Published: April 27, 2010
Janet Hetzel Scranton died on April 21 at Middletown Hospice. She was married for 50 years to longtime antiques dealer Lewis Scranton and accompanied him to many antiques shows.
She was born April 9, 1935, at Bridgeport Hospital, the daughter of Elizabeth Mattoon Hetzel and Paul Hunt Hetzel of Southport, Conn.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Abigail S. and Carmine Patrizio of Clinton, Conn., and Rebecca W.S. and Phillip Durbin of Beltsville, Md., and her grandchildren Katharine and Jackson Durbin; and sisters Mary H. vonConta of Southport and Barbara H. Angstadt, and her husband, Charles H. Angstadt III, of McCormick, S.C; as well as by her brother David M. Hetzel.
She was a graduate of the Northfield School in East Northfield, Mass., attended the University of Delaware and graduated from the University of Connecticut.
Jane taught kindergarten and first grade at Killingworth Elementary School for 31 years. She was a charter member of the Fiber Arts Guild and the Delta Queens. She was a life member of the Middlesex Retired Teachers Association and the Killingworth Historical Society, where she served on the board of directors.
Private graveside services will be conducted at Evergreen Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial remembrances may be made to the Killingworth Historical Society Building Fund, PO Box 707, Killingworth CT 06419.
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