Jeanne Nadeau Hartman

September 27, 1954June 9, 2021

Jeanne Nadeau Hartman, 66, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. She was born on September 27, 1954 to the late Leeroy and Dorothy Nadeau.

Jeanne was raised in Whitehouse Station, NJ. Growing up with family and friends around the Flemington Speedway, she developed a deep fondness for racing. She loved NASCAR and especially Mark Martin and Martin Truex Jr. Racing wasn’t the only sport she enjoyed, she was also a fan of the NY Mets. She also loved animals, especially her cat, Baby. In general, Jeanne loved meeting new people and there wasn’t a person she met whom she wasn’t instantly friends with.

Jeanne worked for 16 years with the Readington Township School System. During the last leg of her career, Jeanne drove a school bus for special needs children in Greenville, SC, and felt honored to be able to do so. As for her own children, she always did whatever she had to in order to make sure her kids were well cared for.

She is survived by her lifelong partner, Roy King; one daughter, Dorothy Whited (Darran); two sons, Brian Burnett and Brandon Burnett (Angela R.); eight grandchildren, Darran Z. Whited, Athena Whited, Payton Burnett, Jeffrey Burnett, Noah Burnett, Vyncent Burnett, William Burnett, and Faith Marie Burnett; one sister, Alice Hendershot; two racing sons, Steve Whitt and Shannon Connor; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, William Nadeau, James Nadeau, and Richard Nadeau; and one sister, Margaret Betsko.

The family will have a memorial service in New Jersey at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at or to the American Diabetes Association at Online memorials may be made at


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Brian Burnett

June 15, 2021

Mom, I will always cherish the memories you have blessed me with over the years, and there so much more than I can talk about here. But to name a few, you never missed a baseball game with me, or Brandon. There were times that we were playing different teams at the same time, on two different fields, but you would always figure out a way to position yourself between us. You never missed a play neither, I can remember you cheering me on when I was pitching, yelling "go baby, strike him out, you got it", then when I did, the neighbors a mile up the road could hear your joyful praises as you were clapping up a storm, I made you so proud. Then at the same time, Brandon would get a hit, or catch a ball, and you would cheer him on as well, with all the same joy and emotion as you had for me, you made our days by being our biggest fan. Another wonderful memory that definitely comes to mind, is all those Saturday nights at Flemington Speedway. I swear I could hear you hollaring, "get your 50-50's, you can't win it if you ain't in it", across the track from where I was sitting, and over all the cars, you had a set of pipes on you, and I will always love that quality about you, because you were not afraid to use them. Us kids practically grew up at that track, and everybody that worked there from the owner, all the down to the drivers and pit crews knew us as "Jeanne's kid"... "Are you Jeanne's kid"? Was a very common question for me, lol, and you earned the nickname "Race Mom". You are forever ingrained into the history of that place, even though it no longer exists, the memories you helped produce, will remain in it's absence, forever. Everybody that knew you, loved you... Including all of your grandkids, you were such a loving Grammy to them all, I just wish they could've had the opportunity to know you in the prime of your life, like we did, it was truly something special, and something I'll never forget. Until I see you again, rest in peace, I love you.

Dorothy Whited

June 14, 2021

The hardest moments since you left are when I wake up every morning and realize that I can no longer talk to you,  that I can never again in this life hug you or tell you how much I love you.  Then I remember something you always told me when this day would come.  You said you will always be with me, you will always watch over me, and most importantly, you will ALWAYS love me.   You've taught me how to be a strong,  caring, loving, and independent woman.  You taught me the importance of strong family values.  You always believed in me and cheered me on in every aspect of my life. Even when we had our differences, you taught me how to work thru them and come closer together.  You've touched so many lives in such a positive way just by being yourself with a unique personality like no one else. I will miss your voice,  I will miss your laugh and I will miss your hugs,  the hugs that only a Mom can give. There are so many countless memories. One of my most fondest memories was when I came down for a surprise visit and pulled in your driveway just as you were leaving for work.  You were so excited to see me that you ran out the door and almost fell with excitement screaming "you're here, you're here.... I have to go to work,  you're here" I will never ever forget the joy and excitement I saw in your face and heard in your voice.  I love you so much Mommy . I will miss you everyday until I see you again.  Love always,  your baby girl ❤💔

Kim & Cindy Nadeau

June 14, 2021

AJM- as Buzzie & I renamed you sorta-lol because we both have 2 Aunt Jeans. I remember before we even moved to Florida the times you would babysit us on Potterstown Rd-they we’re such fun nights-you playing Barbie dolls with us girls and dress up and hair styles and hide and seek etc etc. they were filled with so much fun and love from you. You were always laughing and smiling even if times were tough. The past couple of years have been painful to hear your suffering and loneliness. We tried to be there the best we could being so far away and Covid-19. We all love you very much and will treasure the happy memories of and with you. Please give all our loved ones hugs and kisses as I know they were all there when you entered into eternal life with the Lord. I will miss you very much for the rest of my life. And never forget you and your laugh and always smiling and the love you had for all of us. RIP Aunt Beanie Bop from Cindy too. All our love

Sharon Olson

June 14, 2021

I don't have any pictures, but I wish I did. I remember living in Annandale, N.J., I was approximately,12 or 13 . Aunt Jean always wanted to be a Cosmetologist. She had the manikin doll from shoulders up. She tried teaching me, but I just couldn't get it.
Aunt Jean was very bubbly in her good days, and in her not so good days she was not afraid to tell you, take care of yourself. She always tried to be strong, but God said, come home my child. I love her so much and miss her terribly. 😢😢😢😢😢😢!

Cynthia Hauge

June 14, 2021

I will always love you and miss you. Very proud to have you as my Aunt. Wish you could of stayed longer with us but God needed you more. Enjoy your time with your siblings. They welcomed you with open arms. Fly high Aunt Jeanne ♥️ I love you ♥️

Beverly Betsko

June 14, 2021

When I moved back to N.J. and started working for Readington again, so many memories just flooded my thoughts. I really missed you not being there. While we worked together as bus drivers, before we moved to SC . We would usually go to breakfast after our morning run, most mornings at Hoffman's, we would sit and talk, joke with friends we knew. We went back and drove for the kindergartners. Then we would sit and talk for a while again.

Mary and charles Greene

June 14, 2021

Mrs Hartman was an amazing woman and we enjoyed transporting her to and from dialysis .. Loved talking to her ..she was always smiling no matter how she felt and never had a bad thing to say about anyone she loved everyone she that transported her
Love her freedom 1st family ❤ you will be missed dearly but never forgotten
Love Mary and Charles

Bonnie Meyers

June 14, 2021

So many memories. Sleepovers at your house with Dodie, family reunions, and family bowling tournaments just to name a few. I will love you always, Aunt Jeanne. You are, and will always be, greatly missed.

Alice Hendershot

June 14, 2021

Where do I begin ? You were my baby sister, and baby of the family,I love you so much, just like all of my siblings who are now all gone, I don't know why God took you all home before me, but I guess I still have work to do here. Please tell all of my loved ones there with you, how much I love them, and love and miss you all. As for memories, I wouldn't even know where to begin, I love you

Patricia Booth

June 14, 2021

Aunt Jeanne, I love you very much and I had such high hopes of you getting up and around and going back home. You’re there now, with Roy and your pets that you loved all so dearly. Please give my dad a big kiss from me and I know you’ll be seeing my mom too, if you could also give her a big kiss from me. I love you always.