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MACDONALD, Jeanette Crane Jeanette Crane Macdonald, 84, of Fenwood Grove Road, Old Saybrook, beloved wife of Robert Macdonald 59 years married, died on Saturday, (April 26, 2008) at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born on April 3, 1924 in Ivoryton, daughter of the late Harold and Zypha (Wilcox) Crane. Jeanette was raised in Groton and Ivoryton. She was a 1942 graduate of Fitch High School in Groton. She had lived in Fairfield from 1956 to 1991 before moving to Old Saybrook in 1991. Jeanette was a member of the Fairfield Grace Methodist Church in Fairfield and the Rebecca Circle. A former Girl Scout leader, a member of the Audubon Society, a volunteer at the Mill River Nature Center, a 25 year member of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, a member of the Sound Steppers Square Dance Club and the Fairfield Square Dance Club. Jeanette's many interests were her love of nature and gardening, quilting, hiking, reading, painting, sailing, woodworking, cross country skiing, and she loved traveling to Maine. Jeanette is survived by her loving family, a son, James R. Macdonald of Burnham, ME; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen Crane Macdonald and Geno Piacentini of Bridgeport; a sister, Frances Ross of Florida; three grandchildren, Ian J. Macdonald and Jeannette R. Macdonald both of Burnham, ME, Kenneth A. and granddaughter-in-law, Jessica Macdonald, Jr. of Middletown; great grandson, Tristan R. Macdonald and also several nieces and nephews. Jeanette was predeceased by a son, Kenneth A. Macdonald, Sr. Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 3, at 10 a.m. at the Robinson, Wright and Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St., Centerbrook. Burial will be in the family plot in Centerbrook Cemetery, Centerbrook. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Connecticut Forest and Park Association at www.ctwoodlands.org

Published in The Hartford Courant on May 1, 2008
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