She was born on January 26, 1926, daughter of Fritz E. and Jennie Nylander Peterson.
She is survived by her son, Carl Dawson, her stepson-in-law, Charles Judd & four step-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Stanley Dawson and her second husband, Roger MacKenzie as well as her companion of many years, Fred Ross, her daughter, Susan Dawson & her stepdaughter, Jane Judd.
Jeanette enjoyed life at Silverbrook for many years. Director Sue, Nurse Michelle and Aid Lisa were all very kind and took great care of her. She felt fortunate to live there and enjoyed many friends and particularly her card games.
She was a member of the Orange Congregational Church for 22 years.
Jeanette worked as a bookkeeper and was employed for 18 years by Echlin Manufacturing. Interestingly, Echlin sold their property on the Branford River to CT Hospice and that is where Jeanette spent her final days. She was comfortable and peaceful with no pain at the time of her death.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jeanette’s name to Orange Congregational Church 205 Meeting House Lane Orange, CT. 06477.
For online condolences visit www.westhavenfuneral.com