Jane Turner French, age 78, formerly of Windsor Rd., Hamden, passed away March 20, 2013; wife of the late Nelson French; daughter of the late Will and Edna Turner; beloved mother of Paul of Wallingford, CT, Daniel of Hamden, CT and Stephen of Milford, CT; loving mother-in-law of Jenni Darius French, Lynn Petrosemolo French, and Cheryl Haynam French, all of CT; grandmother of Erin, Connor, Turner and Hayden French, all of CT and sister of Ann Turner Browne of Branford. Jane was passionately involved as a volunteer at St. Rita's Church in Hamden, both as an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist and with the church's RCIA ministry. Prior to her retirement, Jane was a longtime employee of Press/Cuozzo and Beazley Co-Realtors. Friends may visit with her family on Friday, March 22nd from 4-7:00 PM at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT and may attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00 AM in St. Rita's Church, 1620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Her interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamden. Contributions in Jane's memory may be made to St. Rita's Church, RCIA Ministry, 1620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. Dear French family, I am so terribly saddened to hear about your loss. I hope that in this tough time you will all seek comfort in each other, and that your pleasant memories of your loved one, perhaps now bittersweet, will soon be restored to you as a source of hope, and joy. All my love to you.

  2. Dear Paul and Jenni and family: My deepest condolences on the loss of your mom this past week. My prayers are with you all. Michele Smith, Church Administrator, FBC of Wallingford.

  3. Jane will be dearly missed from St Rita’s Church. Both her and Nelson were so active in all aspects of parish life. Their presence were lights to us all and the world is a little bit darker without them.

  4. Jane will be dearly missed from St Rita’s Church. Both her and Nelson were so active in all aspects of parish life. Their presence were lights to us all and the world is a little bit darker without them.

  5. My heart is heavy for each of you. It is good to think on all this from her, God’s and the heavenly perspective. It is good to not just ask why her earthly life had to end now, but also why God created her and we all have been blessed by God through her. It is good to think of her welcome party into heaven and all the many present and joyous with her. Be assured of my and many others’ prayers calling on God’s promise to comfort you who mourn. Do share this time of grief, that it may be lessened. Do share all the times of joy, that they may be multiplied.

  6. Sending our deepest sympathy to the French Family. May God be with you and remember your Mom is a beautiful Angel in heaven watching down on us. She left behind her loving family who will always keep her memories close to their hearts

  7. To all members of the French family… Jane and Nelson were dear friends to my mother, Helen, and shared some special moments together in and around the parish of St. Rita in Hamden. A distinctly classy, kind and thoughtful woman it was a pleasure to know Jane. She is warmly remembered and always will be. My most sincere condolences…

  8. To the French family…Your Mother had a wonderful life filled with a deep love for her family and a strong faith in God. She was such a good friend and I will miss her deeply.

  9. We feel so blessed to have known Jane. We will miss her wink and conversation on Sunday morning. Our deepest smpathy goes out to her family. Jane thank you for helping us reunite with Dan and Lynn <3 Your smile will remain in our hearts forever - Eric, Kathy, Erica and Alexander

  10. Dan, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. No words can take away the pain in your heart, only time will do that. May you find joy in your loving memories.

  11. Dear French Family, I am so sorry to hear about Jane. Some people are relatives by blood and others by heart, I considered both your mom and dad my aunt and uncle by heart. Jane was such a good friend to my parents and family. I will miss her laughter, smiles, and winks ;).May she live on in all the in all of the hearts she touched, for she will be missed more than words can say. .Those we love don’t go away,They walk beside us every day,Unseen, unheard, but always near,Still loved, still missed and very dear.. My very deepest sympathy, Leslie Hines Bravato and Family

  12. Dear French Family, I had the pleasure of working with Jane at the Beazley Company and what a proud wife and mother she was. I did have the honor of meeting you and working with some of you. I just wanted to offer my deepest condolences to all of you.

  13. Dear French Family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. We pray for healing in your hearts and we take comfort in knowing the Lord is near and dear to you all. In Love,

  14. Dear French Family, We are terribly sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time and may you find strength for your hearts to heal.

  15. God bless you, Paul, Jenni and all the French family. Jane was such a blessing to so many – what a huge loss. May the Lord’s comfort and strength be yours. Bill & Debbie

  16. God bless you, Paul, Jenni and all the French family. Jane was such a blessing to so many – what a huge loss. May the Lord’s comfort and strength be yours. Bill & Debbie

  17. God bless you, Paul, Jenni and all the French family. Jane was such a blessing to so many – what a huge loss. May the Lord’s comfort and strength be yours. Bill & Debbie

  18. My most sincere condolences on your lost. I’ve know Jane for many years thru Beazley then Press & Cuozzo and then personally when we would meet for lunch with another good friend. Jane was always such a loving, caring person who was so well loved by all. She will be missed by many including myself.

  19. Paul, Dan and Stephen – my condolences on the passing of your Mom. I still have vivid memories of your mom (and dad) at Bassett Field and in gyms around town while growing up. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

  20. Paul, Danny, and Stephen (& families); our deepest consonances for the loss of your mom (& grandmom). She was a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Vin & Ali

  21. Paul, Jenny and family are wonderful, amazing people. We are sad for the loss of your Mom. Prayers for peace and comfort from Jesus at this time. Love to you all.

  22. To Paul, Jenni, Turner and Hayden Our thoughts are with you at this time. I know your hearts are heavy but please remember the wonderful times you have had with your mom, mother in law and grandma. I hear she was a wonderful woman God bless you all

  23. To the entire French Family, I am sending my sincere condolences at this time of loss. As I message to Paul French the other evening, I know that Jane is at peace with Nelson and will now be watching over the family as a guardian with a Divine perspective! Love NEVER dies and stays locked in our hearts! Auntie Jane worked hard on this earth and now rests with The Lord in Heaven! Amen

  24. To the family of Jane French, I know Dan French through work and if he is any indication, Mrs. Jane French was an extraordinary women and mother. See shall be missed. Gob bless you all.

  25. Hi Dan and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing and sorry I was unable to make the services. I have fond memories of her at St. Rita’s church. She was a passionate, spirited and lovely woman. (she and your dad are in each others arms again) I will keep you and yours in prayer, Dan. God bless always.

  26. Dear Paul and Jenni, We were both sorry to hear of Paul’s mother’s passing. While this is such a sad time of loss, sometimes it might also help to think about Jane actually meeting Jesus a little sooner than the rest of us! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you and yours during this time of family transition. Fondly, Linda and Tom

  27. To All Her .Boys. and Families We both are so sad to hear of Jane’s passing. She was a wonderful person. We will miss her e-mails to us about her family and .The Lord. which were so important to her. It was great for us when we went up to Ct and saw her a couple of years ago. Our sympathies are sent to you all.

  28. To the French family…Your Mother had a wonderful life filled with a deep love for her family and a strong faith in God. She was such a good friend and I will miss her deeply.

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