OBITUARY

Jeanette Canfield Perry

January 2, 1929March 6, 2019

Jeanette Canfield Perry (Lewis), 90, a resident of Bethel, CT and Englewood, FL passed from this life on March 6th, 2019 at The Cascades assisted living surrounded by her loving family.

Born January 2nd, 1929 in Danbury, CT, daughter of Genevive and Claude (Andrews) Lewis. Jeanette grew up in Newtown, CT and was married to Eldean Perry who preceded her in death. Survivors include one sister, Martha Didato of Milford; six children, Clifford (Diana) Canfield of Danbury, Richard Jackson of Southbury, Richard (Angie) Canfield, Susan Kerigan of Monroe, Nancy Cardinale (Ken Serke) of Sandy Hook and Lori Traisci (Mark Locorotondo) of Newtown. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers: Bill, Jesse Charles, Donald Lewis and one sister, Marion Fortier. Jeanette had 15 grandchildren,19 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews and best friend, Ginger Maraglino.

Jeanette graduated from Hawley High School in 1947 where she served as a secretary for the Newtown Chapter of the F.F.A. A member of the glee club and prom committee, she was V.P of Canfield Construction and retired to Florida in 1994 where she lived until returning to Connecticut in 2011 to be with her family.

A loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved the beach and the Gulf of Mexico in particular, where she spent most of her time collecting shells and sharks teeth. She also loved to fish the intercoastal waterway with her buddy Jack Hayden.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the amazing staff of The Cascades who helped to fill her last four and a half years with love and exceptional care and Regional Hospice and palliative care for making her last week's comfortable.

Jeanette’s family will be accepting condolences Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 3:00-6:00pm at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, Monroe, CT. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:00 at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home. Burial will remain private per the family’s request.

In lieu of flowers donations and contributions can be made to Regional Hospice of Danbury 30 Milestone Road, Danbury, CT 06810.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Roberta Pocevic

March 10, 2019

I would like to express our condolences to the entire family. I will always cherish the good memories we shared over the years. Jeanette was a wonderful woman, she will be missed.
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Jennie Kerigan

March 9, 2019

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March 9, 2019

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Jennie Kerigan

March 9, 2019

Emily Sehl

March 7, 2019

Lori, Taylor and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how close you were and how deeply she was loved. Keep your memories close. Prayers and thoughts to your family.

Love,
Emily Sehl

Jaime Cardinale

March 7, 2019

Gammers!

Daniel Traisci

March 7, 2019

That was a wonderful lady and grandmother my daughter Taylor loved her I am joyed all my trips to Florida when she lived there my mother were greeted with open arms Jeanette I will miss you more than you will know Goodbye heaven needed a scrabble master I always loved you say hi to Glo