Jean M. Grindlay Trankovich

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trankovich, jean m.
Jean M. Grindlay Trankovich, age 76, of Stratford, beloved wife of Deacon Rudolph Trankovich, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 with her loving family by her side. Born in Wardsboro, Vermont, daughter of the late James and Bernice Cobb Grindlay. Jean had been a Stratford Town resident for over 50 years. Jean was a graduate of the Leland-Grey High School of Townshend, VT and had attended the University of Connecticut. Jean had also been a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader for several years. She enjoyed world travel with her husband, especially to Europe, Hawaii and cruises to various destinations. Jean enjoyed sewing and most of all, caring for her family and her home. She also provided great support to her husband Rudy during his studies for the Diaconate. Jean will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. In addition to Deacon Rudy, her devoted husband of 54 years, Jean is survived by her sons Lawrence Trankovich of Nevada and Philip Trankovich of Virginia, a daughter Linda Ouillette and her husband Brad of Milford, grandchildren Kevin, Alison and Emily Trankovich and Nicole Ardito and Vincent M. Ardito III. Jean leaves behind her brother James Grindlay and a sister Marilyn Guertin both of East Hartford as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11am DIRECTLY in St. Emery's Church, 838 Kings Hwy, Fairfield with burial to follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Calling hours will be held in the funeral home on Friday ( TODAY ) from 3-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Emery's Church or to Masonicare, 33 North Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford, Ct 06492. To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit


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Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 256-8988
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Published in Connecticut Post from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2014