M. Jeanne (St. Arnould) Sciarra, 98, of Suffield, former longtime resident of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at St. Francis Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Louis Sciarra Jr.
Jeanne was born on Sept. 15, 1923, and raised in Meriden. She was the only daughter of eight children born to the late George J. and Perley (Ouellette) St. Arnould. She attended Meriden schools, graduating from Meriden High School, Class of 1941. Jeanne started her working career during World War II as a secretary for the American Red Cross, Meriden Chapter, where she was employed for 13 years. She found new employment at the Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Company, where she worked for 25 years, prior to retiring in 1991, as a Pension Analyst. While there, she enjoyed an active social life and was a member of the Aetna 39ers. Jeanne was a faithful communicant of St. Christopher Church in East Hartford, as well as a member of the church Senior and Walking Club's. In addition, she hosted a small Christian Community at her home. Other activities she enjoyed included putting jigsaw puzzles together, solving word searches, playing bingo, reading, and spending time with friends. Her most cherished moments were those spent with her loving family.
She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her son, John L. Sciarra and his wife, Lisa of Enfield; her daughter, Nancy L. Salvati and her husband, Anthony of Somers; her four adored grandchildren, Christine, Michael, and Matthew Salvati, and Elizabeth Sciarra. Along with her husband and parents, Jeanne was predeceased by seven brothers, George (Joseph), William Francis (infant 7 months), Albert, Raymond, Wilbrod (Wilbert), Norman and Ernest St. Arnould.
The family would like to express their thanks to the caring staff of Suffield By The River and to Dr. Arthur Skalski, MD of Enfield.
There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Jeanne's life will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. in St. Christopher Church of St. Edmund Campion Parish, 538 Brewer St., East Hartford. Burial will follow the Mass in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Section M), 1 Cottage Grove Road, Bloomfield.
At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Edmund Campion Parish.
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Published by Journal Inquirer from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21, 2021.