Jeannette Theresa (Hebert) Kollar of St. Petersburg Florida died January 22 after a period of failing health. She was born November 7, 1930, in Franklin, New Hampshire, daughter of Henry and Mathilda (Gagne) Hebert. Jeannette graduated from Franklin High School in 1948. She married Bernard A. Kollar on August 23,1949 at Saint Paul’s church. He predeceased her in 2003 after 54 years of marriage.
Jeannette loved being a mother, and had 8 children; Kathleen Brown of Hernando Florida, Bernie of Las Vegas Nevada, Nancy and Robert Jordan of Tilton NH, Patricia and Louis Dumont of Wells Maine, Tom (who predeceased Mom in 2011), Deborah and Peter Garofoli of Andover MA, Mary and Paul Hoisington of Hanover NH, and John David (JD) and Suphap Totsakrai of St. Petersburg Florida with whom she made her home. Jeannette is survived by 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband and son, she was predeceased by her siblings, Laura, Lucille, Olive, Peter, and Roland Hebert.
Jeannette’s career at the Franklin Regional Hospital started in 1966. She completed her business degree at Franklin Pierce College while working and retired in 1993 as Director of Human Resources after 27 years of service. She and her husband moved from NH to Hernando, Florida the following year. Jeannette loved living in Florida, enjoying birdwatching, gardening, playing Bunco and lunching with friends. She was heavily involved in the St Scholastica’s Community of Catholic Women’s Club. Jeannette loved a good party, pinot grigio, great food, and sunsets at the beach.
A visitation (reception of the ashes in the church) will be held in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church at 108 School St, Franklin, NH at 10 AM on June 15th. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 11 AM. Following that celebration, Jeannette will be interred next to her husband at the Holy Cross Cemetery at 1 Carr Rd, Franklin NH.
A luncheon will follow at The Refinery Restaurant, 4 Mill Rd., Andover.
Expressions of sympathy can be made online to the Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin NH (www.neunfuneralhomes.com). Donations can be made to St Scholastica Roman Catholic Church (4301 W. Homosassa Trail, Lecanto, FL 34461) or to a charity of your choice in her name.
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