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Jeane R. Stallard, 89, beloved wife of Christopher Stallard, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20. Born in her grandmother’s house in Deep River, daughter of Francis and Theresa Lebert Rutty, Jeane grew up in the Depression.
She remembered living in Hartford, Wethersfield, and Cobalt, settling in Old Saybrook in the 1940s, where she attended Old Saybrook High School. She knew and worked for Miss James at James’ Pharmacy until the early 1950s.
Jeane was married to Doug Carlson, who, with his father, ran Carlson’s Grocery Store. She and Doug had three children, Doug, Don, and Donna, and Mr. Carlson died suddenly in 1960.
Jeane married Christopher Stallard in 1962, they would spend 58 years together, having two children, Michael and Paul.
Over the years, Jeane was active in various groups, a former president of the local PTA, and ran on Robbie Colomore’s ticket in the early 1960s for town treasurer. A former Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader, Jeane signed up to deliver coffee and donuts to the workers building the “new” Chester Elementary School. She was also a former Avon lady and retired as assistant tax collector.
Jeane was an avid reader and loved visiting with family and friends. She will be missed.
She is survived by her husband Christopher Stallard of Chester, her sister Shirley Bowie of New Hampshire, and her five children, Doug Carlson of Clinton, Don (Barbara) Carlson of California, Donna Carlson-Germini of Chester, Michael Stallard of Chester, and Paul (Addie) Stallard of Florida. She is also survived by Vinny Germini of Chester, he was always there for her; her five grandchildren, Tim Carlson of Chester, Matt (Sarah) Germini of Chester, Eric (Kayla) Carlson of Illinois, Ashley (Eric) Champion of Deep River, and Courtney Stallard of Florida; three great-grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
Services will be private and held at a later date.
Donations can be made to the Chester Hose Company or Lower Valley Visiting Nurses.