Obituary: Jean Hackenson, 56, Formerly of Middlebury

Jean Hackenson was raised in Middlebury and was a 1974 graduate of Southbury High School. She loved music and animals.


Jean Hackenson, 56, of Epping, N.H., formerly of Middlebury, died Saturday April 28, 2012, at the Boston Medical Center.

Hackenson was born April 20, 1956 in Waterbury, CT, daughter of Nancy (Stella) Guerrera of Middlebury and the late John R. Guerrera. She was raised in Middlebury and was a 1974 graduate of Southbury High School.

Hackenson was an avid music and animal lover. She loved gardening and arts and crafts and she was a wonderful cook and baker. She worked as a cosmetologist at Hair Plus in Southbury and as a fitness trainer at Curves in Bethlehem before moving to New Hampshire.

Recently she became a licensed nurse's assistant and worked at the Exeter on Hampton Rehabilitation Center. Hackenson was a 12-year breast cancer survivor, a beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend.

Besides her mother, she is survived by a son, Bruce Hackenson of Woodbury; two daughters, Leia Arold of Exeter, N.H. and Rebecca Hackenson of Shelton; two sisters, Joan Delaney of N.Y. and Jane Cyr of Middlebury; her ex-husband, Craig D. Hackenson of Woodbury; two nieces and three nephews.

Hackenson's family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone at Boston Medical Center ICU for the kindness and compassion shown to them throughout the last week.

Visitation: Friends and family may gather at the funeral home for calling hours from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, 235 Main St. North, Southbury.

Services: A memorial service in celebration of Hackenson's life will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home.

Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen CT affiliate for the cure, 74 Batterson Park Rd., Farmington, CT 06032 or the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, N.Y. 10128-6804.

Cemetery: Not Applicable

Elena Bowen May 07, 2012 at 10:43 AM
So young:( God give her family strength to endure. So sorry for their loss.


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