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Janet (Socha) Acelin

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ACELIN, Janet (Socha)

Janet (Socha) Acelin, 63, of East Hartford, died Friday, (December 12, 2003) at her home. She was born January 24, 1940 in Manchester. She leaves, Robert K. Acelin, her loving husband of 43 years; four children, Kenneth Acelin and wife, Beth of Manchester, Ray Acelin of Manchester, Robert A. Acelin and wife, Beverly of Manchester and Debbie Acelin Clancy and husband, Timothy of Tolland; brothers, Stanley Socha of Rockville and Tony Socha and wife, Rose of Stafford Springs; grandchildren, Jessica Acelin, twin brothers, Kris and Kyle Acelin, Emily and Abby Acelin, Taylor Acelin and Kellie and Kerrie Clancy; many In-laws, nephews, nieces and close friends. She was predeceased by her foster parents, Forest and Mary Gray and a brother, Mike Socha. Jan graduated from Windham High School in 1957. Jan worked for 17 years at Multi-Circuits Industry in Manchester as a Photo Technician before leaving in June 1985. In October of 1985 she took a position with the Dept. of Income Maintenance (DDS) in Hartford as a clerk. She worked in the Energy Department, the File Room and the Photo ID Room before being promoted to the Administrative Office as a secretary to work for the District Director. In May of 1993 she transferred to the Department of Social Services in Manchester to work for two Field Operation Managers. While in Manchester she became Secretary II. She volunteered on many campaigns; US Savings Bond campaigns, Hearts in Bloom; March of Dimes and Blue Jeans for Baby campaign. Jan worked at DDS for 13-1/2 years before retiring in June 1999. She was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church of East Hartford. She was a member of the set back league at the America Legion and the V.F.W. for many years. She was also a member and one of the founders of the DELTA Club associated with the V.F.W. Jan also bowled on the Zodiac League at the Vernon Lanes. Many, many years ago prior to that she bowled at the Holiday Lanes in Manchester. She enjoyed NASCAR Racing and was a member of the Steve Park fan club. A special thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Francis Cancer Center in Hartford. A prayer service will be Tuesday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Family and friends may call Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, any donations may be sent to St. Francis Cancer Center 114 Woodland Street Hartford, CT 06105 or donate to your own charity as you wish.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 15, 2003
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