Obituaries: Jeanne Anne Jennings

Jeanne Anne Jennings 93, of Bristol, wife of the late Francis H. Jennings,

passed away peacefully on December 30, 2015 at home.

She was the daughter of the late Hannah Coston and John Heater. She was born in Hell’s Kitchen, NY on November 28, 1922. She was one of ten children, all of whom predeceased her. She was married to Frank for forty three and a half years. During that time she wore many hats:, wife, mother, daughter, sibling, aunt, Godmother, den mother, as well as working outside the home at  various jobs including the bookstore manager at the College of Mount St Vincent.  She also worked for the Passionist Retreat House in Riverdale, NY who produced the NY Television Mass.

She leaves behind a large family: five children; Gail (Pixie) Fagan of Bristol, CT, Tom Jennings of Riverdale, NY, Wendy Synan of Hartsdale, NY, Tracey Walsh of Poughkeepsie, NY, and Keith Jennings of Yonkers, NY.  A son-in-law, Larry Fagan and two daughters-in-law, Diane and Barbara Jennings. Eleven grand children and their spouses: Kelly Walsh, Kristen Jennings, Kerry Walsh, Katie Jennings, Timmy and Shannon Walsh, Tommy and Tanya Jennings, Deirdre Synan, Heather Fagan, Michael Jennings, Amanda Jennings and Lisa Jennings; and one great granddaughter, Charlotte Grace Fagan. Also numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great grandnieces and nephews.

Jeanne was a firm believer in the power of Prayer; she had a great devotion to St. Anne and St. Anthony as well as the Rosary. She often remarked that she thought that her faith in prayer is why God kept her here on earth. You could call her anytime, for any reason except when the television Mass was on! She lived for family and friends and treasured each and every moment that she spent making memories. Her ladies on the “A” floor, as well as those friends throughout the building, were her people and she loved each and every one.

Her Funeral was held in NY at Williams Funeral Home on Sunday January 3, 2016 and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St Margaret of Cortona, Riverdale, NY followed by a burial in Oakland Cemetery in Yonkers, NY.

A Memorial donation may be made to any one of these charities: St. Jude’s, Disabled American Veterans,

or the Good News to Life TV Mass. 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712

The Heavens have opened the gates to receive another of God’s Children.

She will be forever missed but the memories of her will live on in the hearts of many!obit picture