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Jeanne Francis (Pedrolini) Raducha

June 28, 1929 ~ July 14, 2022 (age 93)


Jeanne Francis Raducha passed away peacefully, while in Hospice Care at New Britain General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family on July 14, 2022, after reaching her 93rd birthday.  

Born on June 28, 1929, in Southington to Josephine and Dominic Pedrolini, Jeanne attended New Britain General Hospital School of Nursing. One of her patients, a football player who sustained a broken nose, would become her husband of 52 years, Chester "Chappy" Raducha. In 1950, Jeanne obtained a degree in Nursing and a future husband, broken nose and all, from New Britain General Hospital.  

Jeanne is predeceased by her beloved husband Chester Raducha, who shared 52 years of marriage, and her brothers Robert and Thomas Pedrolini. 

Jeanne is survived by her sister Betty Walston and her children Nancy Raducha of Plainville, Michael Raducha of Plainville, Joann Healey and her husband Jim of Newburyport, MA, and Paul Raducha and his wife Beth of Bristol, RI; her grandchildren Rachel Valentine and husband Jamie;  Abby Gagnon and husband Mike;  Nicholas Raducha; Justin, Meghan, and Lauren Healey; Aleksey Greenfield; Quinnly and Piper Raducha; and her great-grandchildren Addison, Jack, Kaedin and Zoey; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

When Jeanne was not working as a Registered Nurse at Andrew House Healthcare or Whiz Kids Daycare or tending to raising her family, she and Chappy loved playing cards with their close-knit friends, especially her sister-in-law Ida Pedrolini and her cousin, Terry Pedrolini. The Golden Girls, as some referred to them, also traveled extensively and undoubtedly got themselves in predicaments that can only be referred to as: "You did what?" 

She possessed a dry sense of humor that caught you off guard and her laugh was infectious. She treasured her collection of dolls and music boxes which she loaned for display to the Plainville Library.

A special thanks to the outstanding and compassionate staff at the C-5 floor of the Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain General Campus.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 21st, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad Street, Plainville, CT. The Funeral will be held on Friday, July 22nd, 9 a.m. from the Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad Street, Plainville to Our Lady of Mercy Church, 94 Broad Street, Plainville at 10 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be held at St. Thomas Cemetery, 351 Meriden Ave, Southington.

Donations may be made in Jeanne’s memory to the American Heart Assoc., National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or by going to ​ For more information or to leave online expressions of sympathy, please visit

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July 21, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad st
Plainville, CT 06062

July 22, 2022

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad st
Plainville, CT 06062

Mass of Christian Burial
July 22, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy Church
94 Broad Street
Plainville, CT 06062

July 22, 2022

St. Thomas Cemetery
209 Belleview Ave
Southington, CT 06489


American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231
Tel: 1-203-303-3300

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