Meriden- Jeannette G. Ratte, 91, wife of the late Rosaire J. Ratte, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Coccomo Healthcare Center. She was born February 15, 1925 in Meriden, the daughter of the late Emile and Malbina Gervais. Jeannette attended local schools, worked for New Departure and later retired from Yale Motor Inn in Wallingford. She was a parishioner of St. Laurent Church and Our Lady of Fatima Church. Jeannette was a loving wife and mother, always thinking about others before herself. She is survived by two sons, Gary Ratte of Wallingford and Kevin Rattay of Arizona; a daughter Nancy Hodson and her husband Phil of Arizona; a son-in-law, Mike Matteau of New York; and a brother, Raymond Gervais of Wallingford. She was predeceased by a daughter, Paula Matteau and three brothers; Thomas, Emile and Robert Gervais. A mass to celebrate Jeannette's life will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 382 Hope Hill Rd., Wallingford. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gypsy Lane, Meriden. There will be no calling hours. Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. Mom, thank you for always being there for me. Your love and wisdom will be with me always. I will miss you so much, but I take comfort in my belief that you are reunited with Dad and Paula and one day we will all be together.

    And thank you for endulging me through my peanut butter phase, not all Mom’s would have!

    Your loving daughter, Nancy

  2. My deepest condolences to the family of Jennette. To Gary, may the wonderful memories ease the pain of death.

  3. In my lifetime I have meet a lot of people but Jeannette was one of the nicest person that I had the honor to know. She always opened the door to her home for me and then made me laugh and put a smile on my face afterwards. She will be truly missed and a wonderful person that I shall remember in my heart. God rest her soul.

  4. Mom, thank you so much for your steady hand through all the ups and downs of our life together. You taught me so much and your lessons remain a part of who I have become. I am grateful for the lifetime of encouragement you gave me and the simple lessons of kindness, respect and service to others. Your spirit remains with me now and will remain with me throughout the rest of my life. Thank you for your love and in your own special ways of showing it.

  5. mom you will always be in my memories. Now you are with dad and paula. All of you will be in my heart. Rest in peace and may the lord be with you.

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