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Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA

OBITUARY

Jeanne Claire Willis

September 16, 1945July 4, 2019
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Jeanne Claire Dandeneau Willis of Fredericksburg, aged 73, passed away at her home on 4 July 2019. She was the daughter of the late Joseph E. Dandeneau and Leona Marie St. Pierre Dandeneau of Providence, Rhode Island. She married Richard Willis on 2 January 1965 in Providence. She is survived by her husband and three children Nathan, Suzanne Winfield, and Elizabeth Hall. She and Richard have 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was the sister of Edmond (Mary), Denis (Suzanne), Ernest (Lorraine), and Claire Dandeneau.

Mrs. Willis was employed as a program management analyst at EG&G in Dahlgren, VA retiring in 2012 after 27 years. During her husband’s career in the Navy she worked for several other firms and served as the Ombudsman for Naval Surface Forces Atlantic and most of the commands to which her husband was assigned. As the Ombudsman she served as the commanding officer’s liaison to all the families of the command. She was a scout leader for the Girl Scouts.

After retiring to Bradenton, Florida she was a volunteer with Southeastern Guide Dogs working with the dogs being raised as service animals. She particularly enjoyed weekend home visits with the pups. She enjoyed trips to Canada, Alaska, and the western United States.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 1:00pm–3:00pm at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jeanne’s name to Southeastern Guide Dogs at https://www.guidedogs.org/donate/ or to Mary Washington Hospice Care at https://www.marywashingtonhealthcare.com/Foundations/Mary-Washington-Hospital-Foundation.aspx

Online condolences may be sent at www.mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com

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  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Rod Apgar

July 18, 2019

We are sorry to hear of your loss. We enjoyed the great video you all did in her honor. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. We love you in the Lord...Rod and Debbie Apgar

Trevor and Stan Norman

July 13, 2019

To the family:

We were so sorry to hear of Jeanne’s passing. She was a gracious and caring person. She will be missed. As you grieve, remember to take care of yourselves.

Sincerely,



Trevor and Stan Norman

Stephen Onufrak

July 12, 2019

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Jean. She was always happy and cheerful and will be missed.
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Percy & Kashmira Palkhivala

July 7, 2019

Our sincere condolences to Dick and family. Jeanne will be missed. May her soul Rest In Peace .

Percy & Kashmira

Susan Stockton

July 7, 2019

The appropriate words are hard to find so we simply send our love. Our thoughts and prayers for your comfort and peace as time goes on. Hugs to you Dick and the family.
Susan and John

Rebecca Rodgers

July 6, 2019

My deepest condolences go out to you and your family, Richard. I really enjoyed the times I was able to connect with Jeanne. She was a very special lady. She will truly be missed. My heart and prayers are with you. - Rebecca

Michele & Jim Donaldson

July 6, 2019

Jeanne we are going to miss you. We’ve had many fun adventures. Our Alaska cruise and visit to Vancouver and Whistler, West Virginia, North Carolina, a Caribbean cruise and visits to Florida and many stops along the way. We know you are in a better place, free from pain, but our hearts are still heavy. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Ron & Dru Witt

July 6, 2019

Ah, Jeanne was such a social force in our neighborhood. From organizing limousine trips for the wives to see the Christmas lights in Richmond to getting folks to go to a local concert she was a joy to have known.
Her love of our furry friends (not Dick) showed up in the adoption of a sled dog in Alaska and her work for dogs in Florida. Unfortunately, she suffered while giving out all the love she had. She was truly a remarkable being and will be missed by all.

Joe Dibble

July 6, 2019

In September of 1982 my Aunt Jeanne and Uncle Richard gave me a place to live when I started an internship with NSWC. For the next 4 years I lived with them when I came for work blocks during my education. Little did I know how much that act of kindness would affect my life. It gave me three additional siblings, an extra set of parents, my children an extra set of grandparents, and the great career I enjoyed. Jeanne and Dick have been integral to our lives for the last 37 years and she will be greatly missed. We made many great memories and had many great times. Rest in peace Jeanne.

Willy Joanne Colbourne

July 6, 2019

Richard and family. Our sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of Jeanne. You are in our thoughts and prayers

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