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88 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-3338
Fax: (203) 686-1676
Elinor Moran Jansen

Elinor Moran Jansen

Friday, December 11th, 1931 - Friday, July 26th, 2019
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Elinor Moran Jansen, 87 passed away at McLeod Hospice House, SC on July 26, 2019. She was a long-time resident of South Meriden, CT before moving to Snellville, GA, and most recently Florence, SC. Elinor was born in Hartford, CT on December 11, 1931 and graduated from Bulkeley High School in Hartford and went on to earn a degree from Hartford College for Woman. She married Bob April 16, 1955 in Windsor, CT. She devoted herself to her family & friends. She worked through her years for several CT employers while always being a loving daughter, wife, mother, and friend. Elinor was an active member of Saint Andrews Episcopal Church in the Ladies Club, Alter Guild & Eucharist Ministry before her move to GA. She was a member of the Red Hat Society in both CT & GA.
Elinor is survived by her loving daughters, Joanne Meyer of SC and Karen Vassar & son-in-law, Larry Vassar of GA. They are eternally thankful for their mom’s faith, strength, humor, love, compassion, support and caring for all her years. Gram is endearingly remembered by her grandchildren Robert (& Justine) Meyer of CT, Jason (& Tracy) Meyer of MA, Matt (& Laural) Vassar of CT, Christine (& Phil) Raus of CT, Kevin Vassar of GA, and Elissa Vassar of GA. GG is affectionately remembered by her great-grandchildren Ethan, Eli & Christian Vassar, Juliette & Jonah Meyer, and Jaxson Clark. Elinor is also survived by her twin sister, Eileen Fitch, of TX and several nieces and nephews in VT, MA & TX. Elinor is predeceased by her sister, Clare Mildrum; grandson, Richard J. Vassar; and parents, Leslie & Mildred (Noll) Moran. Her companion, Sparky, is also waiting for her on the Rainbow Bridge.
Family and friends are invited to funeral services on Tuesday, August 27th at noon at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 27th prior to the service from 11AM to noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to JDRF 20 Batterson Park Road 3rd Floor, Farmington, CT 06032 to support Juvenile Diabetes research. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to JDRF 20 Batterson Park Road 3rd Floor, Farmington, CT 06032 to support Juvenile Diabetes research.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    88 East Main Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 12:00pm
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    88 East Main Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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  • Interment

    Walnut Grove Cemetery
    817 Old Colony Rd
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Noranne Wamesterster

Posted at 11:16am
To the family of our cousin Elinor: Please accept our deepest condolences. Our father Joseph, was the brother of Elinor's father Leslie. May Elinor rest now in the arms of our Lord and may her family receive comfort in all the cherished memories.
Reverend James M. Moran of Wethersfield,CT and Dr. Joseph J. Moran of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Alan McCarter

Posted at 05:38pm
I have many wonderful memories and reflections of Elinor as I was growing up. It was her cheerful and bright personality that contributed so much to making the frequent family get-togethers such a delightful, enjoyable, and memorable time for me. Thinking of all of you as you celebrate Elinor's remarkable life.

Karen Vassar

Posted at 11:26am
This poem by Margaret Widdemer expresses better than I what a wonderful mother & grandmother we were blessed to have watch over us. I greatly miss her and am thankful to have had her as my mom.
The Watcher
She always leaned to watch for us
Anxious if we were late,
In winter by the window,
In summer by the gate.
And though we mocked her tenderly
Who had such foolish care,
The long way home would seem more safe,
Because she waited there.
Her thoughts were all so full of us,
She never could forget,
And so I think that where she is
She must be watching yet.
Waiting ‘til we come home to her
Anxious if we are late
Watching from Heaven’s window
Leaning from Heaven’s gate.

Elissa Vassar

Posted at 10:40am
Gram was one of my favorite people on this earth. When i was a little she picked us up from daycare every Friday and went to McDonald’s, and if we didn’t we either had spaghetti or Mac and cheese... we had sleepovers all the time and played dolls, Barbies, and store as I grew up. She moved to Georgia with us when I was 16 years old and we spent a lot of time together. She let me drive her around to get practice for my license, came prom dress shopping with me, supported me throughout my high school and college educations and when I had Jaxson we were home all the time together. We bonded over wine, coffee, coffee cake muffins, and so much more. She was there for me when I got my heart broken and always celebrated my success. Going to see her was the highlight of mine and Jaxson’s weekends and we missed her so much when she moved but loved hearing about her new place. I know she is in heaven with her love, my grandpa J, pewter & sparky with Richard smiling down on all of us. Gram was a kindhearted, loving, and genuinely all around good soul. I miss her so much but am thankful for the time we had together

Robin Wieten

Posted at 05:40pm
Such fond memories of your mother. Our condolences, Robin & Joe Wieten

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