Jean Elizabeth Falconer, 84, of Northampton, Mass., died on March 23, 2013. She was born on November 26, 1928 in Manchester, NH, the oldest daughter of William Falconer and Louise Lewis. She attended Newton High School and then the Chamberlain School of Retailing. She married Albert Zesiger, and they had four children. Over the course of her life, she had many interests that she pursued with passion: classical music and piano; gemology and estate jewelry; interior design; and most important to her, her faith and mission work. She is survived by her sister, Mary Falconer of New York City, and her four children, Jeffrey Zesiger of Northampton, MA; David Zesiger of Washington, D.C.; Doug Zesiger of Point Richmond, CA; and Susan Zesiger Callaway of Santa Monica, CA. She is also urvived by nine grandchildren. A memorial service in her honor wil be held on April 21st at 2 p.m. at Gateway Christian Fellowship, 129 Bull Hill Rd., West Haven, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Billye Brim Ministries (www.billyebrim.org) or SOS Childrens Villages International (www.childrenvillages.org).
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Published in The Country Gazette from Apr. 13 to Apr. 20, 2013