November 19 1931 February 12 2020 (age 88)
Obituary Jeanne Marie Cantone, age 88, of Salem, passed away into the arms of the Lord on February 12, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family. Jeanne was born on November 19, 1931 in Cleveland, OH. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Marie (O’Brien) Barrows. Jeanne grew up in Plainville, where she first learned to love the theater. Taking part and acting as the “star” in lead roles in school plays. After high school, she went on to further her study’s in theater. Jeanne married her beloved husband, Frank on January 28, 1956 at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Plainville. The couple made their home and raised their family in Salem. Family vacations and enjoyment often times took place on their sailboat, where Jeanne loved being the second mate. They shared 45 years of marriage before Frank predeceased her on August 27, 2001. Jeanne was a devout Catholic. She shared her faith with many others, working in several ministries at St. Andrew Church in Colchester, where she was a communicant for over 50 years. Some of Jeanne’s ministries included marriage encounters, ACTS retreats, Life Teen and Rosary groups. Jeanne loved to read. Mystery novels were her favorite. She will be remembered fondly by her family as a wise woman with a spunky character, who let them know often that she was “nobody’s fool”, but also showered them with love as she lived her life as a shining example of faith and devotion. Jeanne will be sadly missed but remembered with love by many. She leaves her children, Kate Croxton and her husband Ron of Niantic, Nancy Mattson and her husband, Jeff of Colchester; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Dylan (Rhainne), Maggie (Mike), Angela (Christie), MaryKate, John, Alex, Olivia, Sam; two great-grandchildren, Bella, Jamson; and numerous extended family and friends. Calling hours will be held at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester on Monday, February 17th from 4 – 6 pm and again on Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 10 am. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am at St. Andrew Church in Colchester, followed by burial in New St. Andrew Cemetery. The family requests that memorials in her memory be made in the form of prayers and Masses. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com To send flowers to Jeanne’s family, please visit our floral section.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Jeanne Marie Cantone November 19 1931 February 12 2020 (age 88).
Death notice for the town of: Colchester, state: Connecticut