Jean (Gencarelli) Horton
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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.

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Published in The Westerly Sun on Mar. 27, 2010.
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April 9, 2010

I am sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She is a great lady and she always had the ability to make me laugh!

Love, Alice Neville Blossom
Alice Blossom
April 9, 2010
John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Praying for your family at this time.
Heather Sweet
March 31, 2010
Dear Tony and family, Ernie and I were unable to attend the services for Jean, as we are visiting our daughter in Spain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ernie has fond memories of introducing you to Jean many yrs. ago. Hold fast the wonderful memories that you shared over 50 yrs. God Bless.
Ernie & Jean Stenhouse
March 29, 2010
Tony and family, Janice and I have you in our prayers during this difficult time. Jean's warmth and smile will be missed by all.
Janice and Ed Hebb
March 28, 2010
Tony...We were so sorry to hear about Jean's passing. Mary Auger passed along the news. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy...Marty and Bob Boughner
Marty & Bob Boughner
March 28, 2010
Dear Tony and Family,

My condolences are prayers are with you. God bless Jean and all of you in this sad time.

Thomas Cozzolino
March 28, 2010
Dear Tony and Family,

Susan and I were saddened to learn of Jean's passing. We recall you both as wonderful neighbors---your Mom and Dad, Tony, prior to your arrival on Misquamicut Hills Rd in the early 80's--and friends. We recall Jean's beauty and warm smile coupled with her friendliness. So many superb and fine people--Jean one of them-- in that little community of Misquamicut Hills Rd. We were fortunate to be there with you those years. Please know that our thoughts are with you all at this time.
Susan and Jeff Bastable
March 27, 2010
Tony and family: I have so many wonderful memories of Jean and our friendship at URI and then later as special friends away from "home" in Hawaii and in Connecticut, and then finally as retirees in Westerly. I shall miss Jean so very much.
Much love, June (Capalbo) Hartford-Alley
March 27, 2010
I too am a sorority sister and graduate of URI in 1958. Jean, or as we called her "Genc" was so full of spirit and good will, and always
encouraging all to live up to ADPI standards, and to make our grades. The last time I saw her was at the Merry-Go-Round in Watch Hill several years ago.I am sure she will greatly missed by all. Sincere condolences to all her family.
Fran Egerton McDermott (FEDERAL WAY, WA.)
March 27, 2010
I was saddened to have this information passed on to me by another ADPi. sorority sister. I am a 1958 graduate and had the pleasure of Jeans company and good natured and caring self for our days together at the Kingston Inn(former home of the sorority). My condolences to all of the family. Doris Jensen Daubney
Doris Jensen Daubney
March 27, 2010
Dear Tony, TJ, Marybeth and Kit,

We were so sorry to hear the news about Jean.
The thought that comes to mind was the aerobic class we took at Tr. High in the evenings. We stayed in the back row, tried to keep up and attended a
few classes until she called my from Bpt. Hospital! She laughed and said "we're done" AND how stupid we were to take that class!!
Many other warm memories.......

She will be in my prayers.
With sincere sympathy,
Ann and Joe Keogan
March 27, 2010
Larry & Mary Beth:

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the recent loss of your mother.

Karen Cardone
Karen Cardone
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