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Jeannette (Jean) Terlaga, 94, of South Windsor, CT, formerly of Windsor passed away peacefully on January 25, 2017, at Manchester Manor Nursing Home. Born in Seymour, CT to Kamila and George Pochron, she graduated Seymour High School in 1940. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Hygiene in 1945, and was a practicing hygienist for much of her life. She belonged to several associations including: Connecticut Dental Hygienist Association, National Dental Hygienist Association, St. Gabriel Women's Club and St. Gabriel Mothers Club. She provided Dental Hygiene Services at John Fitch School and St. Gabriel School. She also volunteered dental hygiene services on the original Hartford Association Smilemobile. She was a communicant of St. Gabriel Church in Windsor for 45 years, prior to moving to South Windsor where she was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi church. Jean is survived by her children: Kamila Drumm of Billerica, MA, Kelvin Terlaga, of Wilmington, MA, and Maryanne Benoit of South Windsor CT; her 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Kory Terlaga of Piedmont Missouri, and her beloved husband Stanley J. Terlaga of South Windsor, CT to whom she was married for 70 years and was the love of her life before his recent passing. Jean was an amazing cook who passed along family recipes and dishes that many people enjoyed. She had many passions in life including; baking, sewing, cake decorating and crafting of all kinds. Later in life she took up painting, and writing; and persevered to publish a book about her life growing up in Seymour, CT. Her greatest joy in life were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She would generously give her time and energy to each one providing support and guidance whenever it was needed. Her family will receive friends on Monday, January 30, 2017, from 9-10:15 a.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Francis of Assisi Church to begin at 11 a.m.; burial will follow at Windsor Veteran's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Americas Tooth Fairy- National Children's Health Foundation, 4109 Park Rd., Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28209. Please visit us at for online condolences and guest book.