Jean Hammond

Jean Hammond

Sunday, May 1st, 1927 Monday, June 10th, 2019

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Obituary for Jean E Hammond (Leitch)

Jean Elizabeth (Leitch) Hammond, 92, of Enfield, beloved wife of 72 years to Donald Hammond, entered into Eternal Rest on Monday, June 10, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her family. Jean was born in Springfield, Mass. on May 1, 1927 to the late Wesley and the late Helen (Battles) Leitch. She was the eldest sister of Elizabeth Granfield of East Longmeadow, Mass. and the late Nancy Peabody
In addition to her loving husband, Donald, Jean is survived by her daughter Diane (Hammond) O’Brien and husband, William, of Mundelein, Illinois. Jean is also survived by loving grandchildren Daniel O’Brien, Charles (Josie) O’Brien, and Molly (William) Galanis. She is lovingly survived by a great- granddaughter, Grace Galanis. Jean was predeceased by one son, Gary Hammond (wife: Nancy Gwiazda Hammond). Jean is also survived by sister-in-law Florence Hammond. Jean was extremely fortunate to have nephews John (Jay) and Paul Hammond, Connie LeBlanc, and Jean Mahoney in providing her with loving care and devotion.
Jean’s 92 years were full of joy, love, laughter, closeness, and sharing. Her loving relationship with her husband of 72 years stayed fresh and new all the days of their lives together. This was the center of the joy she shared with her family and friends. Many of them have passed, some remain, but all were touched by her generous gifts of humanity.
Jean Hammond’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the medical staff (St. Francis Hospital), hospice (Trinity Health Hospice), and, especially her home care giver, Sylvia, who provided loving care and compassion during her time of greatest need. Her next door neighbors, the Smiths, as well as other long-time neighbors, as well as her many friends, provided tremendous assistance, love, and support over the years. The help was always appreciated by her family.
Services will be private, at the preference of her family.
Donations in memory of Jean Hammond may be made to Enfield Congregational Church, 1295 Enfield St, Enfield, CT 06082.
Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels has care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit

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Nancy Martin

Another angel. I'm sorry for your loss and sadness Diane and Don. There will be tea parties with my mother no doubt. They were great friends and my mother love loved Jean dearly.
Comment | Posted at 09:22am via Condolence

Drinda Carey

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family Diane. She was an amazing woman. I was so glad to have spent sometime with her and your dad. I love you and sending prayers for peace. She was filled with love for you and the rest of her family. Keep those precious memories close in heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sorry I cant be with you.
Comment | Posted at 04:29pm via Condolence

John P. Hammond

Dear family and friends.
Our sweet aunt, friend, and my confidante. There wasn't anything held back in conversation, just say it like it was always with good advice in return.
Reminiscing of her mothers strong language while watching football game on sisters porch as youngster eased need to curb my prison carer lingo in conversation just saying it as it was.
Moms and Paul always looked forward to Donny and Jean's visits seasonally bringing big flat of hand picked strawberry's.
One special long ago memory Moms Dad and I, uncle Donny and auntie Jean went picking giant juicy Canadian Harmony peaches at Johny Appleseeds South Windsor ( now housing development ) eating more than we picked.
Cashing out auntie Jean said to the farm lady " your making a mistake charging him for that box of peaches" bewildered auntie Jean said " you should have weighed him going in and coming out and give him that box you would have made more money" I think I turned the color of the ripe peaches.
Auntie Jean took a shine to my wife, sharing a special connection, always kidding her the difficulty being married to a Hammond, a bond they shared with mutual understanding and laughter.
We enjoyed all our countless holiday and birthday dinner outings.
During our home visits she and Donny enjoyed foot long hot dogs, 1/2 lb cheese burgers, Jean vanilla and Donny double chocolate milkshakes, and of course all the sweets we could carry.
My wife and I, brother Paul and Moms Florence will remember a life time of fond memories held close to heart.
Love and condolence to all Jay + Sweet Maryellen ( I add the sweet because she puts up with me ) Paul, Florence Hammond.
Comment | Posted at 01:59pm via Condolence

Susan Lemon

Mrs. Hammond was one of the kindest women I have ever met... She is in the presence of Jesus now and has eternal joy.
Comment | Posted at 12:52pm via Condolence

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