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Jeanette Way LaMacchia

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LAMACCHIA Jeanette Way LaMacchia 81 of Shelton passed away on June 2, 2007 at the Hewitt Memorial home in Shelton. Jeanette was a chiropractor, historian and mother of two sons, Brewster and Guy. She was born in New Jersey and studied at Eastern Chiropractic College in New York. There she met her husband, the late Dominick E. LaMacchia who was a signer and teacher. They returned to upper White Hills in 1966, and built a home in the family apple orchard. She was involved with many area historical societies, and served as president of the Derby Historical society. Jeanette also assisted in the writing of local history books, was regularly called on to trace peoples' genealogy, assist town government with planning and fact finding for historically themed fund raisers and town celebrations and asked to speak at schools. She is survived by her brother Dr. John Brewster and wife, Janice Brewster; two sons and five grandchildren. Jeanette and her brother started a chiropractic clinic in Shelton; She practiced until the age of 77 becoming the oldest practicing chiropractor at the time. .Jeanette loved to travel and had toured the world twice and had many friends from all around the globe. She was active with the local planning for Hubbell Family reunions and traveled to Alaska and Hawaii reunions. Those that knew Jeanette know that she always held a positive outlook of life and looked to the future. A memorial service will be held at the White Hills Baptist Church on School St, Shelton, CT on June 30, 2007 at 1:00 pm. The Reverend Lance Dallaire, formerly of the Huntington Congressional Church will speak. In lieu of flowers, donations for the Derby Historical Society or the White Hills Church Cemetery Association - are being collected in care of the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd Shelton. Offer condolences to the family at www.riverviewfh.com.
Published in Connecticut Post on June 9, 2007
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