Jeanette K. Murdock, age 90, of Morrissey Manor, 18 Bayshore Drive in West Haven, formerly of Northford, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2009 with her family by her side at her daughter's home in Hamden. Jeanette was born in New Haven, CT on March 30, 1918, daughter of Adrien and Mamie (Wandelear) Vets. Sister of William Vets. Mother and mother-in-law of David Murdock (Terry Moreshead), William Murdock (Dolores), and Jeanette Murdock (Peter Johnson) and Ruth Ramsted. Grandmother of David Murdock, Jr. (Patricia), Thomas Murdock (Lynn), Cathy Barboza (Michael), Ann-Marie Doyle (Patrick), Laurie Ellis (David) and Debra Doyle (Mark). Also, survived by 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Sophie Losaw, Frank LaVelle, Dotty Grande, Judy (Ron) Giaquinto and very special feline friend Miss Lily. 'Adopted mother of' Regina DeCato and Paul Richardson (Patty). She was predeceased by sisters Mary Warner and Rose LeFever, brother Adrian (Sonny) Vets and great grandson Ariel Crespo. Jeanette was a former parishioner of St. Andrews in Northford and taught Sunday school for many years. She was a founding member of the Lady's Auxiliary, Company 3 Firehouse. She volunteered for more than 10 years at the Morrissey Manor lunch room. She was an avid gardener and a friend to all who met her. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by all. The family wishes to thank Drs. Kumo and Lucky Fernando, Dr. Ronald D'Andrea, the staff at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, Whitney Manor and Connecticut Hospice for their excellent care and support. Friends may visit with the family Saturday, March 7 at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVENUE, HAMDEN from 4-7 PM. Prayer service at 6:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, 06405.

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  1. I met Jeanette just 3 years ago while working as a public health nurse. I fell in love with her instantly, she was a beautiful and regal lady. We shared stories about the many restaurants she had enjoyed. She so reminded me of my own mother. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family

  2. Jeanette was the .Sweet Lady at Morrissey Manor. Everyone that knew Jeanette had great respect for her. She will be greatly missed. Sorry for your loss and god bless you at this hour.

  3. To the Murdock Family I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed working with Jeannette and how much I will miss her. She always came into my office with a smile and a bag matching her outfit that contained very well organized notes and paperwork. She usually wanted to inquire about pertinent issues that made her life at Morrissey Manor a little more enriched….and afterwards… we always enjoyed a chat. She was well liked by all and you could see her compassion for life by the way she revered her friends and neighbors, and how she so kindly treated and loved Lilly. Jeanette was a special lady and my deepest condolences to her family who you could see loved her so dearly. She was a gentle soul and will be missed by all of us who knew her while she resided with us. Dian Viesselman, RSC West Haven Housing Authority

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