Leung, Jean You.
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Jean You Leung, a.k.a. Jean You Lee
Jean You Leung passed away at her home in Monroe at the age of 87.
Jean was born in China on July 7, 1926. She married Wing Dep Leung in 1947 and moved to Ansonia, CT later that year. As their family began to grow, they moved to Bridgeport, CT, where she and her husband worked tirelessly at their family-run business, John Den Laundry, for over 30 years. Jean and her husband decided to retire in Monroe, CT, where she called her hometown for the past 33 years.
Jean showed her pride and her passion through her many gardens that she cultivated at each home. Her love of gardening continued throughout her final summer months. Thankfully, she shared the talents of her bounty as she shared tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers and all kinds of exotic Chinese vegetables with family, friends and neighbors. Her flowers were spectacular!
She also enjoyed watching wrestling and cooking shows on television.
She was a caring mother to Corinna, her special needs child. She became passionate about helping the mentally disabled at The Goodwill Industries and Kennedy Center.
She was also a dedicated wife who took care of her stroke-stricken husband. Her dedication did not waiver as her husband's health continued to deteriorate over the remaining 25 years of his life. She was also appreciative of all the care given to her husband at the VA Healthcare Center of West Haven, CT.
Jean is survived by her children: Evelyn Lilly and companion, George Knox (of Monroe) Leon Leung and wife, Patti (of Shelton) Helen Lee and companion, Patrick Burdo (of Trumbull) Corinna Lee (of Monroe); grandchildren: Antoinette (Chip) Callahan and husband, Gerard (of Wolcott) Jonathan and Jasmine Leung (of Shelton) Sara J. Spring (of Texas); great-grandchildren: Connor and Evyn Callahan (of Wolcott); a sister-in-law: Thom Suet Fong Chan and many nieces and nephews on the East and West coasts.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wing Dep Leung and brother, Chan Kuen Chan.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Goodwill Industries - 165 Ocean Terrace, Bridgeport, CT 06605
The Kennedy Center, Inc. - 2440 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611
VA Healthcare Center - 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516.
Friends and family may call upon Spadaccino & Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home - 315 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT on Saturday, August 3rd from 9:30 - 12PM. A funeral service will begin at 12PM with burial to follow at the Monroe Center Cemetery - Old Tannery Rd., Monroe, CT To leave an online condolence please visit www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com
Published in Connecticut Post on Aug. 1, 2013