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 www.leetestevens.com.