Jean (Gencarelli) Horton, 75, of Misquamicut Hills Road, Westerly, R.I., died peacefully on March 26, 2010, at The Westerly Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Anthony S. Horton, Sr.
Born in Westerly on March 13, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Cosmo and Carmella (Terranova) Gencarelli.
Mrs. Horton had been a Real Estate Broker for Randall Reality for many years. She also had been an administrative assistant for the Trumbull School System and a flight attendant for TWA during its first trans-continental flights.
Jean graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree. At URI, Jean was actively involved in her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, was captain of the cheerleading squad, and was vice president of her graduating class.
A former resident of Trumbull, Conn., she had been active in Cub Scouts and past president of the Hillandale Women's Golf Association. She was a member of the Watch Hill Yacht Club, Winnapaug Golf Club and a communicant of the St. Clare Church.
Besides her husband of over 50 years, she will be sadly missed by her children, Anthony "TJ" S. Horton, Jr., of Santa Monica, Calif., Mary Beth Keefe and her husband Larry of Westerly, and Kathryn "Kit" Caldicott and her husband Daniel of Maynard, Mass. She was the loving and devoted grandmother of Andrew and Brian Keefe, Matthew, Liza and Liam Caldicott. She also leaves her brother, Francis Gencarelli of Westerly, and her sisters, Stella Dudenhoefer and Martha Novakoff, both of Naples, Fla.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Anna M. Highfill and Daisy Lindley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Clare Church, 6 Crandall Ave., Misquamicut. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 28, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St. Westerly.
Donations may be made to the American Parkinson Association, 455 Tollgate Road, Warwick, R.I. 02886, or the American Cancer Society
, 222 Richmond St., Suite 204, Providence, R.I. 02903.