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Plantsville Funeral Home
Friday September 24th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Thomas Church
Saturday September 25th, 2021

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Jean Donnelly

Jean Carol Donnelly, nee Goodwin, 84 of Brandon, FL formerly of Southington, CT passed away peacefully in the loving care of her family on August 28th after a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Jean was born on June 16, 1937 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Joseph F and Barbara D Goodwin, nee Beres. After moving to Utica, NY in her senior year in High School, she graduated from St. Francis De Sales High School in 1955 and went on to secretary school which she parlayed into an amazing career culminating in retiring as an executive assistant from the General Electric Corporation in 2004.

Jean is survived by four children, Gail and Matt Quinn of Brandon, FL, Thomas J. Donnelly of Brandon, FL, Tracey and Michael Pisko of Plantsville, CT and Sean and Rene Donnelly of Wethersfield, CT; nine grandchildren, Matthew, Drew, Thom, Casey, Katie, Jayelind, Griffin, Quinn, Elle and six great- grandchildren, Owsley, Kenzie, Sawyer, Seamus, Huxley, Colin, by a brother and sister-in-law Raymond and Cathy Goodwin of Maine, by her cousin Margory Duzy and by many nieces, nephews and her beloved dog, Thatcher. Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years and 361 days, Thomas E Donnelly, a sister Emily Alsheimer, and a grandson, Kevin Pisko.

Jean went by many names, including Jeannie a loving daughter and sister; Jean a loving wife, cousin, aunt, and dear friend to many; Mom, Nana, and finally Nudgie-Nan. No matter what you called Jean, her goodness, kind spirit, quick wit, infectious smile and love of life was unmistakable. She loved to entertain, enjoyed playing or watching golf, was an avid Red Sox fan, and was extremely proud of her many years spent working at GE. Jean, along with Tom were active in Worldwide Marriage Encounter, active in their parish, St. Thomas Church especially as lectors and as members of the RCIA team.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Dementia Society of America (https://www.dementiasociety.org/donate) or Worldwide Marriage Encounter (https://wwme.org/).

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 25th from the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St, Southington. https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/6343627420. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Plantsville Funeral Home. A Livestream of the funeral Mass, along with an online guestbook and directions, is available at www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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Jean was a delightful friend and a wonderful bridge player. She brought a lighthearted joy to everyone around her. She is truly missed by all of us !

Sue Kienle Sep 24 2021 8:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Donnelly

Lauren & Scott Dorman Sep 24 2021 3:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Donnelly

Greg Prisloe Sep 24 2021 1:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Donnelly

Eddie Laska Sep 21 2021 5:05 PM

I enjoyed working with Jean for many years at GE. Her GE family truly missed her when she retired. My deepest sympathy to her entire family.

Terri Vallera Sep 18 2021 3:47 PM

She was a wonderful mom to all. She will be missed. Our condolences to all,
Jody & Jim Capirchio

Jody Capirchio Sep 10 2021 5:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Donnelly

Sally A Faitella Sep 10 2021 8:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Donnelly

Joann and Gary semnoski Sep 8 2021 6:27 PM

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us. With deepest sympathy as we all remember Jean.

(J) Joann and Gary Semnoski Sep 8 2021 5:53 PM

Jean was a lovely, positive woman and friend!! She brought love and kindness to everyone. Her deep faith shined through her at all times!! Jean will be deeply missed!!
Love, Dan and Robbie

Dan and Robbie Vendetti Sep 8 2021 4:10 PM

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