Frances Jane [Hanlon] Jarboe
May 24, 1930 - November 1, 2017
Frances H. Jarboe, 87, of Norwalk, died Wednesday, November 1st, at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Robert Wellesley Jarboe.
Born in New Haven, daughter of the late William Farrell Hanlon, Sr. and Theresa Johnston Hanlon, she was raised in Shorefront Park [S. Norwalk], and attended St. Joseph School; later graduating from Sacred Heart Academy [Stamford]. Mrs. Jarboe graduated from Trinity College, in Washington, D. C.
On December 28, 1954, she wed Robert Wellsley Jarboe, in St. Joseph Church. They went on to raise their nine sons, and working part time at the gift shop at A. J. Collins Furniture Store. After the boys grew older, Fran worked for ‘Golf Digest’ magazine [part of New York Times Publishing Corp.] – enjoying every minute of this second career. Her greatest joy was sharing the company and stories of her beloved grandchildren and great grandson. She was a devout catholic and dedicated member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.
Fran is survived by her nine sons; Mark Jarboe and wife Jacqueline, of Montauk, New York, John and wife Martha, of Tucson, Arizona, Paul and wife Marie, of Wilton James Jarboe and wife Cindy, of Trumbull, Philip and partner John, of Palm Springs, California, Peter and wife Mary, of Norwalk, Christopher, also of Norwalk, Stephen and wife Pamela, of Groton Mass., Matthew and wife Kimberly, of Danbury. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren; Nicholas, Clint, Kate, Paul Thomas, Jr., Daniel and wife Jessica, Marianne, Jamie, Kevin, Jeffrey, Andrew, Jackson, Max, Makinsey, Avery, Wyatt and Sadie; also great-grandson Daniel Patrick Jarboe, Jr.
In addition to her husband and parents, Fran was preceded in death by two brothers, William Hanlon and wife Shirley and Joseph Hanlon and wife Delores. And sister in law Vernona Jarboe.
A Con-celebrated Mass of Christian Burial take place Tuesday, November 7th, at 11:00 A. M., in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue. She will be buried in St. John Cemetery next to her beloved Wells; who died in 2009 on what would have been their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary. There will be no calling hours.
The family requests contributions to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06855.