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Jane Fitchett

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FITCHETT, JANE B. R.D. In CT Hospice, Branford, Saturday, May 31, 2014, Jane B. Fitchett of Guilford, formerly of Madison, CT. Beloved wife of the late Capt. Charles Lee Fitchett, (Ret. NHPD). Born on August 16, 1923, in Ansonia, CT, daughter of the late Nino and Celina Benatti. Loving mother of Jane (Stephen) Zito of Guilford, and Charlene (Richard) Rohloff of Clinton. Also survived by three grandchildren, Jason (Amy) Courtmanche of Storrs, Stephen M. Zito of Guilford and Stephanie Zito and her fiancé Jeremy Waldman of Guilford, two great-grandchildren, Cormac and Elsa and dearest friend Waltraut Schwarzkopf. Mrs. Fitchett attended St. Teresa’s College in Winona, MN, UCONN, and graduated from St. Joseph’s, West Hartford, CT, then interned at St. Raphael’s Hospital. She was the first registered dietitian of St. Raphael’s Hospital and then became Director of Food and Nutrition from 1951 to 1993. She was the oldest living registered dietitian in the State of CT. She was a member of American Dietetic Assoc, CT Dietetic Assoc, American Society for Hospital Food Service Administration and CT Society for Hospital Food Administration. She received the Distinguished Service Award for Unique and Notable Contributions to the Hospital of St. Raphael and the Sister Louise Anthony Award for exemplifying the highest standards of the hospital community. Mrs. Fitchett loved knitting, crocheting, tatting, reading, crossword puzzles, flea markets, “Judge Judy” and her many kitties. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 4, at 11:30am in St. George Church, 33 Whitfield St, Guilford. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter’s Cemetery, Derby. Friends may call prior to Mass from 9 to 11am at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St. Guilford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Fitchett’s memory may be made to Charlie’s Closet, 310 State St, Guilford, CT 06437. They lend medical equipment to those in need. For more information or to send an online condolence for the family, please visit
Published in The New Haven Register on June 2, 2014
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