Jessica Maria Cartier
February 10, 1982 ~ December 3, 2018
Our beautiful Jessica Maria Cartier (Ravizza), born February 10, 1982 in Meriden, CT, departed this world peacefully early morning December 3, 2018 surrounded by family and husband Chad Cartier. Jessie was the loving daughter of Maria A. Griffith of Meriden and Thomas Ravizza of Branford, stepdaughter of Scott Griffith and Maria Gargamelli, and daughter-in-law of Mark and Gay Lynn Cartier of NH. She is also survived by her loving brother Gabriel C. Ravizza (Stephanie Donahue), step siblings Jackie, Mark (Erica), and Michael (Maria) Tamsin, brother-in-law Cory (Lauren) Cartier and sister-in-law Amber (Murphy) Aquaro. She also leaves many special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and her memere, both in the U.S. and Spain. Jessie was predeceased by her grandparents Juan Carretero Martinez and Maria Antonia Fernandez Tobaruela and Thomas and Jenny Ravizza, and her best friend Jamie Gardner. Jessica was a lifelong resident of Meriden and '00 Platt High School graduate where she was a 4 year cheerleader. She also attended CCSU and was a part of the Blue Devil's squad. Jessie was truly a treasure to all who knew and loved her. Despite being born with Cystic Fibrosis, Jessie never let her illness define her. With the heart of a lion, she underwent a double lung transplant in 2010 and with new life met her soul mate, Chad Cartier, whom she married on September 8, 2012. Chad and Jessie enjoyed a wonderful life together with their cats Tinkerbell and Lola. Jessie was an active member of her church. Her heart for music was one of the talents God gave her. She played guitar, piano and sang with her worship group, and enjoyed performing and singing at area nursing homes with her band, Shine. Jessie will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched with her Faith in God, strength, beauty, and grace. A service celebrating Jessica's life will be held on Saturday Dec. 8, 2018 at 10am at New Life Church, 350 High Hill Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492. Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden. Visiting hours will take place on THURSDAY DEC. 6 FROM 5-8PM at New Life Church, Wallingford. Memorial contributions in Jessica's memory may be made to: World Vision by going to www.worldvision.org/donate or by mail: World Vision P.O. Box 9716 Federal Way, WA 98063
Dear Chad and family,
What an honor it has been to have known and cared for Jessica these last 10 years. She was a true warrior with a heart of gold. My deepest sympathy to you all…may you find strength knowing she is at peace in God’s hands. Jess, I will treasure our friendship always….you have left footprints in my heart. Rest in peace, sweet girl.
May memories of Jess and the love of your family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Thinking of you all and wishing you peace and comfort.
I had the pleasure of cheerleading with Jessica at CCSU and I will always remember her as an enthusiastic, cheerful and positive person who never stopped smiling and truly enjoyed her time on the cheerleading squad and on this Earth. My thoughts are with her family and friends as you all celebrate her life and say your goodbyes. May she rest in peace.
Maria and Chad we are so sorry to hear of Jessica’s passing. Jessica brightens the lives of all who knew her and today she is shining bright and watching over her loved ones from heaven. We are praying for God’s comfort to heal your broken hearts. All our Love and God’s Peace, Paul and Deb Komater
Maria, so sorry to hear about Jessica my Prayers go out for you and the entire family. I can only imagine how hard this is for you, May God give you strength to remember all of the good memories of her.
sorry for your loss..sounds like heaven got another angel
I’m so sorry that Jessie was taken so soon. I only knew her for the last couple of years but she brought such joy and peace to all – I’m glad that I had that time with her. She was such a special person. I pray that God will bring you and all her family and friends
comfort and healing.
Dearest Maria, Chad and family, I was devastated to hear that Jessica has gone home to Heaven. I pray that you will know the strength of our Lord’s arms carrying you through these sorrowful days. Jess was an amazing young woman who lived her faith. Sent with much love and many prayers for strength and comfort, Elizabeth Glenney