JEFFERS, Lena F. (Cecchini)
Lena F. (Cecchini) Jeffers, 76, of East Windsor, died Wednesday (February 13, 2013) at Woodlake of Tolland, with family by her side. Born in Hartford on January 8, 1937 daughter of the late Alfred and Christine (Cardone) Cecchini she had lived in South Windsor before moving to East Windsor. Before retiring, she was a manager at the Hartford Canoe Club of East Hartford for over 30 years. She enjoyed camping, the casino, UConn Basketball and was a diehard fan of the New York Yankees. Her family was her life, especially her precious and loving grandchildren. She leaves a daughter and two sons, Linda Borbas and her husband Brian who was a son-in-law in title but as close in love as a son in life, Raymond C. Jeffers, Jr., Robert J. Jeffers and Christine Kiwczun; seven adoring grandchildren, Justin, Leigha and her husband Christopher, Jessica, Jacquie, Brian "Mr. B", Bobby and Taylor; a great granddaughter, Madison Lena and many nieces and nephews. Everyone who came to know Lena through life's journey came to know a person of strength and integrity who carried herself with honesty. Lena knew that if you were willing to work hard there was nothing you could not accomplish.
Her family will receive friends, today, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ladd, Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road, Vernon. Funeral and burial will be held privately. Memorial donations may be made to
, 350 Church St., Hartford, CT 06103.