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Jeanne K. Calvert Obituary

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Jeanne K. Calvert

Springfield, MA

April 8, 1921 - February 8, 2024

Jeanne K. Calvert Obituary

Jeanne K. Calvert left this mortal plane on 8 February, peacefully and in the company of her children. She begins the next part of her journey, to reunite with her husband (George) and those that have gone before her.

Jeanne was a Pennsylvania girl with a New York State of mind. Born on April 8, 1921, in Williamsport, PA to the late Leo and Maude (McGill) Krauser, she graduated from Williamsport High School in 1939 and spent those happy years in the company of her two brothers (Charles and Fred) and a loyal group of friends dancing, sledding, ice skating, swimming – activities she carefully tracked in her personal diary.

Through friends she eventually met George I. Calvert – the only man she ever loved, they were married on September 14, 1945, and began to build their family.

Jeanne and George welcomed their first two children, Michael and Kathy, in Williamsport, and after moving to Hartsdale, NY for George’s job, they added two more – Chris and Paige. Their final move to Wilbraham MA landed them in Colonial Acres where they built their own home, took up golf late in life and became active members of Hampden Country Club initially and then eventually Wilbraham Country Club - they were also active parishioners at St. Cecilia Church.

Following George’s death in 1980, Jeanne continued to construct a robust life surrounded by her friends – playing bridge, golf, and taking numerous trips to FL (lots of golf), Bermuda (more golf) and Europe. She spent her final years at Reeds Landing where she was generously and lovingly cared for by a group of women who would become part of the extended tribe who loved and admired this force of nature.

An avid golfer and fierce bridge player, Jeanne, called “YaYa” by her grandchildren (Christopher, Molly, Emerson, and George) loved a good party, a spirited conversation with both friends and strangers, and a stiff Dewar’s scotch on the rocks, splash of water, twist of lemon. There was no more loyal friend on earth.

Jeanne was most proud of her children and the families they built, and she developed her own special relationship with their partners – Steven Wade, Linda Calvert, Andy Spaulding, and Bain Ennis. Her great grandchildren Grace and Brady (and a third to be born this August) will continue the legacy of this funny, flirtatious, resilient, inimitable, classy woman.

We invite you to join us on Friday, April 5, 2024, at noon, St. Cecilia Church, 42 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA. The family requests no flowers, your presence is all she would want.

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