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Teresa Jeanne Magruder

December 16, 1932July 17, 2020

Teresa Jeanne Magruder, age 87, widow of Robertson Magruder, of Madison, Connecticut passed away on July 17, 2020. Jeanne was born in Long Beach, California on December 16, 1932. She grew up South Hadley, Massachusetts. She graduated from South Hadley High School and went on to attend Mount Holyoke College and the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing. She later received a Masters degree at the University of Southern Connecticut. She was a nurse and nurse educator until she retired in 1997.

She was a parishioner of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Essex, as well as a docent at the Florence Griswold Museum for many years. She loved art and was a prolific reader, participating in several book clubs and volunteering at the Scranton Memorial Library.

She is survived by her brother, André Laferriere of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, daughters: Katherine Woodward of Haverhill, Massachusetts and Louise Alhadidi of Houston, Texas, and son: James Magruder of Everette, Washington. A memorial service will be held in the spring to honor her memory.


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Michael Prairie

July 24, 2020

I was saddened to hear that Aunt Jeanne has passed away. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy, Louise, and Jim, and to Uncle André.

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