Obituary: Jeannette Evelyn Palau Meaney, 89, of Milford

Jeannette Evelyn Palau Meaney, 89, of Milford, beloved wife of the late Edward F. Meaney (Duffy) for 47 years, died on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 surrounded by her family and caregivers at West River Healthcare after a long illness.

Mrs. Meaney was born in Milford, CT on June 25, 1925 to the late Charles and Gertrude Smithhenner Palau.

Jeannette (Babe Palau), graduated from Milford High School in 1943 and was described as “Snappy, clever, full of fun, she had a smile for everyone.” She was a long-time member of St. Ann’s and Christ the Redeemer’s Ladies Guild and served on numerous PTAs in town. She was known for her delicious pies and other delectable treats.

Jeannette was proud to be a “Walnut Beach Kid” with sand in her shoes. She was a loyal Boston Red Sox fan and an honorary Celtic woman.

Survivors include her children; Edward F. Meaney III (Sandi) of Guilford, Colleen Murray (Shawn) of Milford, her cherished eight grandchildren; Alyssa, Christopher, Keith, Stash, Erin, Austin, Beau and Shawn; seven great-grandchildren; Blake, Xzavier, Brock, Stashu, Lily, Hallie and Jordin.

Mrs. Meaney is predeceased be her son, Keith Charles Meaney, stepfather, Stanley Kannia and sister, Louise Dautrich.

The family would like to recognize and thank her caregivers at West River Healthcare and Seasons Hospice for their continuous love, care, and support for Mrs. Meaney. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 8 at 11:00AM DIRECTLY in Christ the Redeemer Church, 325 Oronoque Road, Milford. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West River HCC, Recreation, 245 Orange Avenue, Milford, CT 06461.

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