Jeanne L. (LaCourse) Edwards

Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:32


Jeanne L.(LaCourse) Edwards, 94, of Bristol, widow of George A. Edwards, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at the Bristol Hospital.

Jeanne was born March 1, 1923, in Bristol and was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Murray) LaCourse. She resided in Bristol for all her life and was a graduate of Bristol Schools, St. Joseph College in 1945 and the University of Louisville with her Master’s Degree in social work in 1947.

She was a member of St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph College Alumni Association, and was a former member of the Bristol Garden Club. Jeanne also did volunteer work at the Bristol Hospital for several years. Jeanne spent her summers while growing up at Point O Woods, South Lyme and then at Black Point, Niantic.

Jeanne is survived by a son, Henry “Hank” H. Edwards II of Bristol, and a daughter, Laura Jeanne Edwards of Bristol, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, George LaCourse, and a sister, Ellaine Savarese LaCourse.

Jeanne’s family would like to thank the staff at the Bristol Hospital Emergency Room and Hospice Teams for their wonderful care of Jeanne.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol on Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m.

Memorial donation may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd. S #4B, Southington, CT 06489.

Visit Jeanne’s memorial website at

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:32. Updated: Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:35.