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“Pauline & Andy and family's .i,m really sorry for your loss.my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: jerry landry - norwalk, CT

“My deepest condolences to the families. I worked with Jeanne at MBI. There could not have been a more sweet, kind, caring person! ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Patty Pignataro Murphy - Norwalk, CT

“What can I possibly say about this beautiful beautiful woman. Who on hot summer days gave us , the children of the neighborhood watermelon ,...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Laura Benedetto Collins - Derby, CT

“My condolences to your family for your loss. I hope all of your fond memories of time well spent with Jeanne will give you solace as you grieve her...Read More »
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“Deepest sympathy to Summa and Avery families. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Maureen DeNunzio - Norwalk, CT

“Dear Summa and Avery families,I was saddened to hear of your loss of Jeanne. She and my father were cousins. May your wonderful memories of her help...Read More »
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“Our deepest sympathy, Phyllis & Ralph DelVecchio ”
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Jeanne Summa Avery a longtime resident of Norwalk, age 90, and wife of the late William J. Avery, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Greenwich, CT at The Nathaniel Witherell, where she resided briefly. Born on March 20, 1927 in Stamford, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Summa and Felicia Marciano Summa. Jeanne was predeceased by her sister, Antoinette Wildey, formerly of Ridgefield, CT and sadly many of her lifelong friends. Jeanne is survived by her daughter Maryann Avery Scofield of Stamford, her two grandchildren, David W. Scofield of Delaware and Lyndsey E. Scofield and her husband Alexander J. Witkowski of New Jersey. She is also survived by her sisters Phyllis Summa Saccamano of Norwalk, Pauline Silvester of Norwalk, and Gloria Reed of Ridgefield and her brothers Andrew P. Summa of Greenwich, William Summa, of Florida and many nieces and nephews. Jeanne graduated from Stamford High School in 1944 and attended Short’s Secretarial School. After a long career as a secretary and bookkeeper, she retired from MBI, where she was employed for close to 10 years. Jeanne will be remembered for many things including her contagious smile and genuine love of family and friends whose company and companionship brought her much happiness throughout her life. Friends may call on Tuesday, January 2, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM in St. John Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien. Burial will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford.