Jeanne Moison Tate, 91, passed away peacefully at New London Hospital on January 16, 2023, following a period of declining health. Jeanne was born in Groton, Massachusetts on July 28, 1931. She is survived by her son, Douglas Tate, and daughter-in-law, Beth Tate, and her daughter, Joanne Franklin, and son-in-law, Andrew Silovich; plus relatives near and far.
Jeanne married James A. Tate and they settled in Simsbury, Connecticut to raise their family and contribute to the community. Jeanne worked for the Simsbury VNA. Summers were spent on Crystal Lake in Gilmanton Ironworks where everyone enjoyed swimming, sailing, fishing (!), especially night fishing for hornpout and fooling around on the raft down at the main dock and hiking. Those were idyllic and fun times with cousins.
Jeanne was active in the Andover Service Club. She was the secretary and enjoyed baking cakes to sell for fund-raising. She also was active in wo-manning the Club’s thrift store. She especially enjoyed receiving books from Tracy Memorial Library in New London. After selling their home on Lake Sunapee, they bought a house on Knights Hill Road in New London. They enjoyed their neighbors and had a nice community there.
A reception to honor her long and active life will be held at Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, on Saturday, February 4, from 10:30 to noon. A memorial service is planned in the spring at Center Cemetery in Dunstable, Massachusetts.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Jeanne’s name to the Tracy Memorial Library, 304 Main St, New London NH 03257, or the Andover Service Club, 26 School St, Andover NH 03216.