Jeanette MacKenzie (Peterson)
Jeanette P. MacKenzie of Silverbrook Estates in Orange, CT passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018. She was born on January 26, 1926, daughter of Fritz E. and Jennie Nylander Peterson. She is survived by her son, Carl Dawson, her step son-in-law, Charles Judd & 4 step grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Stanley Dawson and her second husband, Roger MacKenzie as well as her companion of many years, Fred Ross, her daughter, Susan Dawson & her step daughter, Jane Judd.
Jeanette enjoyed life at Silverbrook for many years. Director Sue, Nurse Michelle and Aid Lisa were all very kind and took great care of her. She felt fortunate to live there and enjoyed many friends and particularly her card games.
Jeanette worked as a book keeper and was employed for 18 years by Echlin Manufacturing. Interestingly, Echlin sold their property on the Branford River to CT Hospice and that is where Jeanette spent her final days. She was comfortable and peaceful with no pain at the time of her death. She was also a member of the Orange Congregational Church for 22 years.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 4-6pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. A funeral service will follow at 6pm at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jeanette’s name to Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane, Orange, CT. 06477.