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Obituary for Jeanne Baklik

A photograph of Jeanne Baklik

Born: Shelton
Lived: Shelton

Jeanne Baklik, age 87, of Shelton, entered into rest on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford. She was the devoted wife of the late John Baklik. Jeanne was born in Shelton on December 30, 1930, daughter of the late Margaret Jones Besescheck, and was a lifelong Shelton resident. She worked as a reading specialist in the Shelton School System for over 30 years, serving at Huntington, Elizabeth Shelton, and at Mohegan Schools. She was involved in the TOPS Program in Shelton, worked in the CT teachers scholarship program, and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of CT. In her retirement, Jeanne loved to play pinochle at the Shelton Senior Center, and enjoyed swimming at the Shelton Community Center. She is the beloved mother of Christopher Baklik (Elaine) and Katherine Baklik Tiegel, cherished grandmother of John Baklik (Stephanie), Jennifer Vargas (Santos), Matthew Tiegel (Aimee), and Emily Tiegel, and great-grandmother of Jasmine, Julius, and Johnny. She is also survived by her sisters Barbara Osterhoudt, Elaine Besescheck, Evelyn Guzman, and Ellen Freeman (Kevin). She was predeceased by her brother, James Besescheck. Friends may greet the family at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.. Her funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the parlor. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Shelton. Memorial contributions can be made to the United Methodist Church of Monroe, 515 Cutler’s Farm Rd, Monroe, CT 06468, and to TEAM Inc., 30 Elizabeth Street, Derby, CT 06418. Online condolences can be offered at www.riverviewfh.com.