Jean Leety

Jean Leety

Sunday, December 13th, 1925 Sunday, October 6th, 2019

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Obituary for Jean Elizabeth Leety (Richard)

Jean Elizabeth (nee Richard) Leety, a resident of Newtown for over sixty years, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning, October 6, 2019.

Jean is survived by her husband of sixty-six years, Charles “Chuck” Leety, their son, Robert “Bob” Leety and his wife, Dawn, of Milford, CT, their daughter-in-law, Betsey Horberg Leety, of Newtown, CT, their daughter, Sarah “Sally” Stevens, and her husband, Brad, of Brentwood, NH, their grandchildren, Steven and Lucy Leety-Wheeler, Beth and Evan Walsh, Eric and Amy Hersom, Christina and Migual Estrada, Paul Fenaroli, and Zachary Stevens, their great-grandchildren, Maddie and Charlie Leety-Wheeler, Aubree, Natalee, and Daniel Walsh, and Logan Estrada, and her brother, Alan V. Richard, and his wife, Sigrid, of El Paso, TX.

Jean was born in Greenport, New York, on December 13, 1925, the daughter of Vinton and Helen (Vail) Richard, and grew up surrounded by family in the small village of Orient, New York. After graduating from Greenport High School in 1943, Jean moved to New York City and attended The Packard School, where she completed their Complete Secretarial Course in 1944. She met Chuck in 1952 while working for Alcoa, and they married in December of that year. After the birth of their son, Bob, they moved to Newtown in 1957 and have lived there ever since.

Jean enjoyed playing bridge and attending Bible study, and she LOVED to read. First and foremost, though, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Jean was an active member of the Newtown Congregational Church and, most recently, Valley Presbyterian Church in Brookfield.

A memorial service was held in her honor at Valley Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 3:30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Newtown Meals on Wheels, PO Box 122, Newtown, CT 06470. Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown is serving the family.

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    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 3:30pm
    Valley Presbyterian Church
    21 West Whisconier Road
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    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

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Al and Sigi, Charie, Steve and Clyde, and other have sent flowers to the family of Jean Elizabeth Leety (Richard).
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Diane Lauricella

My sincere condolences to Chuck, Bob and Sally and family. News of Jean's passing was sad to hear and I have fond memories of our family get-togethers! Chuck and Jean were such a loving couple who after all their years of marriage still had an everlasting love and patience.
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To Jean and Charles Leety. I want to thank you both for letting me be apart of your family for a short while, and for extending love and kindness that surrounded Eric for the remaining time. I will never forget you two, and you will always remain in my heart. Love Always. Cris Hersom
Comment | Posted at 08:01pm via Condolence

Judith Pesce

Our sympathy to the Leety family.
Fondly, the Pesce family
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Jean Wilkins Leety

Our sympathy and prayers for the entire family...A life well-lived... From James Leety and Jeannie in Colorado
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Al and Sigi

For Chuck, Bob and Sally with Families, sharing your sadness with thoughts and prayers, with love and hugs, and with loving memories of Jean.
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