Eugenie R. Minahan

September 27, 1938September 30, 2021

Eugenie (Jean) R. Minahan, 83, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 30, 2021 after a long illness. Eugenie was born in Lawrence, MA on September 27, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Edward and Eugenie (Galland) Minahan. She graduated from Saint Patrick’s High School in Lawrence, MA and Annhurst College in Putnam CT. In her early adult years, Eugenie was employed by the prestigious Guggenheim Documentary Film Production Company in Washington, DC where she worked as an executive secretary and then as Vice President. Later, she became an owner of children’s consignment shops in Arlington and Falls Church, VA, which allowed her to indulge her great love of children. Jean retired to Connecticut to Spring Lake Village in Southington, where she made many friends and also served on its Social Committee. She was also a devout member of the Red Hats Society. In her leisure time, she loved to go shopping, visit tag sales, doing puzzles, reading books, computer games and attending the theater Jean is survived by her sister Aline (Lin) Tetrault of Southington, several cousins and many friends. Calling hours for Jean will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington, CT 06489. A brief informal service will be held at 4:00 PM after the calling hours. Jean’s wishes were to be cremated so there will be no burial. Should friends desire, contributions in Eugenie’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit


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    Sunday, October 10, 2021


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Jacqueline Willametz

October 10, 2021

Sad news about Jean’s passing.
Worked with her when she volunteered at Kristen’s Kloset Prom Gown Consignment Shop sponsored by Youth Services in Southington.
She was fantastic and organizing and helping young customers choose just the right dress for their first memory making special occasion.
Jean was upbeat and energetic and had great ideas for displaying all the donated merchandise. We depended on Jean for answers to our many questions as volunteers.
We had many conversations and many laughs and fun working with Jean.
All of us were saddened to see this news.
Rest in the arms of the angels . You are a bright star that gave us much happiness when you were present with us at Kristen’s Kloset. Thank you family for sharing Jean with Southington . She made a real difference in the lives of young people here.

Thomas McNulty

October 7, 2021

Dear Lin,
These words come from the past but they are no less sincere for that. Your relationship with Jeannie was a special one and I can only imagine the pain you must be feeling right about now. Please know that you, Jean, your Mom and Dad . . . Tally too . . . are in my prayers and not forgotten. May perpetual light shine upon them. Sincerely, Tom McNulty

Betty (Donohoe) Donahue

October 3, 2021

Sorry for your loss,