until 2020, when they moved back to Manchester.
Jean was the most amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and always put everyone else before herself. She loved to talk on the phone, visit with “the gang,” and play cards. She crocheted many blankets, made the best homemade pancakes, and strawberry shortcake. She loved to do laundry and could get out any stain. She enjoyed having breakfast at McDonalds or Tim Hortons and made many friends there. She always offered an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry, a place to stay, or word of advice. If there was any activity or event for the family, she was always there. Everyone knew how much she loved them and how proud she was of her family. She the rock, the glue, and the biggest supporter of her family.
Jean was predeceased by her mother Alice Lowell, brother Donald Cordner, and son Stephen Hassett. She is survived by her loving husband of 72 years Richard, her sons David and Kurt (Linda), grandaughters Liz (Mike), Stephanie (Jeff), and Katherine, great-grandchildren Emma, Owen, Ben, and Andrew, and relatives Pat, Debbie, Dale, special friends Ken, Donna, and Deb, and extended family in Rochester, NY.
Burial will be private. Friends and family may join in a celebration of life on August 13 at noon at Manchester Country Club.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
As her husband would say, thank you for another wonderful day, I love you.
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