Jean Ann Koepke

jean koepke

September 11, 1938 ~ August 22, 2022

Resided in: Hamden, CT

Jean Ann Koepke, age 83. of Hamden, passed away August 22, 2022. Born in Eastbourne, England on September 11, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Albert William Herd and Sylvia Jean Patrick (Reddick) Herd Warner. Jean was the widow of Edward Richard Koepke. She is survived by her daughter Cindy Koepke and her fiancée Robert Merk; her brother Edward Warner; niece Jessica; cousin Deborah Forte; numerous other nieces and nephews; and very best friend Susan Aprea. Jean was predeceased by her sisters, Roberta Piscitelle and Victoria Bartone. Jean lived most of her life in Hamden. Family, especially her daughter whom she was best friends with, was the most important thing in her life. She volunteered for many years at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She always had a passion for animal rescue, which was one of her qualities that made people love her. She spent most of her adult life taking care of cats and dogs that people no longer wanted. She was a poodle groomer for many years and raised several championship dogs. She loved bowling and for many years developed very close friendships with her team, which she thought of as family.
Family and friends may attend her Memorial Service on Saturday, Oct. 1st at 10:00 a.m. at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will be private. Contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to Our Companions Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 956, Manchester, CT 06045.


Memorial Service: October 1, 2022 10:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Cindy, may the sweet memories of your mom be with you always. She raised you and taught you well. Now her legacy will continue through you.

    Much love,

  2. Cindy – my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As we affectionally called her “Mrs. Jean” our awesomely loving neighbor for all of my life. She watched all of us grow up and it was so nice to meet across the fence and chat about everything from animals, politics, the goings on in Hamden. In her later years it was so cute to see the signal her and my mom would give each other to let them know they were up (Mrs. Jean would raise her shade in the kitchen). We are going to truly miss her infectious laugh, watching her take care of all of the animals with such love and care and to blow kisses across the fence at each other. I will miss her but her wonderful memories will be with me forever . Take your rest Ms. Jean you have gone from labor to reward.

  3. Cindy,
    I’m very sorry to learn of the loss of your Mom and dear friend. My condolences to you and all of her loved ones.
    Al Pacelli

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