Jean D. Swenson, 71, of Brooklyn, CT, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2015. Jean was born in 1943 to George F. and Ethelyn (Mount) Dickinson in Hartford, CT. She grew up in West Hartford, and later moved to Woodstock, CT. Jean worked for many years as a visiting nurse and supervisor for Community Health and Home Care in Pomfret, CT. She later worked as a nurse for the Eastconn Young Adult Program in Danielson, CT where she formed a strong bond with her students. Jean enjoyed reading, nature, working in her yard, and spending time with her grandchildren. Jean could often be seen walking the river trail in Putnam and searching for sea glass at the Maine seashore.
Jean will be dearly missed by her family including her three daughters and their families; daughter Lisa May O’Neill and her children Rose Mary and Olivia Jean of Belmont, MA, daughter Kelly Jean (James) Tourtellotte and their children Lydia May and Alison Elizabeth of Putnam, daughter Elizabeth Jane (Hans) Rhynhart and their children Emma Elizabeth and Hans Gunther of Woodstock, her sister Janet Lee Dickinson of Everett, MA, her niece R. Taeza Pittman and family, nephew Eric Pierce and wife, and dear friend Deb Williams. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Christopher George Swenson.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Jean’s family from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Sunday April 19, 2015 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, Ct. A graveside service will be held on Monday April 20, 2015 at 12:00 noon in Elmvale Cemetery, Roseland Park Rd. Woodstock, CT. Memorial donations may be made to beautify the River Trail, c/o Putnam Parks & Recreation Dept. 126 Church St. Putnam, CT 06260 or to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St. Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com