Obituary: Jeanette M. Risley, 97, of Trumbull

Jeanette M. Risley, age 97, of Trumbull, passed quietly into heaven on Friday night, July 19, 2013, at home surrounded by people she loved.

A longtime resident of Bridgeport and Trumbull, she was the daughter of the late Henry L. and Mary F. Reilly Risley.

Jeanette left her mark on everyone she met. Commonly known to the younger generation as grandma Nette, she became great grandma in the last few years of her life and enjoyed both of her great grandchildren.

Jeanette was a graduate of both Harding High School and the University of Connecticut. She spent over 40 years working for St. Vincent’s Medical Center, retiring in 1981 as patient representative director and was also a registered physical therapist.

Jeanette was a member of the Council of Catholic Women and St. Andrew Parish Ladies’ Guild. She lived a long and fulfilling life, full of love for people and a deep devotion to her faith.

She will be missed by family, extended family and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 23rd, at 11:00 a.m., meeting directly in St. Andrew Church, 435 Anton Street, Bridgeport, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford. There will be no prior calling hours.

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