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In Memory of
Gretchen Teeling (Zemke)
1955 - 2017
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The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.
Gretchen Teeling, 61, beloved wife of the late John Teeling passed away on April 7, 2017 at home, after a brief illness. Gretchen was born in Meriden, CT, on October 20, 1955, to the late John and Jeannette Zemke. She was a graduate of Platt High School and Middlesex Community College. Gretchen was employed for many years in the legal department of The Phoenix Insurance Co. and later in the offices of Shipman and Goodwin Counselors at Law, she was currently employed by Gardner and Peterson Associates.
Gretchen was an avid animal lover and movie buff. She also delighted in giving people cards and she loved to help with birthdays and special events. She had a lot of fun selling Avon products, which she did for many years. Her sparkling personality, good humor, and spontaneous laugh endeared her to her family and friends.
Gretchen leaves two sisters, Paula Boehringer (Peter) of Goffstown, NH, Carolyn Day (Richard) of Summerville, SC, as well as several nephews and a niece.
Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A memorial service will commence at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Should friends desire, contributions in her honor may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society 701 Russell Rd, Newington, CT 06111, or your local animal shelter.
This Book of Memories brings those affected by loss together by encouraging communication and self-expression. By giving friends and family a special place to tell their stories and express their feelings of loss, it helps them care for one another during a very difficult time. Click on any of the links to the right to access features or information within this memorial website.